Winners of TPAS 2018 National Good Practice Awards revealed

TPAS Scotland held its 2018 National Good Practice Awards earlier this month to recognise the passion, acknowledge the dedication and celebrate the achievements of tenants and staff from throughout Scotland.

Held in the MacDonald Aviemore Resort, the awards were announced by Still Games’ Isa and Tam (Jane McCarry and Mark Cox).

TPAS Scotland’s CEO, Lesley Baird, said: “What achievements there have been. This year saw us receiving more nominations than ever before and the standards are so high. It’s great for our guests to hear example after example of great work by volunteering tenants and staff. It is inspirational. There were so many fantastic submissions reflecting such diverse and successful projects – some big and some small. But all making a difference – it has to be the hardest of panel of tenants and staff judges have faced.”

The runners up and winners were as follows:

  • Best Practice in Developing Communities Awards:

Approach to involvement Award

Runner up: ng homes

Winner: Tamfourhill Tenants & Residents Association from Falkirk Council

Developing Communities, Housing and Fabric Award

Runner up: FyneHeat, from Rothesay

Winner: Rigside & Douglas Water Tenants & Residents Association from South Lanarkshire Council

Local pride & community spirit Award

Runner up: goConnect Project from Glen Oaks Housing Association

Winner: West Highland Housing Association’s Way to Improve lives and communities

  • Best Practice in Developing Youth Involvement Award:

Runner up: Connor Road, Young Persons Support Service from East Renfrewshire Council

Winner: Lynn Dey, from Inverness’ South Kessock Residents Association

  • Best Practice in Digital Involvement:

Runner up: South Kessock Residents Association

Winner: East Lothian Housing Association, Key Tenant Scheme

  • Best Practice in Involving Customers in Services Award:

Runners up: NETRALT (North East Tenants, Residents and Landlords Together) Mystery Shopping Group

Winners: Stirling Tenants Assembly

  • Best Practice in Involving Tenants in Rents Award:

Runners up: Fife Council’s Tenant Participation Team and the Fife Tenant Federations

Winner: West Dunbartonshire Council’s Joint Rent Group

  • Best practice in Involving All: Equality & Diversity Award:

Runner up: South Lanarkshire Council’s Housing Services for Engaging with Gypsy/Travellers

Winner: Quay Community Improvements CIC and Port of Leith Housing Association

  • Best Practice in Achieving Service Change by tenant led scrutiny Award:

Runner up: Kingdom Housing Association’s Scrutiny Panel

Winner: Scottish Borders Tenants Organisation

  • Best Practice in Reporting Performance Award

Runner up: Aberdeen City Council

Winner: ng homes area committee

The final selection of awards were TPAS Scotland’s tenant participation champions of 2018. Those celebrating these prized accolades were:

  • Tenant Participation Champion: New tenant, resident or staff member:

Runner up: 16 years old, Aaron Cunningham from Kingdom Housing Association

Winner: Colin Stewart from Castlehill Housing Association in Aberdeen

  • Tenant Participation Champion: tenant / resident

Runner up: Pearl Smart an Aberdeen City Council tenant

Winner: Sharon Reynolds a Fife Council tenant

  • Tenant Participation Champion: Tenants/ Residents Group

Runner-up: Powis Residents Group from Aberdeen City Council

Winner: Dallas Drive Tenants and Residents Association from Fife Council

  • Tenant Participation Champion of the Year: Individual Staff Member

Runner up: Gordon Campbell of South Ayrshire Council

Winner: Lorna Simpson of Highland Council

  • Tenant Participation Champion of the Year Award for an Organisation

Runner-up: Fyne Homes

Winner: Fife Council’s Tenant Participation Team.

Sponsors on the night included the Highland Council, Hawthorne Housing Co-operative, Bridgewater Housing Association, South Lanarkshire Council, West Dunbartonshire Council, Albyn Housing Society, hg homes, Cunninghame Housing Association, Scottish Borders Tenants Organisation and the Scottish Government.

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