Providing a Quality of Life
and a Standard of Living
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History of LACE Housing

LACE Housing was founded by Frank Eccleshare O.B.E. in 1964 to help meet the Housing and Support needs of Older People within the City of Lincoln.

Following a survey initiated by the City of Lincoln Council, Frank, a master builder and City Councillor at that time, was challenged by his wife to respond to the needs of the elderly within the City.

During his working life, Frank served during World War II at RAF Scampton, Coningsby and Woodhall Spa before returning to his trade as a master builder within the City of Lincoln. He served as a City Councillor, Chairman of Lincoln City Football Club, Mayor of Lincoln and Chairman of Lincolnshire Social Services.

Frank was awarded the OBE in 1978. He was also a life President of Age Concern, Lincoln and has been awarded the City of Lincoln Civic Award and Honorary Freeman of the City.

Sadly, Frank passed away in January 2008, however his vision continues to inspire us to respond to the needs of Older and vulnerable People within the County of Lincolnshire and surrounding area.

Our first project for Older People was the development of Rasen House, completed in 1966.

During the past 50 years we have experienced considerable growth in terms of the amount and range of Housing, Care and Support Services provided. Our continued success is down to the invaluable support and commitment given by our 70 staff, our volunteers and by working in partnership with other agencies and organisations.

Our Main Objective for the future

Our main objective for the future is to continue to provide and develop Housing and Support Services that enable Older and vulnerable People within Lincolnshire and the surrounding area the opportunity to retain and regain personal dignity and independence at a time when frailty and disability threaten to take it away.