A Wirral housing association is in the running to win a major national award.

Alpha Living has been shortlisted for the 'best older people's landlord' in the annual UK Housing Awards.

The company provides housing and sensitive services for people aged 55 and over with nearly 1,000 apartments across the North of England.

In July of this year Alpha was proud to open its first extra-care development of 78 self-contained apartments at Poppyfields in Saughall Massie.

The development provides independent living for people over 55 but with the reassurance of onsite personal care and support 24 hours a day, if needed.

Graeme Foster, chief executive of Alpha (pictured, below) said: "We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award. At Alpha we take our commitment to ensuring our residents maintain their independence and live healthy, happy lives very seriously.

Wirral Globe:

"We listen carefully to our residents and work hard to make sure we’re designing services based on their input.

"During the Covid pandemic we made even greater strides to support our residents with our development managers remaining on site so that they were always available to assist.

"We enhanced our regular 'Alpha Plus' services by introducing food shopping and prescription collection.

"We also transformed our regular lunch clubs into a meal on wheels service to support those who were shielding or self-isolating".

Alpha has also invested in making its homes more user friendly, creating level access showers and bathrooms and undertaking adaptations using ‘invisible creations’.