Residents shine at L&Q Living talent show and awards

Published on 03/07/2018

L&Q Living, L&Q’s care and support subsidiary, came together on Wednesday 20 June, to host a talent show and award ceremony in recognition of the contribution and achievements of its residents.

The event took place at Waltham Forest Assembly Hall and was attended by over 200 people including staff, residents, friends and family and members of the public.

Four finalists battled it out for the talent show trophy. The crowd cheered performances by Shahjahan Ali who sang a traditional Indian song, Margret Merryweather who performed ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and Tom Went, who sang the Beatles’ classic ‘Come Together’.

The winner on the night was Timothy Clarkson, an Elvis impersonator from Bowes Close Sheltered Housing Scheme in Sidcup. He performed Elvis’ ‘American Trilogy’.

Charlie Culshaw, Director of L&Q Living said: “The energy was electric; we saw some fantastic performances and a well-deserved winner. Recognising and celebrating our residents is an integral part of our inclusion initiative and gives them the confidence to believe in themselves, become more independence and achieve their goals.

We manage over 6,600 supported housing units across London and the South East, meeting the needs of a growing numbers of older and vulnerable people.”

L&Q Living’s Community Star Awards celebrated several worthy winners including: ‘Volunteer of the Year’, ‘Most Positive Move On’, ‘Most Positive Role Model’, ‘Good Neighbour Award’ and ‘Most Supportive Business’.