On Thursday, 27 February 2014, Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, Karl McCartney MP, joined Mr Nick Chambers, the Chief Executive of LACE Housing, and his colleagues from LACE and partner organisations, for the official opening of Jubilee Court in Newport, Lincoln, which will provide 14 affordable new retirement apartments.
Karl McCartney MP said:
“It was a pleasure to attend the official opening of Jubilee Court in my City of Lincoln Constituency, in what is LACE Housing’s 50th Anniversary year. I was pleased to be able to speak to the son and daughter-in-law of LACE founder Frank Eccleshare OBE, who still lives in South Lincoln. It was also heartening to hear from Nick the thought and consultation that LACE undertake in the design of each development that they are involved in, ensuring the residents have exactly what they need in their homes at their stage in life.
“I pay tribute to the management, staff and volunteers of LACE Housing, who, for over half a century, have conscientiously and diligently met the care and housing needs of older people in both Lincoln and Lincolnshire. I also pay tribute to the originator, Frank Eccleshare OBE, a master builder and Conservative Councillor, whose profound sense of public duty – and with the support and encouragement of his wife – led to him founding this wonderful not-for-profit Association. The care and support services LACE still provides today, which I have seen for myself on numerous occasions and during visits to various homes to meet residents and staff since my election to Parliament in 2010, are absolutely first class. I would recommend them to anyone!”
Image1 - From left to right: Karl McCartney JP Member of Parliament, unveiled a plaque commemorating the opening of Jubilee Court with Philip Hutchings (Chairman), Russell Pond (Vice Chairman) and Nick Chambers (Chief Executive).