Milngavie development recognised at prestigious retirement housing awards
A retirement development in Milngavie has been commended by the Elderly Accommodation Counsel (EAC) as a successful example of later life housing.
Bield’s Oakburn Gardens has received a bronze award in the annual EAC Housing Awards - with tenants, staff and visitors all nominating the development for the accolade.
The awards aim to shape the future of housing options for older people, considering the votes of tenants as the most significant factor in the nomination process in order to celebrate developments which best cater to the needs of their residents.
Dorothy O’Donnell, retirement housing manager at Bield’s Oakburn Gardens, said: “We’re all absolutely thrilled to have been recognised for everything we do here at Oakburn Gardens.
“When we found out that we’d been successful at the awards we were all so chuffed – the majority of our votes came from our tenants who play a huge role in making the development what it is so I’m especially grateful that they thought to nominate us.”
Bield is the only Scotland-wide housing provider recognised at the awards this year, with Greenock’s Jamaica Court development also recognised in the Retirement Housing 25-30 Units category.
John Galvin, EAC’s chief executive, said: “Specialist housing for older people plays an enormously significant role in helping them stay independent for longer.
“The security, support and great communities have a positive impact on individuals and reduce the need for NHS services.”
Oakburn Gardens in Milngavie offers spacious living for those over 60 who wish to retain their independence while leaving the worries of repairs and maintenance behind.
The development boasts 26 one- and two-bedroom properties with lift and stair access in a quiet residential area close to the town centre.