20 November 2009,

Oldham LIFT Shortlisted for National Award

Community 1st Oldham Ltd is delighted to have been shortlisted in the national Community Partnerships Awards 2010, in the Best Housing, Construction and Infrastructure category.

The category aims to recognise partnerships which can demonstrate how they are working to build modern communities in which people want to live and work, now and in the future, while minimising impacts on the local and wider environment.

Oldham's 25 year LIFT partnership brings together NHS Oldham, Oldham Council, North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Equity Solutions to develop and deliver state-of-the-art community facilities closer to where people live and facilitate greater joined up service delivery through the Oldham LIFT company, Community 1st Oldham.

The partnership is delivering the most significant investment in primary healthcare and community facilities locally in recent years with three new health facilities, including the recently opened flagship Oldham Integrated Care Centre in Oldham town centre, already open to the public, a new Local Authority led wellbeing centre for Chadderton due to open in the next few weeks, a health and wellbeing centre half way through its construction programme in Royton and three more state-of-the art health and wellbeing centres in the Werneth, Shaw and Crompton and Fitton Hill areas of Oldham due to start construction in early 2010.

The winners of this category will be announced at an awards ceremony on the 4th of February.

For further information please contact Anna Sarginson, Tel: 0161 831 9722, asarginson@community1stoldham.co.uk