Trailblazing housing group chosen as Large Social Landlord of the Year
The Wrekin Housing Group, made up of The Wrekin Housing Trust, Reviive, Choices, The Furniture Scheme and Shropshire Housing Alliance are thrilled to have won the Large Social Landlord category at the UK Housing Awards, beating stiff competition from around the country.
Board members and employees are thrilled to be recognised with this prestigious award, following their individual and partnership work in all areas of housing, development, care, advice and social enterprise.
The judges, who included experts from the world of housing, said: “The Wrekin Housing Group entry really stood out. It was felt that they were not scared to do things differently and step outside what everyone else is doing. They consistently performed highly and were not afraid to set the trail for others to follow.”
The Group’s award submission was based around high-quality landlord and care services, providing homes for local people, tackling homelessness and worklessness and adding social value. The Group’s leadership, people, great delivery of services, forward thinking and innovation and ensuring value for money, were all contributing factors in winning this fantastic award.
Morag Bailey, Head of Continuous Improvement, said: “It’s hugely rewarding for everyone in the Group to be recognised for their hard work and efforts in building a vibrant, creative company, delivering real benefits to customers, service users and communities. We would especially like to thank our tenants, who are the best in the country at paying their rent and who give up lots of their own time to be involved in the work of the Trust and Group.”
CIH chief executive Grainia Long said: “Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s UK Housing Awards. Their innovative work will help raise standards and provide inspiration across our industry.”
To find out more about The Wrekin Housing Group visit www.wrekinhousingtrust.org.uk
June 3, 2014