Margaret Blackwood Excellence in Housing Innovation Award sponsored by Blackwood
The finalists are:
"Syrian new Scots' Resettlement Project" - Aberdeenshire Council
"80 West North Street" - Aberdeen City Council
"Connect4Renfrewshire" Linstone Housing Association
"Rutherford Square Team - Engaging Older People" - SBHA
"Creating Housing Futures for People with Learning Disablities" - SBHA
"West Dunbartonshire Affordable Housing Design Standard" - West Dunbartonshire Council
This award is aimed at programmes or projects which can clearly demonstrate how they have developed an innovative approach which has made a real difference to the lives of tenants and customers. This could be any new product, service or technology – being able to demonstrate innovation is the key. Submissions should be able to demonstrate that they have fulfilled the following criteria:
• Have used an innovative approach(es) to solve a particular housing problem
• They can clearly evidence success in either improvement of customer satisfaction levels or have improved the lives of people in the community where the organisation works.
The award winner will be announced at the CIH Scotland Excellence Awards Dinner on Friday 11 November at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel, Glasgow Central (formerly Glasgow City Hotel). The winner will receive a commemorative trophy.
This award is kindly sponsored by Blackwood
Blackwood is a long established not-for-profit organisation delivering homes, care and support services across Scotland.
Many of our customers live with physical disability, mobility or other difficulties which mean they need highly accessible and adaptable homes with a flexible and responsive personal service.
Blackwood takes inspiration from our founder, Dr Margaret Blackwood MBE, who over 40 years ago demonstrated the pioneering spirit we want to be known for today. She insisted that her disability should not stop her achieving great things and that technology played an important part in enabling her to be independent.
Through our innovation, design and development of products and services, we continue Dr Blackwood’s legacy of helping people live their lives to the full.