13 Oct 2021

CIH Northern Awards shortlist announced

We are delighted to announce the shortlisted nominees for the 2021 Northern Awards, which will take place in Gateshead on 18 November 2021.

The Northern Awards is an opportunity to recognise the individuals and innovations that have made a positive difference to tenants and customers and collate and share incredible best practice from across the region. The COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges over the past year, but during this difficult period, housing professionals have continued to deliver vital services, overcome enormous obstacles and provide excellent community support. 

All shortlisted entries for the Northern Awards will be included in our 2021 Good Practice Compendium which will be released after the event. The Compendium is not only a core learning document but serves as an inspiration to us all to deliver on our shared vision of supporting housing professionals to create a future where everyone has a place to call home.

The shortlisted finalists for the Northern Awards 2021 are listed below
Excellence in customer services
  • Support services and allocations team, Progress Housing Group
  • Supporting customers and developing improved services through COVID in 2021, Stockport Homes Group
Excellence in cultural change and transitioning
  • GREATER Together, Great Places Housing Group
  • Transforming LYHA - pressing the reset button, Leeds & Yorkshire Housing Association
New ideas, innovations and approaches
  • Care and leaving care support, Blackpool Coastal Housing
  • Core 364, Gentoo Group
  • Shaping Karbon’s strategic approach to fire safety, Karbon Homes
  • Reducing carbon emissions and achieving affordable warmth, South Lakes Housing
  • Middlesbrough Council and Voicescape: Transforming council tax collections, Middlesbrough Council
Best housing development
  • Affordable Homes in Rural Communities - Huby, Broadacres
  • Bentinck Terrace, Changing Lives
  • Travellers Green, Livin Housing
Working in partnership
  • Working in partnership, Gateshead Council - New Tenancy Team in partnership with 2 Way Tenancy Solutions CIC
  • Loftus Community Woodland, Beyond Housing
  • Grange Park Regeneration, Blackpool Coastal Housing in partnership with Groundwork, Public Health Blackpool, Blackpool Council Strategic Housing
  • Enabling Horton Housing customers to access Wi-Fi for free, Central Networks & Technologies in partnership with Horton Housing 
  • Leading From The Front Door, Changing Lives in partnership with Newcastle City Council
  • Play Streets, ForHousing
  • Core 364, Gentoo Group in partnership with Equans 
  • Karbon Solutions’ partnership with Castles & Coasts Housing Association, Karbon Homes
  • Cordage View, North East Lincolnshire Council in partnership with JCP Ltd, NEL CCG, Occupational Therapy, Golden Lanes Housing, Living Ambitions
  • EDI- Change Starts at The Top, North Star Housing 
  • The Homelessness Reduction Project, Liverpool City Council in partnership with 20 organisations
  • Progress Lifeline Emergency Home Response - working with the North West Ambulance Service, Progress Lifeline (Progress Housing Group)in partnership with North West Ambulance Service
  • Ready for Tenancy Officer, WDH in partnership with Wakefield Council
Housing team of the year
  • Suicide prevention and safeguarding leads, believe housing
  • Affordable development team, Gentoo Group
  • Greater Manchester Housing First
  • Income management team, Lancaster City Council
  • Community investment and partnerships team, Manningham Housing Association
  • Customer involvement and community investment team, Southway Housing Trust
  • Housing development team, Sunderland City Council
  • Income, advice and collection team, Your Homes Newcastle
  • Community team, Petrus Community
Housing organisation of the year
  • believe housing
  • Building safety and customer voice, Salix Homes
  • Stockport Homes Group
Young achiever in housing
  • Jai Kay, Incomunities
  • Eleanor Edgar, Stockport Homes Group
Housing hero

The finalists for the housing hero award will be announced on the evening of the awards.

Outstanding approaches to communications

The finalists for the outstanding approaches to communications award will be announced on the evening of the awards.

Excellence in leadership

The finalists for the excellence in leadership award will be announced on the evening of the awards.

Excellence in community investment

The finalists for the excellence in community investment award will be announced on the evening of the awards.

Excellence in health and wellbeing

The finalists for the excellence in health and wellbeing award will be announced on the evening of the awards.