National Good Practice Awards

Launch of Categories

 

Timescale for applications

Applications forms will be available shortly.

  • 9th November – Closing date for all applications.
  • 7th December – Judging panels meet.
  • 27th -29th January – Winners announced at our annual national conference.

Our new categories

We are looking for nominations in the following categories.

1:     Best practice in developing community 

We are looking for examples of various ways that community needs have been met throughout this difficult period. This award is for effort that have promoted local pride and community spirit, built support systems, reduced barriers and enhanced physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

The judges are looking or examples of teams including a mix of tenants, other community members, staff and board members, contractors, businesses and agencies who have by working together improved or built opportunities in their community and helped sustain individuals and limit the impact of COVID 19

2:       Best Practice in Digital Involvement

Use of the Internet, social media, texting, etc. has seen a big increase in 2020. This award will seek evidence of how landlords and community groups have use digital methods to increase service user’s ability to:

  • access services
  • communicate their views on services and local issue
  • communicate with their landlord and each other

3:       Best Practice in Involving All

This celebrates how 2020 has seen an even greater emphasis on reaching out to people in our communities who face challenges to access services, support and getting involved. The judges are looking for evidence of landlords, tenant / community groups and organisations acting to aid and gather feedback from those who could have been isolated by the shutdown.

This includes activities successfully meeting the needs of community members who are:

  • physically disabled, have sight, hearing or speech challenges, mental health problems learning difficulties
  • marginalised because of who they are, or because they are young or old, or are recent arrivals in our communities
  • face challenges of geography, facilities, etc.

4:      Tenant Participation Champion of the Year: Group

We are looking for a voluntary group who has made an outstanding contribution throughout the shutdown to maximise services, deliver support and listen to local people’s needs. We are seeking to celebrate inspirational efforts.

5:     Tenant Participation Champion of the Year: Organisation

We are looking for an organisation (landlord, contractor, agency, body) which has made an outstanding contribution in 2020 and responded to the needs of service users. Their efforts will be inspirational and worthy of the highest praise.

6:     Tenant Participation Champion of the Year: Individual Staff

We are looking for an individual staff member who has made an outstanding and inspirational contribution in 2020 towards:

  • Meeting the needs of the tenants and others they serve
  • The community participating with and influencing services, performance and/or culture of participation.

 7:  Tenant Participation Champion of the Year: Tenant or Resident

We are looking for an individual tenant / member of the community who has made an outstanding and inspirational contribution in 2020 towards:

  • Meeting the needs of the tenants and others in their community
  • The community participating with and influencing services, performance and/or culture of participation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BP in developing communtities award

BP in Change by TL Scrutiny

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