CIH Cymru Housing Awards 2016
Thank you for the invitation to the CIH Awards by HouseMark Cymru, always a pleasure to support HouseMark Ltd in their role supporting tenants to understand and interpret performance information as well as a range of other advice. We enjoyed the excellent company as always.
Congratulations to all the award winners at the 2016 CIH Cymru awards held at the Vale Hotel. We would particularly like to mention former TAP member Lyn Bond – Newydd Housing Association, Housing champions award sponsored by Lovell, and not forgetting former company solicitor for Welsh Tenants CEO of Bron Afon Duncan Forbes who helped write our constitution all those moons ago, in receiving An Outstanding contribution to housing in Wales award sponsored by Merthyr Valleys Homes.
Community involvement was very much on the forecourt with;
Wildmill youth revival – Wildmill Youth Club & Valleys to Coast Housing, Empowering and involving communities
Tenants’ voice, First Choice Housing Association, Communications and publications award – sponsored by WHQ
Customer culture – Cardiff Community Housing Association, Customer excellence award – sponsored by Pobl
Cause for concern – Charter Housing Association, Promoting equality, inclusion and support, sponsored by Cardiff Metropolitan University
And the tenants and staff at Merthyr Valleys Homes who received a highly commended award for their approach to developing a community co-operative.
Other worthy winners included:
Reuse, reduce, recycle – Bron Afon and TRAC 2, Collaboration award (RSL lead) – sponsored by Contract Services (South Wales)
Urban Village – Coastal Housing Group and partners, New development award – sponsored by Blake Morgan
Bringing Emmaus to Wales – Emmaus South Wales with Valleys to Coast, Collaboration award (LA/Other) – sponsored by Contract Services (South Wales)
Little by little – Melin Homes, New idea award – sponsored by Mi-space UK
Home partner – Cartrefi Conwy, CIH members’ choice award – sponsored by Coastal Housing Group
Leaving a legacy – Contract Services (South Wales), Community focused contractor award – sponsored by BRC
Mark Gardner and Anthony Whittaker – Also made up a trio of Outstanding contribution to housing in Wales award – sponsored by Merthyr Valleys Homes.
A copy of the compendium can be downloaded here: Curtsey of sponsors HouseMark Cymru