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Date(s) - 19/09/2018
KHG held its annual Excellence Awards on September 19th 2018 and again this was another prestigious event to celebrate the innovation and dedication of our colleagues and partners who deliver services or support the communities of Kent and Medway.
Here follows details of all our winners and those nominations that were highly commended from within each of the eight categories.
- Excellent Partnership
Winner – Farrow Court Homebridge & Cherry Tree Court, Ashford Borough Council & KCC
Highly Commended –
One You Your Home, Sevenoaks District Council & Age UK
Cheyne Social Impact Property Fund & Ashford Borough Council
Criminal Justice Liaison & Diversion Service Outreach Team, employed by the Kent & Medway NHS & Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT)
This award was for an organisation with the strategic vision to recognise working in partnership can improve its overall contribution to its customers and the communities it works in. We were looking for a partnership that has resulted in an improvement to service or delivery of a particular scheme, for example regeneration, community safety, health initiatives, public health, sustaining tenancies/assisting those at risk.
- Excellence in Delivery Services for Vulnerable People
Winner – Thanet’s Winter Shelter, ‘Giving Hope for Change’
Highly Commended –
Kent Support & Assistance Service (KSAS) & Nicole Singlewood
Green Care & Forest Time Skills
Peabody Home Improvement Team, Kent
This award recognised the development of excellent services meeting the needs of a specific group, such as younger or older people or another group that requires additional support enabling them to live independently. We were looking at both the overall approach and specific outcomes achieved. Nominations were invited for a person, organisation or project delivering excellent services to vulnerable people.
- Excellence in Development
Winner – Wild Ash Croft Development, Optivo
Highly Commended – The Brook, MHS Homes
This award recognised the development of homes (new or refurbished) which make a significant contribution to meeting housing needs and improves perceptions of affordable housing. The winning development won’t necessarily be a large scheme as successful development is about meeting housing needs, demonstrating effective delivery of new homes and doing so in a way that delights residents and the wider local community through excellence in design, construction or public realm.
- Excellence in Digital Transformation
Winner – Neil Sargent, Optivo
Highly Commended – My Clarion Voice, Clarion Housing Group
This award was for a project to deliver a digital service that will effectively channel shift a service to improve outcomes for customers as well as improve efficiency, or for someone who has led or is leading a digital project or programme to change a service that will or is already improving customer outcomes and achieving budgetary efficiencies.
- Excellent Community Project
Winner – Wellfield Community Centre, West Kent Housing Association
Highly Commended –
Clarions Futures, East Malling Cinema Club, Clarion Housing Group
Get Active, Golding Vision & Kent Sport
This award recognised a project or initiative benefitting a local community group or area. This could be something which contributes to improving health and well-being, improving physical conditions and/or contributing to community engagement or a project which has addressed issues such as vandalism, anti-social behaviour, social inclusion, etc.
- Excellent Young Achiever
Winner – Sharna Kemp, Clarion Housing Group
Highly Commended –
Natasha Adams, West Kent Housing Association
Jessica Starr, West Kent Housing Association
Esme Ervine, Ashford Borough Council
Emily Hammond, West Kent Housing Association
Camilla Braybrook, Golding Homes
This award recognised the work of young people in our sector and their contribution in delivering good quality homes and housing services. We were looking for someone who has demonstrated excellence in their work and an enthusiasm for their self-development. This category includes recognition for apprentices or trainee employees
- Excellent Health or Social Care Professional
Winner – Julie Stalker, Ashford Borough Council
To be awarded to someone that has made a significant contribution to their profession and/or customers during the year. This award recognises an individual who demonstrates an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the sector. We were looking for someone who’s a role model, and has personal and professional integrity with the ability to help and support others.
- Excellent Housing Professional
Winner – Rachel Salvesen, West Kent HA
Highly Commended – Marie Gerald, Dartford Borough Council
To be awarded to someone that has made a significant contribution to the housing profession and/or residents during the year. This award recognises an individual who demonstrates an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the sector. We were looking for someone who’s a role model, and has personal and professional integrity with the ability to help and support others.
Outstanding Achievement Award
When undertaking the assessment of this year’s awards there was one nomination and project that stood out, that the assessment panel considered to be worthy of an outstanding achievement award and recognition within the housing sector. This nomination in question was originally submitted into the services for vulnerable people category. The assessment panel felt strongly that the nomination from Ashford Borough Council for their Syrian Refugee Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme was worthy of recognition for an outstanding achievement award and this was presented to representatives from the local authority, including the Leader and Chief Executive.
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