PoLHA wins Excellence in Adult Services award

PoLHA wins Excellence in Adult Services award

Sheltered housing staff at Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) have been awarded the Excellence in Adult Services award at the Scottish Social Services Awards 2022.

The awards celebrate the work of Scottish Social Services and the individuals, teams and organisations making a positive difference to people’s lives across Scotland. The judging panel comprised Scottish Government policy officials and key sector stakeholders.

There were 250 applications for this year’s awards which showcase the best of the social care and social work sector. The team won a similar award in 2017, demonstrating its continued dedication to providing the best service to residents.

Sheltered housing manager, Maureen Combe, said: “Our older people are at the heart of everything we do, for us it’s about delivering the best person-centred support, individual choice and supporting each older person to live their best life in an environment that encourages good health and wellbeing.

“Winning this award has been a fantastic recognition of all the great work that our staff do. As a Manager, there is nothing more fulfilling than a fully functional team who are recognised and rewarded for their incredible work.”

Heather Kiteley, group chief executive of PoLHA, said: “I am incredibly proud that our staff, and their exceptional service, are being recognised by the Scottish Social Services Awards. Our team have made a significant impact on the quality of our residents’ lives, and I know of so many cases where they have gone above and beyond to create positive and enriching experiences for the people who call our sheltered housing developments home.”


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