Friends of Mellwood House won the Best Neighbourhood category at WDH’s 2016 Love Where You Live Awards.
The residents at Mellwood House, South Elmsall, are passionate about where they live and are always looking for ways they can improve it. The residents here recently welcomed new members to the scheme, who have been rehomed while their properties are undergoing improvements.
They enjoy lots of different activities and outings which bring them together, reducing social isolation and helping new members to feel included. They have created a garden which allows them to sit and enjoy the outdoors whilst taking part in some light gardening.
Nora Hill, Brenda Chambers and Pat Lawton said: “Thank you to all who voted for us, it’s fantastic to win. We’re so proud of ourselves. We’ll be spending the prize money on improvements to our garden. Everyone uses it and Pat and Brenda have worked hard to turn it into a paradise. We hope that all of the residents at Mellwood House are proud of the group.”