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TPAS Central Award Nominations Announced

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Finalists announced for TPAS Central Awards

 recognising outstanding achievements across the social housing sector


The entries came flooding in and today sees the shortlist announced for the TPAS Central  Awards 2014.

The seventh annual TPAS Awards will celebrate the achievements of individuals and organisations from Northern, Central and Southern England, who have made a significant impact on their communities.

The awards, across ten categories, recognise both individual and collaborative initiatives that have had made a real difference to people’s lives and their wider communities, as TPAS’ acting chief executive, Jenny Topham, explains:

“TPAS is passionate about connecting people to achieve great communities. In this era of co-regulation it is vital that tenants and landlords work together to achieve and sustain positive change and impact on their communities. The judges have been inspired by the number of exceptional projects and initiatives across Sothern England which have been catalysts for delivering real change.”

 And the roll-call of Central finalists are:

Excellence in Digital Engagement Award                  

1. Derwent Living E Involvement Initiative – Derwent Living

2. Getting Online – Spire Homes

3. USAP IT Project – United Sheltered Accommodation Panel

4. Do it online – Wolverhampton Homes

5. Digital Engagement Plan – Severn Vale Housing Society

6. OSCAR Derby Online Communication – Derby Homes


Excellence in Co-Regulation Award                 

1. Customer Involvement – Orbit Heart of England

2. Independent Complaints Panel – Derwent Living

3. SARH – Stafford & Rural Homes

4. Co Regulation at BPHA – Bedfordshire Pilgrims Housing Association


Excellence in Equality and Diversity Award              

1. Universal Roots – Nottingham City Homes

2. Equality Champions – Wolverhampton Homes

3. Diverse Dales – Dales Housing

4. Imari Park Site – Derby Homes

5. Get Involved – Your Moorlands part of the Your Housing Group


Excellence in Annual Reports Award


1. Coming Together – You’re Guide to how were Doing – East Midlands Housing  Group

2. GCH Annual Report to Tenants & Youth Annual Report 2012/13 – Gloucester City Homes.

3. Boston  Mayflower Annual Report to Tenants 2013 – Boston Mayflower

4. The Dales Way – Dales Housing

5. Annual Report 2013 – North Kesteven District Council

6. It’s all About You – Worcester Community Housing



Excellence in Tenant-Led Scrutiny

1. Gedling Eye – Gedling Homes

2. Customer Scrutiny Panel – Boston Mayflower 

3. Tenant Scrutiny Panel – Cross Keys Homes

4. Scrutiny Panel – Asra Housing Group

5. Derwent Living Scrutiny Team – Derwent Living

6. Customer Scrutiny Panel – Stevenage Borough Council





Tenant/resident Involvement Officer of the Year- Landlord

1. Sarah Quinn – Gedling Homes

2. Jo Coxford – Circle Housing Wherry

3. Jessica Blanksby – Rykneld Homes

4. Kate O’Donnell – Home Group


Tenant/resident Liaison Officer of the Year- Contractor   

1. Christine Cooper – Willmott Dixon Partnerships 

2. Kim Hunt – Wates Living Space

3. Stacey Doyle – Mears Group

4. Emma Stroud – Mears Group


Tenant of the Year                                                            

1. Gillian Young – Derby Homes

2. Pat Roberts - Riverside

3. Mick Vernon – Derby Homes

4. Rob Duhig – Circle Housing Wherry

5. Tom Cox – Shropshire Housing Group

6. Debbie Midwinter – Severn Vale Housing Society

7. Alan White – Gedling Homes 

8. Len Saunders – Stevenage Borough Council

9. Maggie Day – Gloucester City Homes






As the largest tenant membership organisation in England, TPAS recognises the hugely important role and impact that tenants can have in communities in which they live. Jenny added: “TPAS believes it is crucial that tenants young and old are involved and engaged in all aspects of their homes and the wider community.  So it is particularly pleasing to recognise the following individuals in the tenant's categories:

Young Tenant of the Year                       


1. Kayleigh Johnson – Your Housing Group

2. Damian Czerwiak – Aldwyck Housing Group

3. Collette Smith – Daventry & District Housing

4. Hazel Webb – Riverside ECHG


Excellence in Youth Involvement Award                   

1. Sandringham Drive – Aldwyck Housing Group

2. Stroud District Junior Wardens – Stroud District Council

3. YELL Project – Circle Housing Wherry 

4. Voices of Youth Community Rangers – Futures Homescape

5. Together in Matson Youth Forum – Gloucester City Homes


 The TPAS Central Awards Final is being held on 7th March at St Johns hotel, Birmingham. The winners will go forward to the prestigious national final, which will be held later in the year, where they will compete against the winners of the Southern Finals and Northern Finalists.

For full information on the awards visit 


For further information contact Rae Watson – TPAS communications manager – 0161 868 3500

Full details on the awards can be found at  Follow us @tpasawards




Notes to editors

  1. Tenants who go the extra mile, landlords and tenants working together and great ideas that show what can be achieved when people are truly involved are what we recognise and celebrate in the annual TPAS Awards.
  2. The three regional (Northern, Central and Southern) award ceremonies are held to determine the best in each region before the overall winners are unveiled at the grand final, to be held later in 2013.
  3. The TPAS awards are open to social housing providers, tenants and contractors to give recognition to excellent work and, vitally, to share best practice among the sector so more people benefit. The winners of each regional final are put forward for the prestigious national awards.
  4. TPAS is a unique not-for-profit membership organisation of over 1900 tenant and residents groups and 230 landlords. Our mission is to promote effective tenant involvement and empowerment.



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