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Newbarn Ltd Wins Rochdale Diversity Award for Housing

Newbarn Ltd, which provides support and accommodation for adults with mental health problems and learning disabilities, has won the Rochdale Diversity Award for Housing.

Rochdale, United Kingdom, June 04, 2015 --( Newbarn Ltd has won the Rochdale Diversity Award for Housing, with sister organisation Blue Pits Housing Action co-finalist and runner up.

The organisations, which provide accommodation and support for adults with mental health problems and learning difficulties, secured the awards at event on Thursday 28th May at Rochdale Town Hall.

Judges scored the finalists on a range of categories, including cohesion, diversity in the workplace, inclusion, communities provision and services provision.

Collecting the award on behalf of Newbarn Ltd, Kiaran Burke, Director of Blue Pits Housing Action and Newbarn Ltd, said:

"Thank you for the nomination, thank you to Rochdale, and thanks to all the staff.

"This is a really big surprise, it's amazing.

"We must thank Blue Pits Housing Action - they are a brand new company, and are dynamic.

"We have learned a lot from them. Thank you very much."

Simon Danczuk, MP, said to Rochdale Online:

"Thank you to all the different sponsors who have made this occasion possible.

"It's a delight to be here and it's great to be celebrating all the great work that is being done by people across Rochdale, day in and day out, may it continue for many more years ahead.

"I hope everyone has a fantastic night and well done to all the winners."

Richard Farnell, Leader of the Council, said to Rochdale Online:

"It is a privilege for the council to once again support the Rochdale Diversity Awards.

"The awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the positive things that are happening, and as Leader of the Council I am delighted to be a part of the celebrations that recognise our achievements.

"The charities, role models and community heroes that are being honoured tonight are to be praised for their outstanding devotion to enhancing equality and diversity and inclusion across the borough.

"By doing so they are embracing the excellence of all our citizens, irrespective of their race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and culture."

Notes for editors

Newbarn Ltd has been operating in Rochdale for over 20 years. It is based at 169 Drake Street, Rochdale. For more information, see:

For more information about the Rochdale Diversity Awards, please see
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