Fingers Crossed! - Awards Shortlisting success at CGA
Published by Rob1 for Community Gateway Association in Housing and also in Communities, Education, Local Government
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Two teams at Community Gateway Association (CGA) are keeping their fingers crossed as they have been shortlisted for national awards.
Social Landlords Crime and Nuisance Group Awards – Best Project
CGA’s Community Safety Team in partnership with Lancashire Constabulary have been shortlisted in the Best Project category for “The Custody Experience”
An innovative project designed to address the problem of low level youth crime.
Each custody experience is different and addresses the early warning signs associated with each young person involved.
The experience starts with a tour of the custody suite and cells at Preston police station, the arrest process is explained and they meet the Youth Involvement Officer who discuss the life changing consequences of being arrested can have.
The impact has been amazing with 8 out of 10 saying the experience has made them think about their behaviour in the future.
A video to accompany the project is on CGA’s YouTube Channel - The Custody Experience
UK Public Sector Communications Awards – Small In House Communications Team
Annual report sketching, making things purple, heading off to strange concerts or always making a brew.
The role of CGA’s communications team might be thought by some to be a lot of things, but there’s more to its role than simply designing publications.
Community Gateway Association (CGA), is unique, the first social landlord in the UK to follow the principles of the Community Gateway model, we have always strived to be at the cutting edge of how CGA communicate and involve tenants, who are at the heart of everything we do.
Over the past two years the team have worked on ensuring the message of tenant involvement is embedded across the organisation.
With projects such as “I’m the Map” CGA’s corporate strategy and the award winning annual report “52 Stories of a year at CGA” highlight how tenants are involved at every stage of the decision making process within the organisation.
Diane Bellinger Chief Executive at CGA said, “It is great to see projects that have tenant involvement at their core are being recognised as best practice by our peers. Both teams should be very proud of the work they have done and we all wish them well for the awards ceremonies coming up.”
The SCLNG awards take place on 12 November and the UK Public Sector Communications awards take place on 19 November.
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