ACE IT & Moose In The Hoose Awards

‘Moose in the Hoose Volunteers win a ‘Get Up and Go’ Award!

There was much to celebrate in early October 2017 as the Moose in the Hoose team headed to the Thomas Morton Hall in Leith.  The Hall was the venue for the City of Edinburgh Council’s annual event promoting city-based activities for the over 50’s and launching the 2018 edition of the ‘Get Up & Go’ magazine.

Cleo Jones, Senior Manager from Edinburgh Libraries presented the award which recognised the project’s contribution in the ‘Product and/or Service which makes a difference’ category.

The Get Up and Go magazine is a free guide to what’s on in Edinburgh for the  over 50’s. Pick up a copy at the library and other community resource centres.

Inspiring Volunteers Team Award 2017

We are thrilled to share the wonderful news that ACE IT has just won an Inspiring Volunteers Team Award in the annual awards run by Volunteer Edinburgh and promoted as part of Volunteers’ Week in Scotland.

The award is in recognition of our volunteers’ contribution to the service we provide at ACE IT. Without our dedicated team of volunteers we’d struggle to provide the same level of IT training services to such a huge number of older people. We’d like to thank each and every one of them for their amazing support and continued commitment to ACE IT.

Get Up and Go award 2013
On Tuesday 1st October 2013 ACE IT was awarded the Get Up and Go award for Innovation Openings – a business that is striving to open up new opportunities for older people. The award was presented at the launch of the latest Get up and Go guide which is aimed at people aged 50 years and over who live in Edinburgh. It lists activities and opportunities from exercise classes to specialist support groups.

ACE IT Award

It is the fifth year an award has been made to ACE IT with nominations coming from learners who have benefited from our computer training courses.

We would also like to congratulate our colleagues, Ageing Well, whose award was also picked up by Dianne, one of our ACE IT learners.If you would like to obtain your own copy of this useful guide you can pick up a free copy from your local (Edinburgh wide) library, leisure centre, Council office or medical centre.


Inspiring Volunteering Team Award 2012
Moose in the Hoose volunteers were awarded an Inspiring Volunteering Team Award by Rt Hon Donald Wilson, Lord Provost of Edinburgh at a ceremony at Edinburgh City Chambers on 7 June 2012. Click Here for image of the award.


Nominet 2011

Nominet Internet Awards 2011
ACE IT were shortlisted at the Nominet Internet Awards 2011
under the category ‘Building A Networked Nation


Get Up & Go

 ACE IT Winner at the Get Up and Go Awards 2011
“Products or Services that Make a Difference” 
View Get  Up and Go Brochure 2011


Nominet 2010Nominet Internet Awards 2010


Get Up & Go

ACE IT Winner at the Get Up and Go Awards 2010
ACE IT were delighted to be nominated for this year’s awards by Evelyn Harrison, who has recently been undertaking the more advanced training sessions provided at the new ACE IT computer suite on Edinburgh’s famous George Street. Further Details


Get Up and Go Awards 2009… 
Another award for Moose in the Hoose!
The Get Up and Go Awards are run by the City of Edinburgh Council : “Get Up and Go has been developed in line with a City for All Ages – the city plan for older people.
It is about improving opportunities and services for older people and removing discrimination towards them so that Edinburgh can truly become A City for all Ages.” 


Nominet 2009

Nominet Best Practice Challenge Awards 2008
ACE IT wins -The Nominet Best Practice Challenge Award in the Best Development Project category – “The judges felt that this was a very positive project that focuses on a real need and succeeds in managing complex partnerships to achieve its goals.”


Winner – Edinburgh Council
– “Promoting Intergenerational Projects within the City of Edinburgh”


Winner – Get Up and Go Awards
“Raising the profile of older people in Edinburgh”.


UK Community Care Awards finalist
(Moose in the Hoose project)


The Scottish Social Services Council Care Accolades Award
– in the category Partnership Working : “Initiatives that promote integrated working which improve services”.


Winner – Edinburgh Council Get Up and Go awards
– “Challenging Stereotypes of Older People in Edinburgh”


Community Group of the Year Award Edinburgh
Gorgie/Dalry Association


Two Golden Volunteer Awards 
– “In recognition of your valuable work which is vital and makes a real difference to the lives of older people”.


Edinburgh Council’s Get Up and Go programme
– Highly Commended in the Individual Category


Golden Web Award
– for www.edinburghsilversurfers.co.uk


UK eWell Being Award
– highly commended in the Digital Inclusion category.
“A comprehensive project ensuring that older members of society have access to computers and training to use them for their benefit”

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