Anglian Home Improvements Wins Special Achievement Award from HRH The Princess Royal

Members of the Charity Committee for Anglian Home Improvements have been presented with a special award by HRH The Princess Royal for their services to the charity Livability.

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HRH gave the team the award at The Princess Royal Livability Awards ceremony in Greenwich, London. It is an event hosted by Livability – a disability and community engagement charity – for which HRH is Patron.

The charity holds the ceremony every year to mark and celebrate the special achievements of staff, supporters and volunteers. Nominated by their peers, the winners are recognised as being people that go the extra mile in their work and service. 

HRH presented Anglian with a certificate for Outstanding Supporter and Volunteer Achievement and they were one of seven award winners on the evening. 

Anglian’s charity committee have supported Livability services John Grooms Court and Treetops in a number of key projects over the last four years.

In 2011, Anglian worked with their local service, John Grooms Court, to install a conservatory at the service which has provided residents with a much-needed light-filled relaxing environment for house meetings and entertaining visitors. 

Three years later, in 2014, Anglian embarked on a substantial project to replace existing windows and doors at Livability Treetops in Colchester with modern, energy efficient double and triple-glazed glass. Anglian worked closely with Livability to ensure designs met the specific needs of Livability Treetops and throughout the installation process, staff were impressed by the care and empathy shown by Anglian to residents.

Worth an astounding £100,000, this project will create energy efficiencies well in to the future.

Melanie Mcdonald, Head of PR and Brand Marketing at Anglian said: "So many Anglian people have been involved in this project and I would like to thank them all for their commitment and support.  We have enjoyed working with Livability again completing this installation as part of Anglian's 50th Anniversary celebrations in 2016."

Anna Maria Mullen, Major Donor and Corporate Manager for Livability said: “Anglian have made a positive impact to both residents and staff at Livability through its projects, offering improved environments to residents and efficiency and cost savings to the charity.” 

Dave Webber, Livability Charity CEO said: ‘As a national charity, Livability has over 1600 members of staff, delivering disability and community focused services around the UK. Along with key supporters and volunteers, they make an immense contribution to our charity’s work and the impact on the lives of our service users. I am proud of the commitment our staff and special supporters share in creating a positive, inclusive and enabling community for all we serve.’

HRH also unveiled a plaque to mark the official opening of Livability’s new national office. The charity recently moved their national office team to the Greenwich Peninsula, after 20 years in their former location of Shoreditch. 

The evening was also attended by the Mayor of Royal Greenwich, Councillor Norman Adams and the Deputy Lieutenant of Greenwich, Dr Pieter Van Der Merwe. 

Livability extend their thanks to Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal for her continued support and for presenting these Awards. 

Notes for Editors

For more information or to discuss this story at the time of our move, please do contact Janet Miles, Head of Communications and Campaigns at Livability. 
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 020 7452 2084 | Mob. 07885 687 908

About Livability

Livability is a national Christian disability and community engagement charity. We deliver disability services, community projects, education and training resources that promote inclusion and wellbeing. We also share our expertise internationally. We are an enabling network, tackling barriers in society to make community livable. 

Livability is a proven and trusted provider of commissioned care and community projects throughout the UK. Created by a merger of The Shaftesbury Society and John Grooms, Livability has a 160-year track record in community and inclusion work. Our Christian ethos and rich heritage of social reform drives us; we are ambitious to innovate and determined to end social exclusion.

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