Cornwall Housing named as finalist in national awards

Cornwall Housing has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) awards.

This year the focus was on photographs that help to tell the story of the people who make their Council property the place they call home. The picture attached was one of twelve shortlisted from the entries submitted by other arms-length management organisations (ALMOs) from across the country and announced at the NFA conference.

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Cornwall Housing’s Interim Managing Director, Vivien Knibbs, who attended the conference, said “It is important to Cornwall Housing we fulfil our commitment to putting our customers at the heart of what we do.

“Though we were not named as overall winner on this occasion, we are so pleased to have been given the opportunity to publicly celebrate social housing and our tenants.”

Director of Landlord Services, Pete Jarman added “We are all very proud that a photograph of one of our residents was shortlisted. The photo was taken at our specialised housing scheme in Liskeard, a scheme that was the result of working in partnership with Cornwall Council’s Adult, Families and Children to address the needs of some of our more vulnerable customers.”

Photographed tenant Stuart said, “Living in my new home has changed my life. I have my own control of things but also have any support when I need it. I am really proud that my picture was in the finals, I hope it shows people how happy I am to be living here.”

Following the exhibition of the photograph, taken by Cornish photographer Mike Newman, at the NFA Annual Conference, it will now go on to be used in future exhibitions and presentations.

Story posted: 2 May 2017