Local charity wins top national award for the second time

WE Care and Repair has operated in Bristol and the West of England for thirty years and is dedicated to helping older people and people with disabilities, to continue living independently and safely for as long as possible in their own homes.

Services offered by WE Care and Repair include:

• A handyperson service for small repairs

• Larger repairs and adaptations service

• A specialist bathrooms adaptations service

• Two showrooms showcasing bathrooms, kitchens and a range of mobility aids and independent living products to make everyday tasks easier.

The quality and safety of WE Care & Repair services is endorsed by the local authorities who commission their services in Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset and North Somerset. In addition to scooping the most prestigious award of HIA of the Year

WE Care and Repair were also runner up in the Handyperson Service of the Year and were commended in the Innovations category for their pioneering Making Space Project where volunteers work with people who have sought help with hoarding problems.

Accepting the award on behalf of WE Care &Repair was Chief Executive Kevin Snowball: “We are very excited at winning this national award as it recognises the dedication and commitment of our staff and volunteers to providing practical services that vulnerable people can trust. We are also proud to be the first organisation to win this prestigious award twice. I am especially glad that the judges specifically highlighted the wide range of services WE Care and Repair provides, our high levels of customer satisfaction and the large numbers of people we support in their reasons for choosing WE Care and Repair".

The awards were hosted by Lord Best OBE (crossbench Life peer sitting in the House of Lords) at a ceremony held in the House of Lords attended by senior representatives from the housing and health sectors. Lord Best said: “The quality of the entries to this year’s awards underlines the valuable contribution being made by home improvement agencies up and down the country to support the most vulnerable in society. “They are very much on the frontline of ongoing efforts to join up health, housing and social care and enable people to live healthy, independent lives.”

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