14 Sep 2023

Scotland Housing Awards 2023 shortlist announced

Throughout 2023, remarkable teams and dedicated professionals have continued to demonstrate a real commitment to the housing sector, delivering vital services and support to communities throughout the nation.

The Scotland Housing Awards is an opportunity for us to come together with you and your teams to celebrate the creativity, passion and innovation of individuals, organisations and projects that have helped tenants, customers, and communities throughout the year

The shortlisted nominees are as follows:

Excellence in customer service
  • Wheatley Group's Customer Voice Programme - Wheatley Group
  • Wheatley's Approach to Fire Safety and Prevention - Wheatley Group
  • Fyne Energy Gift Aid - Fyne Homes Housing Association, with partners Fyne Energy
Excellence in housing innovation

Shortlist and winners will be announced during the ceremony.

Working in partnership
  • Housing First in Aberdeenshire - Aberdeenshire Council
    With partners: The Scottish Prison Service, Police Scotland, Aberdeenshire Health & Social Care Justice & Substance Misuse Services
  • Homeless Change Programme - Inverclyde Health & Social Care Partnership
    With partners: River Clyde Homes, Oaktree Housing Association, Larkfield Housing Association, Cloch Housing Association, Your Voice Community Recover Hub
  • Supporting women's needs at Honeygreen, Dundee - Dundee City Council
    With partners: Dundee Women's Aid
  • Barrack Street Ukrainian Support South - Lanarkshire Council
    With partners: Salvation Army
  • Partnership-based Citywide Youth Housing Survey and Report North East Tenants, Residents and Landlords Together (NETRALT)
    With partners: Aberdeen City Youth Council; Scottish Youth Parliament; Aberdeen Foyer
  • Youth services for Maryhill Maryhill Housing
    With partners: YoMo (Young Movers)
  • The Outreach Worker Project - Places for People Scotland
    With partners: Police Scotland Edinburgh Division, NHS Lothian and the Edinburgh Alcohol and Drugs Partnership
Excellence in development for affordable housing
  • Bertha Park phase 2 - Kingdom Housing Association
  • Primrose Place Alloa - Kingdom Housing Association, with partners Clackmannanshire Council
  • Sunnyside - Hillcrest Homes
  • New Housing at Tannahill, Ferguslie Park, Paisley - Renfrewshire Council
  • Cramunnock Road - Craigdale Housing Association, with partners AS Homes
  • Locks View - Maryhill Housing, with partners Cruden
Excellence in tenant scrutiny
  • Your Voice Group - Your Voice Group, with partners Argyll Community Housing Association
  • South Lanarkshire Customer Scrutiny Group Gas Servicing Scrutiny Exercise - South Lanarkshire Council
Excellence in the private rented sector
  • PKC Lets & Ukraine Landlord Offer - Perth & Kinross Council
  • A Day in the Life of a Letting Agency - Homes for Good
Excellence in regeneration and sustainability
  • Primose Place, Alloa - Kingdom Housing Association, with partners Clackmannanshire Council
  • North Sighthill Regeneration, Edinburgh - City of Edinburgh Council, with partners 21st Century Homes
Housing organisation of the year
  • Link Group at 60 - Sustainable Homes, Sustainable Communities, Sustainable Business - Link Group
  • Tenants and Elderpark Achieve Magnificent (TEAM) - Elderpark Housing Association
Excellence learning and development
  • Homeless Change Programme - Inverclyde Health & Social Care Partnership, with partners Inverclyde Council
  • Springfield Cross Passive House Project - West of Scotland Housing Association
  • Kingdom Academy - Kingdom Housing Association
  • Learning at Wheatley Group - Wheatley Group
  • Housing Training Academy - Fife Council
  • Proud to be Professional - Link Group, with partners Link Housing
  • Learning, Educating, Attaining, Recruiting and Nurturing (LEARN) - Elderpark Housing Association
  • A Great Place to Work - Osprey Housing
Excellence in health and wellbeing
  • Cost of Living Crisis Working Group - River Clyde Homes
  • Heat and Eat Initiative - Grampian Housing Association
  • Stirling Council Healthier Homes - Stirling Council, with partners Aico Homelink
Housing-led approaches to ending homelessness
  • SCS Homes - Simon Community Scotland
  • Inverclyde Housing Options and Homelessness Advice Service - Inverclyde Health & Social Care Partnership, with partners Inverclyde Council
  • Housing Need Youth Homeless Services - West Lothian Council, with partners Action for Children and Rock Trust
  • Normalisation Programme - Fife Council
  • Naumann Initiative - Kingdom Housing Association
Excellence in communications
  • Homeless Change Programme - Inverclyde Health & Social Care Partnership, with partners Inverclyde Council
  • Parkhead Housing Association rebrand & website redesign - Parkhead Housing Association
  • Link Group Communications Team - Link Group
  • Communicating our cost-of-living campaign - Wheatley Group
Net zero in housing
  • ACHA Whole House Retrofit Project - Argyll Community Housing Association, with partners Procast Group
  • Zero Emission Heating Project: Mackenzie Gardens, Turriff, Aberdeenshire - Grampian Housing, with partners Association M-4
Marion Gibbs award for equality in housing
  • Equality in Housing Podcast - Housing Options Scotland, with partners UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence
  • Inverclyde Rapid Rehousing Support Team - Inverclyde Housing Options and Homelessness Advice Service, with partners Inverclyde Council
  • Supporting individuals with no recourse to public funds in the community - Maryhill Housing, with partners Fair Way Scotland
Apprentice of the year
  • Amber Winton - Hillcrest Homes
  • Tianah Scott - Hillcrest Homes
  • Jodie Garrett - Kingdom Housing Association
  • Louis Kennedy and Kira Meldrum - C-urb Property Management, part of Link Group
  • Pamela Gibson - Maryhill Housing
Excellence in leadership
  • Neale Bisset - PMC Property Management & Lettings
  • Angela Currie - Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association
  • Lorna Wilson - Barrhead Housing
  • Yvonne Baulk - North Ayrshire Council
  • Susan Aktemel - Homes for Good Scotland CIC
  • Neil Watts - Aberdeenshire Council
Housing team of the year
  • Community Investment Team - Barrhead Housing Association
  • Inverclyde Housing Options and Homelessness Advice Service - Inverclyde Health & Social Care Partnership
  • Wheatley Homes South Team - Wheatley Group
  • Wheatley Group's Customer First Centre Team - Wheatley Group
  • Housing Access Team - Fife Council, with partners Fife Housing Register Partners, Third Sector
Young achiever in housing
  • Becky Clarke - Hanover (Scotland) Housing Association
  • Kath Menzies - Fife Housing Group
  • Shannon McDonagh - Wheatley Homes Glasgow
  • Daniel Cairns - South Lanarkshire Council
  • Adam Brown - C-urb, part of Link Group
  • Grant McManus - Kingdom Group
Lifetime achievement
  • Alan Russell - Hillcrest Homes
  • Craig Stirrat - Grampian Housing Association
  • Annette Finnan - South Lanarkshire Council
  • Margaret Waddell - Grampian Housing Association
  • Michael Scott - Osprey Housing

If you're interested in attending the Scotland Housing Awards, you can find out more on our dedicated event page.