Kent Housing Group Extraordinary Awards 2021

Each year the Kent Housing Group hosts an annual Awards event, an opportunity to recognise and celebrate all that is ‘Excellent in Kent and Medway related to Housing’.  This year, due to the pandemic KHG had to take the decision to cancel the planned event for November 2020 and plan for something different in early 2021.   On the afternoon of Friday 14th May 2021 we hosted our first virtual Awards event it was all about the Extraordinary!

The KHG Extraordinary Awards provided an opportunity for each KHG membership organisation to submit just one nomination and this could have been a person, project, team or even community member or group to be celebrated for being or doing the ‘extraordinary’.

Having just one nomination per membership organisation meant that all members of KHG could get involved and be used as the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the extraordinary people who have continued to go above and beyond during the difficult last twelve months.

Thank you to our sponsors –


Here is a list of all of the 2021 nominations:

Housing Income Team, Gravesham BC
Resident Resilience, Optivo
Ashford BC Independent Living Officers, Ashford BC
Clarion Futures South Team, Clarion Housing Group
West Kent Response to Covid-19, West Kent HA
Housing Managers Team, Tonbridge and Malling BC


Anthony Donoghue, Medway Council
Alison Thompson, English Rural HA
Andrew Lester, MHS Homes
Jane Lang, Tunbridge Wells BC
Steve Kennett, Look Ahead
Louise Mitchell, Strengthening Minds
Julie Herbert, Quality & Performance Coordinator,  Golding Homes
Andrew Scott Clark, former Director of Public Health, Kent


The Link Project, Pathways to Independence
Thrive Domestic Abuse Service, Fresh Visions / Optivo
Claire Knight, West Kent Rough Sleeper Initiative funded Nurse
Vaccination Programme Project Kent County Council, Maidstone BC & the NHS

Details about each nomination can be shared upon request.

To view the compilation video of our nominations and the information shared at the awards event please click HERE

Additional videos to support nominations can be found using the following links  (to be updated as they come through)

The West Kent Housing Association, the Covid Response Project Nomination Film – HERE

The Strengthening Minds Nomination for Louise Mitchell can be viewed HERE

The nomination for Julie Herbert at Golding Homes – as per below –

Photographs of those nominated with their awards (to be updated as they come through)

KHG Extraordinary Individual 2021
KHG Extraordinary Individual 2021
KHG Extraordinary Individual 2021
KHG Extraordinary Individual 2021