whg has been recognised for its work in tackling the stigma surrounding high rise living.
The leading Midlands landlord has been shortlisted in the Tpas Awards 2019 for Project High Rise – a ground breaking project that focussed on the issues faced by those living in tower blocks.
They will find out if they have won the Excellence in Tenant Communication Award category at a glittering awards ceremony on 29th March in Manchester.
Project High Rise was designed in response to research that indicated there was a stigma associated with living in high rise blocks of flats.
Working with more than 500 customers from 11 high rise blocks, whg looked at ways to improve their quality of life and increase customer independence. Families involved were offered a range of support including money advice, help with employment and training, and health and wellbeing advice.
A year into the project figures show that customers felt safer, happier and more secure in their homes.
Corporate Director of Operations Fay Shanahan said: “Being shortlisted for this award is fantastic news and recognises the work we do in improving our neighbourhoods and creating safe and happy communities for customers.
“Project High Rise was conceived before the Grenfell disaster, but the London tragedy emphasised the importance of projects like these that focussed on addressing the issues faced by high rise dwellers.
“The project was of a significant scale and had a huge impact on customers – it’s now being noticed by the housing sector on a national level as an example of good practice.”
Now in its 12th year, the Tpas Awards showcase the compelling and inspirational success stories of tenants, landlords and contractors working together across the communities of England.