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Connexus shortlisted for its excellence in the UK Housing Awards

Posted on: Tue 5th February, 2019

Connexus, the group that includes South Shropshire Housing Association, Meres and Mosses Housing Association and Herefordshire Housing are proud to announce the shortlisting for several awards at the UK Housing Awards 2019. The awards recognise the great work within Shropshire and Herefordshire. 

The awards are: Best Older Peoples Landlord, Innovative landlord of the year as part of the SUSTAIN consortium within Shropshire; and Neighbourhood Transformation Award.

For the Best Older Peoples Landlord award we have been shortlisted for our Independent Living schemes across Shropshire and Herefordshire. We recognised the growing demand for support for our older demographic within our counties and adapted to offer the best support, care and accommodation. We help customers enjoy their home environment for as long as possible, promote individual choice, control over decisions, whilst still being there to offer reassurance about safety and security.  We work closely with Shropshire Council to ensure that we are identifying housing demand and support that is needed.  

For the Innovative Landlord of the year award, this submission and shortlisting see us enter as part of the SUSTAIN consortium. The consortium is a group of housing and service providers who came together to provide Shropshire with the first holistic, affordable housing support system in the UK.  Its members include the two of the largest landlords within Shropshire: Connexus, Housing Plus and STAR Housing who are an Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO); alongside existing Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise Partners.  

Duncan Forbes, Interim CEO of Connexus said:

“Being shortlisted for 3 UK housing awards is fantastic news for Connexus and provides further recognition of the great work of our colleagues in providing excellent services to our customers. We continue to address local issues, support local people and work within local communities to find the right local solutions. It’s great to be recognised within the sector for our innovative approaches and contributions to housing”.