James Horrigan court celebrates Pride Month with community event

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Posted 19 June 2023

Extra Care scheme James Horrigan Court in Bootle hosted a community event to celebrate Pride Month.

The event was a huge success, with residents, employees, and members of the community coming together to enjoy the festivities.

Housing Manager, Vera Deacon organised the event which featured rainbow cupcakes, pride-themed goodie bags, a buffet with a Housing 21 pride-themed cake, and fun fair activities such as hook a duck and ring toss. The event also had a resident DJ who entertained everyone with music and got them up on their feet.

Speaking about the success of the community event, Vera said: “It was truly a fantastic day. It was great to have so many different members of the community at our scheme to celebrate pride month with our employees and residents.”

Special guests on the day included the Mayor of Sefton, Councillor June Burns, who shared a few words about incorporating Extra Care into the community. The Mayor also toured the grounds, which have been recently refurbished.

Other guests included representatives from Merseyside police, Everton Football Club in the Community, the Prince’s Trust, Sefton Opera older persons charity, Aintree community champions, and the Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service, including their LGBTQ+ representative who turned up in style in their pride-decorated fire engine.

The event was a celebration of diversity and inclusion, bringing together people from all walks of life. The Extra Care scheme is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for all residents, and the Pride Month event was a testament to that commitment.


Pictured: Organisations from across the community, Housing 21 employees and residents.


The local community generously donated items for the event; Asda in Bootle donated pride-themed posters and refreshments and GOS, heating engineers donated ice pops. They also spoke to residents about the heating upgrade programme. Everton in the Community hosted several fun, pride-themed activities and games, an award ceremony concluded the day, announcing the winners of the 2023 Good Neighbour awards for residents.

Pictured: Merseyside police, Merseyside fire service, Vera Deacon, Housing Manager at James Horrigan Court and the Mayor of Sefton, Councillor June Burns.


James Horrigan Court is located in Bootle, Liverpool which hosts studio, one- and two-bedroom properties and is one of over 22,000 properties Housing 21 owns and operates as part of a portfolio of Retirement Living and Extra Care properties across England. 

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