22 Sep 2022

2022 CIH Scotland Housing Awards shortlist announced

CIH Scotland has announced the shortlisted nominees for the Scotland Housing Awards which will take place on 27 October at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.

Over a period of real challenge, the Scottish housing sector has continued to provide vital services and support to communities. The Scotland Housing Awards represents an opportunity to recognise, showcase, celebrate and share this incredible and inspirational work.

The shortlisted nominees are as follows:

Excellence in housing innovation
  • Fuel poverty occupancy assessments - Hillcrest Homes 
  • Blantyre Care: Living with Innovation and Fully, Every day - South Lanarkshire Council (in partnership with COSLA)
  • Effectiveness of retrofit - Loreburn Housing Association (in partnership with iOpt Limited)
  • BeWell - Wellbeing and Tenancy Support Service - Berwickshire Housing Association (in partnership with Penumbra) 
  • Revive Scotland - Wheatley Group (in partnership with Homefinder UK)
  • Housing application and allocation system - East Ayrshire Council
Working in partnership
  • Warm and Well Borders - Scottish Borders Council (in partnership with Citizens Advice Bureau, Changeworks and NHS Borders)
  • Ending Veterans’ Homelessness - Riverside Scotland (in partnership with Veterans First Point and NHS Ayrshire and Arran)
  • Fife Voices Housing Advocacy Project - Kingdom Housing Association (in partnership with Fife Housing Group, Glen Housing Association and Ore Valley Housing Association)
  • Dunbeg Phase 3 - Productive Partnership Working at its Best - Link Group (in partnership with West Highland Housing Association, Scottish Government, Health and Social Care Partnership and Argyll and the Isles Countryside Trust)
  • Grange, St Andrews - Kingdom Housing Association (in partnership with University of St Andrews)
  • Peoplehood - Blackwood Group (in partnership with Innovate UK and a consortium of nine industry partners)
Excellence in development for affordable housing
  • Claish Farm, Callander - Lovell Partnerships Ltd (in partnership with Rural Stirling Housing Association)
  • Main Street, Torryburn - Kingdom Housing Association 
  • Kilmarnock Road, Dundonald - Connect Modular (in partnership with Riverside Scotland)
  • Fraser Avenue, Inverkeithing Phase 2 - Kingdom Housing Association
  • Lockerbie Academy and Old School Regeneration - Cunninghame Housing Association (in partnership with Lockerbie Old School SCIO)
  • Abergeldie Road, Ballater affordable housing development - Grampian Housing Association
  • Longniddry - Places for People Scotland
Excellence in tenant scrutiny
  • Working in partnership - Link Housing Association
  • CHA Scrutiny in Action - Cunninghame Housing Association
  • Aberdeenshire Sheltered Housing Tenant Forum - Aberdeenshire Council
Excellence in customer service
  • The winner of this award will be announced on the night.
Excellence in delivering homelessness services
  • Home First - Mature Rapid Rehousing - Perth and Kinross Council 
  • Assertive Outreach and Hunter House Service - Kingdom Group (in partnership with Fife Council Housing Services)
  • Working out of Homelessness - Naumann Phase 2 - Kingdom Group
  • Wheatley Group's Homelessness Policy - Wheatley Group
Excellence in the private rented sector
  • Excellence in Edinburgh - C~urb PSL
  • Homes for Good
Excellence in regeneration
  • Fraser Avenue, Inverkeithing - Kingdom Housing Association (in partnership with Fife Council)
  • Halcrow and Raydale Community Partnership/Gretna FC 2008 Project - Cunninghame Housing Association (in partnership with Raydale Community Partnership)
  • Abergeldie Road, Ballater regeneration project - Grampian Housing Association
  • Taighean a' Chaiseil, Isle of Skye (Staffin Housing, Health & Business Development) - Communities Housing Trust (in partnership with Lochalsh and Skye Housing Association)
  • Whitlawburn – The story so far… - South Lanarkshire Council
  • Riverside Dalmarnock - McTaggart Construction
Housing provider of the year
  • The winner of this award will be announced on the night.
Excellence in health and wellbeing
  • Communicating Wheatley Group to a global audience - Wheatley Group
  • Building A Co-Housing Community - Kingdom Housing Association
  • Digital Tenant Participation - South Ayrshire Council
Apprentice of the year
  • Fern Barclay - Kingdom Housing Association
  • Morven Sanderson - South Lanarkshire Council
  • Laura Sneddon - Forgewood and Garrion Housing Co-operatives
Outstanding contribution to housing
  • Laurie Naumann - Kingdom Housing Association
  • Dave Alexander - Eildon Housing Association
Excellence in leadership
  • Norah Smith - Kingdom Housing Association
  • Lorraine McLaren - Wheatley Group
  • Colin Culross - C~urb (part of Link Group)
  • Frank Sweeney - Cunninghame Housing Association 
Net- zero in housing
  • Kingdom's Net Zero Journey - Kingdom Housing Association
  • Blackstoun Oval Retrofit Project - Renfrewshire Council
  • DGHP Decarbonisation and Renewables Project - Wheatley Group
  • Springburn Energy Conservation Project - ng homes
Housing team of the year
  • Housing and Support Team - Aberdeen City Council
  • Capital Investment Team - Kingdom Housing Association
  • Community Housing Team (West) - Loreburn Housing Association
  • Kingdom Housing Association Team
  • Bathgate Housing Team - Link Group
  • Services and Welfare Rights Team - Ferguslie Park Housing
  • Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership Team
  • Community Investment Team - Places for People 
  • Edinburgh Housing Team - Places for People
  • Housing Team - Forgewood and Garrion Co-operative
Young achiever in housing
  • Christie Mulvaney - Link Group
  • Jenna Lamb - Wheatley Group
  • Lauren Bissett - Perth and Kinross Council
  • Eilidh MacDonald - Kingdom Housing Association
  • Tasmin Ross - River Clyde Homes
  • Drew Melloy - Perth and Kinross Council
  • Regan Nixon - Queens Cross Housing Association 

Commenting on the shortlist, Callum Chomczuk, CIH Scotland’s national director said:

“The housing sector, and the practitioners working in it, has continued to show incredible professionalism delivering outstanding services and support to tenants and communities. Moving immediately from managing the impact of a pandemic to dealing with a cost of living crisis could not be more challenging. But the work of the shortlisted nominees shows the impact that the sector can make towards those living in the hardest of circumstances.

“The Scotland Housing Awards this October will provide an opportunity to bring housing professionals and organisations together again to support and celebrate the creativity, determination, innovation and achievements of Scotland’s housing sector.”

You can find more information about the Awards and book your place to attend the ceremony online.