UK Housing Awards winners announced in record-breaking year
The winners of the 2017 UK Housing Awards have been revealed at a ceremony in London which was attended by more than 700 housing professionals.
A huge variety of projects were showcased across 14 categories this year after we smashed the record with more than 400 submissions.
Terrie Alafat CBE, chief executive of the Chartered Institute of Housing, said: “A huge congratulations goes to all of our winners and finalists.
“It was a privilege to see so many fantastic projects from housing organisations right across the UK.
“This was a record-breaking year for the UK Housing Awards which I think says a lot about the organisations, but above all the people, that continue to do great work in very challenging times.
“The projects showcased this year really have changed so many lives and it is vital that we showcase this work and tell these stories.
“We are already looking to build on the success of this year’s awards.”
Emma Maier, the editor of Inside Housing, which runs the awards jointly with CIH, said: "With the UK still in the grip of a housing crisis, rough sleeping getting worse and housebuilding not yet reaching the required levels, it is more important than ever to share learning and inspiration.
"This year we received record numbers of entries and the awards ceremony was bursting at the seams – a mark of the ambition, passion and commitment from all corners of the sector. This is a sector that is working hard to improve lives and solve the housing crisis."
Outstanding Landlord of the Year
Winner - Amicus Horizon
Highly Commended - Queens Cross Housing Association
Outstanding Strategic Local Authority of the Year
Winner - Nottingham City Council
Highly Commended - Teignbridge District Council
Outstanding Development Programme of the Year
Winner - ExtraCare Charitable Trust
Highly Commended - North Kesteven District Council, Swan Housing Association
Outstanding Campaign of the Year
Winner - Northern Ireland Housing Executive
Highly Commended - Ashley Community Housing
Outstanding Innovation of the Year (over 20,000 stock)
Winner - Bromford
Highly Commended - Wigan & Leigh Homes
Outstanding Innovation of the Year (under 20,000 stock)
Winner - Poplar HARCA
Highly Commended - Housing and Care 21 and Appello
An Outstanding Approach to Repairs and Maintenance
Winner - Riverside
Highly Commended - Wales & West Housing
An Outstanding Approach to Income Management
Winner - WDH
An Outstanding Approach to Tenant Involvement
Winner - Phoenix Community Housing
Highly Commended - Soha Housing
An Outstanding Approach to Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour
Winner - Newham Council
Highly Commended - Stockport Homes
An Outstanding Approach to Meeting Specialist Housing Needs
Winner - Look Ahead
Highly Commended - Gentoo, New Charter Group - Threshold
An Outstanding Approach to Regeneration
Winner - Hull City Council and Keepmoat
Highly Commended - Network Homes
An Outstanding Approach to Promote Digital Inclusion
Winner - Blackwood Homes and Care
An Outstanding Approach to Tackling Homelessness
Winner - Crisis
Highly Commended - Depaul