We’re proud of our role in providing older people of modest means with good quality housing and care. Our award wins and shortlistings show that others believe we are doing a great job too.
Investors in People Awards – Winner
In 2019 Housing 21 won the Third Sector Award, which recognises organisations that contribute a direct, positive impact on people’s lives on a daily basis.
UK Housing Awards – Winner
Housing 21 was the winner of Best older people’s landlord at the UK Housing awards 2020. We were also shortlisted for Digital landlord of the year and Innovation in technology.
Housing Heroes 2019 - Shortlist
Our development team were shortlisted for the Development Team of the Year award at the Housing Heroes 2019.
LABC Excellence East Midlands Building Excellence Awards 2019 - Finalist
In May 2019, our team at Thomas Fields - one of our latest Extra Care Living courts in Buxton reached the finals of the LABC East Midlands Building Excellence Awards. We were shortlisted in four categories including Best High Volume New Housing Development, Best Social or Affordable New Housing Development, Best Inclusive Building and Best Large Commercial Project.
Inside Housing Development Awards 2018 - Winner
In November 2018, we were delighted to receive the Best Partnership Award (under 100 units), in conjunction with Doncaster Council and Historic England, for our work on Casson Court – a brand new Extra Care development in Thorne. The court was celebrated for the work that went into achieving grounds containing the remains of a sixteenth century motte and bailey castle – the Peel Hill Motte.
Inside Housing Development Awards 2019
We were honoured to be finalists in three different awards at the 2019 Inside Housing Development Awards.
Best approach to modular construction – Finalist
Ward Court in Brighouse, near Halifax, was nominated for its approach to modular construction.
Best development team (small) - Finalist
Our Property Development Team were nominated; find out more about the work our development team do.
Best older people’s development – Finalist
We put forward Thomas Fields, our court in Buxton.
The Great British Care Awards 2018 - Shortlist
In November 2018, we had not one, not two, but six teams shortlisted in a variety of different categories at the Great British Care Award ceremonies held throughout the country. The awards are for those who provide social and specialist care to those who need it, whether it be in their own homes or in residential care homes.
Great Yorkshire & Humber Care Awards - Winner
Our care team at Limestone View was the proud winner of the Palliative Care/End of Life award in the Great Yorkshire and Humber Care Awards.
Great Yorkshire & Humber Care Awards – Finalist
Chantelle Downes, Assistant Care Manager at Applegarth Court in Bridlington was shortlisted for The Frontline Leaders Award.
West Midlands Care Awards – Finalist
Our teams at Goldfield Court and Knaves Court had great success reaching the finals at the West Midlands awards. Their shortlistings included many categories such as the Care Innovator Award, the Housing with Care Award, the Home Care Registered Manager Award and The Care Team Award.
North West Care Awards – Finalist
Rebecca Horrocks, Extra Care Administrator for the North West region was shortlisted for The Frontline Leaders Award.
South East Care Awards – Finalist
Jane Sewell, Housing and Care Manager at Holm Court was shortlisted for The Care Home Manager Award.
Alzheimer’s Society Awards 2018 - Finalist
In November 2018, Housing 21 was a finalist at the Alzheimer’s Society Awards 2018 in the “Dementia-Friendly Organisation of the Year (Large)” category.
Housing 21 has embedded work around dementia into every internal department and is striving to influence the work of external stakeholders in this area too.
Find out more about our work with dementia here.
Women in Housing Awards 2019 - Finalist
Holly Hunton, Housing and Care Manager at Fry Court was entered and became a finalist for the Young Achiever category. Read what Holly has to say about working for Housing 21.
Women in Housing Awards 2018 - Winner
In October 2018, our management team at Myles Court won the customer service/support team of the year award at the Women in Housing Awards.
The judges said: “This team has shown immense personal leadership to do its best for its residents. In doing so it has delivered numerous benefits, often via partnerships, creative problem solving and lobbying, as well as improved business performance.”
Two members of staff; Teresa McKenna, Head of Operations Support and Helen Judge, Court Manager at Myles Court were also finalists in the professional of the year (over 10,000 homes) award.
24housing’s 40 over 40
In November 2018, 24housing published its first 40 over 40 list, celebrating passionate housing professionals who work hard every day to improve the lives of residents.
Two of our staff members appeared on the list; Geoff Hopcraft, Lead Learning and Development Partner and Janice Crompton, Oldham Housing Services Manager. They were both recognised for their contributions to the housing sector during their collective 60+ years of service.
in 2019, the list featured our Leasehold Court Manager, Amanda Stevenson.
Inside Housing’s Tech Leaders 2018
In September 2018, our Chief Operating Officer, Tony Tench appeared on Inside Housing’s 2018 Tech Leaders list celebrating the social housing sector’s top tech innovators.
Tony’s lead on our digital call systems project is seeing the end-to-end digital replacement for analogue telephone services. Over 100 systems are now installed in our courts, reducing call times from 90 seconds to four. For vulnerable people living in our properties, this can have potentially life-saving results.