28 Oct 2022

Chartered Institute of Housing’s Scotland Housing Awards 2022 winners announced

The winners of the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) Scotland Housing Awards have been announced at a special ceremony at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow on Thursday 27 October 2022. sponsored by Aico.

The Scotland Housing Awards recognise the creativity, passion and innovation of housing organisations and individuals across the sector. This year’s awards received over 120 nominations across 17 categories, including housing team of the year, excellence in delivering homelessness services, and excellence in the private rented sector.

See the full list of winners

Excellence in customer service
Customer experience project – West Lothian Council

Excellence in housing innovation - sponsored by Scottish Federation of Housing Associations
Revive Scotland – Wheatley Group in partnership with Homefinder UK

Working in partnership - sponsored by Lovell
Peoplehood – Blackwood Group in partnership with Innovate UK and a consortium of nine industry partners

Excellence in development for affordable housing
Claish Farm, Callendar – Lovell Partnerships in partnership with Rural Stirling Housing Association

Excellence in tenant scrutiny - sponsored by Scottish Government
Working in partnership – Link Housing Association in partnership with Link Tenant Scrutiny Panel

Excellence in delivering homelessness services
Home First – Mature Rapid Rehousing – Perth & Kinross Council

Excellence in the private rented sector
Excellence in Edinburgh - C~urb PSL

Excellence in regeneration and sustainability - sponsored by Kingdom Group
Taighean a’ Chaiseil, Isle of Skye - Staffin Community Trust in partnership with Communities Housing Trust and Lochalsh & Skye Housing Association

Housing provider of the year
Kingdom Housing Association

Excellence in health and wellbeing
Blantyre Care: Living with Innovation and Fully, Every Day – South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership in partnership with South Lanarkshire Housing and Technical Resources and Cruden Builders

Excellence in communications - sponsored by resource
Communicating Wheatley Group to a global audience – Wheatley Group

Net zero in housing
Blackstoun Oval Retrofit Project - Renfrewshire Council

Apprentice of the year
Fern Barclay – Kingdom Housing Association

Outstanding contribution to housing - sponsored by Fife Council
Laurie Naumann – Kingdom Housing Association
Dave Alexander - Eildon Housing Association

Excellence in leadership - sponsored by Association of Local Authority Chief Housing Officers
Frank Sweeney – Cunninghame Housing Association

Housing team of the year - sponsored by Aspen
Community Housing Team (West) – Loreburn Housing Association

Young achiever in housing
Eilidh MacDonald – Kingdom Housing Association

All shortlisted entries for the Scotland Housing Awards have also been included in our 2022 Good Practice Compendium a core learning document full of inspiration, ideas, and innovation to help everyone across the sector create a future where everyone has a place to call home.

Commenting on the award winners, CIH Scotland director Callum Chomczuk said:

“I would like to extend a huge congratulations to all of our award winners and nominees. The standard of application this year, as in previous years, has been extremely high and is a testament to the great work and innovation happening throughout Scotland’s housing sector every day.

The Scotland Housing Awards, and the Good Practice Compendium, is one of the most important activities that CIH Scotland undertakes each year and highlights the difference that housing professionals are making across Scotland and the impact of wider public policy objectives that make a difference to all of our lives.”

Notes to editors
  1. The Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) is the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards. Our goal is simple – to provide housing professionals with the advice, support and knowledge they need to be brilliant. CIH is a registered charity and not-for-profit organisation. This means that the money we make is put back into the organisation and funds the activities we carry out to support the housing sector. We have a diverse membership of people who work in both the public and private sectors, in 20 countries on five continents across the world. Further information is available at: cih.org
  2. For further information, please contact Callum Chomczuk, national director at CIH Scotland chomczuk@cih.org
  3. The Good Practice Compendium can be downloaded here.