Social enterprise award for Tayside Health SEN member

Health SEN member Home Straight received recognition for its work helping older people adapt their living arrangements, picking up an award at last month’s Tayside Social Enterprise Awards.

The social enterprise, which offers advice and provides services to help people move homes later in life, or to adapt their existing home, was awarded the prize for Most Innovative Social Enterprise 2018.

The Home Straight was founded by sisters Olivia Robertson and Clare Cooper in March 2012 with the goal of helping older people live, for as long as possible in their own home.

Olivia and Clare pick up their award.

Home Straight can support people and their families through the entire process of de-cluttering, preparing a home for sale, organizing all aspects of the move and settling in at the chosen destination, whether that is a smaller house, retirement accommodation or care home.

If required, Home Straight can also provide advice and guidance on improving a person’s wellbeing in their new environment.

However, if a person chooses to stay and future proof their current home, Home Straight can advise on suitable adaptations and project manage this to completion.