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Milestone achievements



East Boro launches a new logo and branding. It drops the words ‘Housing Trust’ from its title and adds the strap line ‘Housing, Care, Support’.

Phase Two of Cambridge Court at Poundbury in Dorchester, Prince George Court, opens, providing accommodation and services to adults with learning disabilities.

East Boro wins the support contract for Orchard Court in Weymouth.

A new supported living facility is opened in Weymouth by the organisation housing five adults with learning disabilities .



The organisation gains a royal seal of approval with HRH Prince Charles officially opening Cambridge Court – a facility for adults with learning disabilities on Duchy of Cornwall land at Poundbury near Dorchester.

East Boro acquires Digby Court in Dorchester from Dorset County Council and undertakes a major refurbishment programme at the supported living facility.



East Boro's Golden Jubilee - a milestone anniversary marking 50 years of service since founder Peggy Bartley set up the organisation in 1960.

The purchase of ANA Housing in Weymouth, adding 42 units of accommodation to the Trust's property portfolio, providing accommodation for adults with learning disabilities.

A Dorset Police-supported extension to the existing Handy Van Repair Service is launched, to provide a Handy Van Security Service for older people in Bournemouth and Poole.

East Boro takes over the contract for Dorset Supported Lodgings Service, from Dorset County Council to support other supported lodgings providers.

The completion of the Trust's biggest re-development project to date, Cyril Wood Court, which was officially re-opened by Sir John and Lady Tavener in May.



A restructure of East Boro's sheltered housing support team enables the organisation to continue to provide a seven day a week service. This is achieved by the introduction of a telephone Reassurance Line to provide out of hours support.



The formation of East Boro's Tenant's Consultative Committee (TCC) – tenants who provide feedback on policies, procedures, our services and participate in scheme designs and future priorities.

Handy Van Repair Service - a contract with Bournemouth Borough Council and the Borough of Poole to provide maintenance services to older people living in the two Boroughs – is launched.

Visiting Support Service - a contract with the Borough of Poole to provide free housing related support to older people in the Borough – is launched.

The start of a Housing Related Support Service to people with physical disabilities in Bournemouth, working in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council. 



East Boro moves headquarters to Faulkner House in West Street, Wimborne, enabling the conversion of its former offices in West Borough into six flats for the sheltered elderly.

The retirement of Trust Chairman Father Graham Smith and election of David Cawdery as his successor.



Estate Agent details of all schemes produced.

Remodelling of the Trust's Sheltered Housing Warden Services to a mobile service. 

East Boro's Board of Management becomes Corporate Trustees of Cyril Wood Memorial Trust with all ongoing services being provided for Cyril Wood tenants.