Impact on Society: Highly Commended

Highly Commended: Apleona, GVA and Cherry Tree Shopping Centre, Health on the High Street

Apleona

Sector: Property Management Services

Sponsor: CBRE

Apleona’s CSR initiative “Health on the High Street” at Cherry Tree Shopping Centre is a well-deserved runner up in this category for its community-focused scheme to bring greater social benefits within a retail environment.

The Centre now offers health advice, social support and weight checks, replacing many of the services that have been cut by the local hospital and further build on the services the community need the most.The partnership between Wirral NHS Trust and Well on Wirral (WOW) transformed Cherry Tree Shopping Centre in Liscard, Wallasey, into “more than just s shopping” destination to help improve the health of the Wirral region’s inhabitants, where the most deprived residents have a life expectancy of 12 years less than the inhabitants of the less deprived areas.