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Shropshire Housing Organisation wins housing heroes award

14/05/2010


A Shropshire housing organisation – Wrekin Housing Trust – has won a prestigious prize at the UK Housing Heroes Awards in London today.

The awards were established in 2009 to recognise and celebrate the achievements of the many unsung heroes working in the housing sector.

Wrekin received the Maintenance Team of the Year Award for their efforts to improve services, introduce efficiencies and the creation local employment opportunities, especially for young people. During 2008/2009, the team achieved a 97.5 per tenant satisfaction rating and 98.8 per cent of their repairs work was completed on time. To support the local labour market they also invested their efficiency savings to recruit five new apprentices.

Wrekin’s Managed Services Team collected their award at the Hilton Hotel from BBC TV personality Ben Fogle. In total, awards were presented in 15 different categories in an event organised jointly by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing magazine.

The Chartered Institute of Housing’s Kathy Hanson said: "The recession has proved challenging for house building in general. However, the team at Wrekin have bucked this trend winning two bids and adding another 2,200 properties to their portfolio. Their high quality work, combined with high tenant satisfaction ratings and their commitment to create job opportunities for local people makes them worthy winners of the Maintenance Team of the Year Award."

*ENDS*


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