Staff and tenants at Peterborough’s largest housing association are celebrating after being nominated for a national award for their work together in giving power to its tenants to improve
their own neighbourhoods.
Cross Keys Homes has been shortlisted for the prestigious Chartered Institute of Housing UK Housing Awards in the category of ‘empowering and involving communities’ for its work with
its four resident led area panels which have redesigned open spaces, improved car parking, and made dangerous areas safer.
The area panels have spent more than £2.5million provided by Cross Keys Homes over the last two years and they will be doubling that amount over the next few years.
Mick Leggett, chief executive of Cross Keys Homes, said: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award and I am proud of all those who have worked so hard with us to make a
difference to people’s lives.
“Much of our entry focused on our aim to work hand in hand with our tenants as equal partners which reflects our driving forces of ambition, challenge and spirit.”
Cross Keys Homes is up against Black Country Housing Group, Novas Scarman Group, Orbit Heart of England Housing Association, Birmingham City Council and Sanctuary Group – The Meadowview
The results will be announced at a ceremony in London on November 6, 2008.
For further information on Cross Keys Homes’ entry and to find out more visit: www.cih.org/ukha/2008finalists.htm