Residents celebrate after winning awards from Cross Keys Homes
Published by Katie for Cross Keys Homes in Housing and also in Communities
Residents celebrate with their awards
SIX residents are celebrating after winning awards from the city’s largest landlord.
Cross Keys Homes held an awards’ evening as part of its annual Residents’ Conference at Ormiston Bushfield Academy to recognise those residents who have made a huge positive difference through their hard work and dedication.
Some of the winners included a resident who over the last year has helped to make a considerable difference to their community and a young person who has taken the time to ensure her neighbours’ wellbeing and help improve their gardens.
More than 120 people turned up to watch the celebrations which kicked off with a performance from Zac Woods, a local pianist and followed by an inspirational speech by Alistair McIntosh from Housing Quality Network. Local radio DJ Keith Dalton was also present to announce the award winners.
Cross Keys Homes’ Director of Operations, Claire Higgins, said: “Congratulations must go to all the runners up and worthy winners in particular and great credit given to the hard work of all the staff who gave up their free time to help make this evening such a wonderful occasion.
“We feel it is important to praise and award our tenants who have gone above and beyond and to celebrate their achievements with a night out to remember and the feedback suggests we did just that, which is great news.”
There were five award categories which tenants were nominated and shortlisted for:
1) Personal achiever of the year This was awarded to Rachael Groarke for her commitment to helping her neighbours and for going above and beyond to ensure their wellbeing.
2) Young achiever of the year This was awarded to Sandra Ruksenaite who played a key role in this year’s Tall Ships excursion and since returning has put herself forward for the Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award.
3) Involved resident of the year This was awarded to Peter Eddings from Wildlake sheltered housing scheme who is involved with the housing association and is dedicated to making a difference to his local community.
4) Working 4U award This was awarded to Michael Bines and Malcolm Irons who have both overcome barriers to improve their chances of gaining employment.
5) Moving 4ward award This was awarded to Jessica Fernley who has managed to build up her own confidence since attending the Moving 4ward programme and has now gone on to enrol in Maths and English courses.
All the winners received a certificate and £30 worth of shopping vouchers. The runners-up were also presented with certificates.
For further information on Cross Keys Homes visit: www.crosskeyshomes.co.uk