18 Nov 2022

Chartered Institute of Housing’s Welsh Housing Awards 2022 winners announced

The winners of the Chartered Institute of Housing’s (CIH) Welsh Housing Awards have been announced at a special ceremony at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport on 18 November 2022, sponsored by Aico.

The Welsh Housing Awards recognise the creativity, passion and innovation of housing organisations and individuals across the sector. This year’s awards received over 65 nominations across 16 categories, including housing team of the year, excellence in housing innovation, and sustainability in housing.

See the full list of winners

Communications in crisis - sponsored by Resource
Caerphilly Homes Connects - Caerphilly County Borough Council

Excellence in customer service
What Matters To You & Kindness First - Aelwyd Housing

Excellence in health & wellbeing – sponsored by Wales and West Housing Association
Community Together - Caredig Housing Association and Swansea City Council

Excellence in housing innovation
Delivering comfortable, low carbon homes using whole house energy systems - Low Carbon Built Environment (LCBE) and Welsh School of Architecture and Wales and West Housing

Excellence in equality & diversity
Ty Pride - Denbighshire County Council, Viva LGBTQ+, and Llamau

Working in partnership – sponsored by Lovell
Hospital to a Healthier Home - Care and Repair Cymru, and NHS

Supporting communities award – sponsored by Newport City Homes
Community Regeneration Programme - The Community Impact Initiative CIC

Highly Commended - Supporting communities award – sponsored by Newport City Homes
Working Families - United Welsh, Newport City Homes, Tai Calon, Linc Cymru, Monmouthshire Housing Association, and Pobl

Delivering high quality homes
Cwrt Canna - Newydd Housing Association and Canna Developments using the Beattie Passive Build System

Community focussed contractor – sponsored by BRC
50 Days to Make a Difference - Lovell

Positive placemaking
Anglesey Community Growing Project - Isle of Anglesey County Council and The Wallich

Supporting active living
Maes Y More extra care's happy health living project - Wales and West Housing

Sustainability in housing – sponsored by Blake Morgan
Retrofit project at Glannant, Pembrokeshire - Wales & West housing and Low Carbon Built Environment (LCBE) team at the Welsh School of Architecture

Highly Commended - Sustainability in housing – sponsored by Blake Morgan
Sustainable Energy Centre - Collaboration and Skills Project - Robert Price Builders Merchants Ltd

Housing team of the year – sponsored by Creating Enterprise
Housing Team - Grŵp Cynefin

Best housing story
More Homes Team - Swansea Council

All shortlisted entries for the Welsh Housing Awards have also been included in our 2022 Good Practice Compendium a core learning document full of inspiration, ideas, and innovation to help everyone across the sector create a future where everyone has a place to call home.

Commenting on the award winners, CIH Cymru director Matt Dicks said:
“The Welsh Housing Awards and accompanying Good Practice Compendium is one of the most important activities for CIH Cymru and wider Welsh housing sector each year because it pulls together examples and case studies of how you, housing professionals, make a difference - a difference to the tenants and communities that we serve across Wales, but also to wider public policy objectives that make a difference to all our lives.

“It is fantastic to see so many positive examples of innovation from the sector in Wales. I’d like to share my heartfelt congratulations to the winners, nominees and everyone who submitted an entry to the awards. All the entries had an incredibly high standard of innovation and delivery that we should all be proud of.”