Thenue celebrates another award win
Thenue Housing has celebrated winning another award – just months after becoming ‘Housing Association of the Year’.
The Association has won the Award for Best Practice in Digital Involvement at the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) Good Practice Awards in St Andrews.
The award was given for its ‘Smart Communities’ initiative which helps people get to grips with technology, computers and tablets and provides free help in learning how to use the internet.
Thenue said it has been an “outstanding success” in the three years it has been running and has helped hundreds of people.
Lawrence McCabe, community regeneration manager at Thenue Housing, said: “This is great news for Thenue and our customers. Helping people in our communities is one of our key objectives as a housing association.
“It is also a brilliant result for the staff who have worked so hard to make Smart Communities a success.”
Charles Turner, chief executive of Thenue, said: “The help that this initiative has given to people is deep rooted in the communities we serve and we have found there is a real need for assistance on technology-related issues.
“Best of all we are providing this assistance for free – in keeping with our values as a housing provider which is to help as many people as we can.”
TPAS Scotland’s National Good Practice Awards, sponsored by Fife Council and supported by the Scottish Government, were awarded at a celebration gala dinner.
Almost 400 tenants, staff and board members from the entire length and breadth of Scotland cheered, applauded and congratulated the winners and runners up which stretched from Orkney to the Borders.
Calum MacKay, TPAS Scotland’s chairperson, said: “It’s fantastic that so much great work is going on throughout Scotland. I want to say well done to the winners, runners up and all those who do so much and give so much to improve housing services and communities.”
It was the first time the Best Practice in Digital Involvement Award which Thenue won was presented.
TPAS Scotland said the project had scored great success in using digital services to enhance “real” lives.