Our LifeTime service wins an industry award for going the extra mile for our residents

18 May 2018

Our LifeTime service beat eight other organisations to scoop the Northern Housing Award in the Resident Support/Advice programme of the Year category.

Lifetime, based at The Gateway on Sankey Street, provides more than 60 activities, advice and social events every week across the borough for people in their fifties and above; from a camera club, community choir and exercise classes to volunteering opportunities and much more.

The award was won thanks to the innovative way in which LifeTime promotes social inclusion and health through connecting residents in an active, fun and supportive way, and on the awards night, the service was particularly praised for its work with volunteers and its social media presence.

WHA CEO David Cummins said: “We are delighted to have won the award and I would like to thank all of our LifeTime team for all their efforts in making life better for not only our residents – but the wider community of Warrington as well.

“At its most basic, LifeTime is a youth club for the elderly, but it has also been described as a real “lifeline” by some of its members and their families – which we are very proud of.”

The awards evening was opened by Greater Manchester Mayor, Andy Burnham, who said the awards serve to demonstrate that the organisations it celebrates are “much more than housing providers; they’re community builders as well.”

Representing LifeTime on the night was LifeTime Officer Andrea Rees, apprentice Amy Chapman, Janet Sullivan of WHA’s Home Improvement Agency along with Tenant Board Member and LifeTime volunteer, Bernard Whitley, with his wife Margaret.

WHA deputy chair Steve License added: “LifeTime is an important part of our long history of investing in our communities for social purpose and is our response to concerns about the effects of loneliness and isolation on our older people.”

The awards were hosted by comedian Justin Moorhouse and attended by 470 guests at the Midland Hotel in Manchester.

With 19 winners on the night from more than 200 shortlisted applications, the awards represented and celebrated the achievements of a cross-section of the social housing industry and its partners from all over the North: housing associations, council landlords, local authorities, contractors and consultants, and more.

For more information on LifeTime activities go to www.lifetimegateway.org.uk or call 01925 246824.


“Thank you so much for your help in getting me set up in my new home” 

Anonymous – WHA Resident

“We’re really grateful for the excellent service we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser and the extra money has made a big difference, helping us hire a gardener and be able to go to LifeTime more often where we enjoy singing in the choir”

Mr & Mrs Holland – WHiA Customers

“I’m so grateful to Warrington Housing Association for reaching out to me to make sure I’m claiming my full benefit entitlements”

Ms Heseltine – WHA Resident

“We couldn’t have navigated the benefits system without the fantastic help we received from Warrington Housing Association’s Money Adviser”

Andrew & Eileen – WHA Residents

“I felt like a big weight had been lifted off my shoulders and that I had somebody on my side”

Barbara, WHA resident

Warrington Housing Association 

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