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Award for Attleborough care home

PUBLISHED: 16:12 05 July 2010 | UPDATED: 15:27 14 July 2010

An Attleborough care home is celebrating after scooping a prestigious regional housing award.

Affordable housing provider Flagship Peddars Way won the National Housing Federation's East of England prize for its work at the Oak Trees home.

An Attleborough care home is celebrating after scooping a prestigious regional housing award.

Affordable housing provider Flagship Peddars Way won the National Housing Federation's East of England prize for its work at the Oak Trees home.

The team at Oak Trees provides care and support for 26 people with learning disabilities, assisting them to learn new skills for a more independent way of living.

The What We Are Proud Of awards ceremony took place on Thursday at the Bedford Lodge Hotel in Newmarket and attracted 70 guests who listened to presentations from three shortlisted projects before voting for the overall winner.

The Attleborough care home will go through to the national finals to compete with other regional finalists in September.

David Seaton, managing director of Flagship Peddars Way, said: “When services receive such recognition, you are not only immensely proud but also acutely aware of just how significant an impact you can have on some people's lives. Like a lot of our other support services, Oak Trees involvement does have a major impact on an individual's quality of life and this award acknowledges the fine work they are undertaking and the results achieved.”

Daniel, a former tenant of the scheme, added: “Oak Trees staff continue to support me to live the independent life I want, I have learnt how to shop for myself, how to cook meals and how to keep my bedsit looking clean and tidy. Oak Trees have made me more confident to go out and meet new people.”

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