St Martins won an award for the effective co-ordination of End of Life Care in the Norfolk Care Awards for our service for over 50s. Webster Court provides accommodation a support for people over the age of 50 who have been homeless or are at risk of homelessness.
The fact that life expectancy for a homeless person is an average of just 46 gives an indication of the level of care that some of the tenants at Webster Court require. The tenants have a variety of physical and mental health needs, yet there is a heavy focus on maintaining independence to ensure that each person lives a fulfilling life and approaches their last days with dignity and in a peaceful and comfortable environment.
Three members of the team from Webster Court attended the awards gala event at Sprowston Manor Hotel on February 20 hosted by Britain’s Got Talent’s Siobhan Phillips.
The awards are an opportunity to showcase excellence and demonstrate a commitment to delivering quality care and support services across Norfolk.
Head of Sheltered Housing Joy Frary said, “This award means a lot to us. We are totally committed to providing the best support we can to the people living here. It is a very unique service and the only one of its kind in Norfolk. We are confident in our ability to support our tenants at the end of their lives, some of whom have experienced years of trauma and instability. We listen to their wishes and ensure they have the freedom and choice in their later years that they may never have had at other points in their lives.”
Pictured above: Support workers Sally Reynolds, Steve Hansby-Moore and senior night worker Julia Chaplin collecting their award from Siobhan Phillips.
Click here to read an account of Jo’s experience of Webster Court. Jo’s uncle Graham has chronic severe mental illness and has been cared for at Webster Court for the past 18 months.