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Local housing group shortlisted for Large Social Landlord of the Year

The Wrekin Housing Group, made up of The Wrekin Housing Trust, Reviive furniture stores, Choices Housing, The Furniture Scheme and Shropshire Housing Alliance, is thrilled to have been shortlisted in the Large Landlord category at the UK Housing Awards 2014.

The Group has been chosen as a finalist for its landlord services, providing homes for local people, tackling homelessness and worklessness and social value. The Cambrian Care-Hotel in Bucknall was also used as a case study in how the companies work in partnership to provide not just homes, but innovative services and facilities where they are needed.

The awards, which have attracted more than 250 entries from all over the UK, recognise outstanding work by housing organisations to improve the lives of people in their communities. They are organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and Inside Housing magazine and sponsored this year by Campbell Tickell, H + H and Higgins.

Should the Group be successful at the awards ceremony in April it will then be put forward, along with the winners of the Small Social Landlord and Specialist Social Landlord for the prestigious ‘Social Landlord of the Year’ award.

Stuart Macdonald, editor of Inside Housing, said: “The quality of the entries rose again this year so even to get this far is an amazing achievement. In the face of some really stiff competition, The Wrekin Housing Group has shown it is performing at the highest level – well done!”

Morag Bailey, Head of Continuous Improvement for The Wrekin Housing Trust, said: “The strength of our Group comes from all of the companies working together to provide new and improved services and homes for a multitude of people, while still retaining their independence and individuality. We couldn’t be happier that the work we do has been recognised in this way.”

For more information on the Group, visit www.wrekinhousingtrust.org.uk

February 10, 2014

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