Inverclyde is renowned for its close knit, community spirit and are fiercely proud of their area and what it stands for, and Balclutha Court was privileged to support the 2019 Greenock Community Champion Awards, which was held on Friday 17th May, where they presented the Senior Community Champion Award to Mrs Irene Pollard. The event celebrates the incredible groups and people within Inverclyde.
Baclutha Court's General Manager, Alison Dickson, presented the award to Mrs Pollard, as she was recognised as a community councillor and disabilities campaigner, spending the last 25 years fighting to improve services and support for people with learning disabilities alongside being a full-time carer for her daughter. Irene has been the driving force behind the establishment of the Fitzgerald Centre, the Inverclyde Carer’s Centre and Parklea Branching Out project. Irene has also served as chair of both the Inverclyde Care’s Council and Carer’s Centre. At the age of 85 she continues to work tirelessly on behalf of the disability.