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    Conference & Awards 2019
    16th May
    Aston Villa Football Club, Birmingham

24housing Diversity Awards Results

The inaugural 24housing Diversity in Housing awards took place on May 10th 2018, with 11 individual and team awards being given out to a range of categories, including the highly coveted 'Lifetime Achievement'

The judging panel, consisting of Steve Hayes, Cordelia Osewa-Ediae, Alison Muir, Miles Lanham and Cam Kinsella had a tough day sorting through our shortlist to ensure the awards celebrated the best of the best.

Hosted at Villa Park in Birmingham, the event, hosted by the brilliant comedian Zoe Lyons, the 11 awards and three course dinner were followed with live music from Herefordians Call of the Kraken, who took us through to the early morning to top off a fantastic evening of celebration.

Below you will find the winners of each category, for those who either missed out on attending or who consumed too much drink to remember ...!

Community Role Model

Winner - Abdi Segulle, Taff Housing Association

Judges comment: "He is not only a role model for one section of the community, he inspires many different ones. A great person."

Highly Commended - Danielle Oliver, Riverside

Best Diversity Scheme winner

Best New-Build Accessible Scheme

Winner - Habinteg

Judges comment: "Both professional and modest, them building to a lifetime standard is exemplary."

Best New Build Accessible Scheme winner

Lifetime Achievement

Winner - Tom Murtha

Judges comment: "He has a list as long as your arm on diversity issues. A true role model."

Lifetime Achievement winner

Leading LGBT Organisation

Winner - Luton Community Housing

Judges comment: "Tackling difficult challenges in the community. Facing up to what others would shy away from."

Highly Commended - Stonewall Housing

Leading LGBT Organisation winner

Best Diversity Scheme

Winner - Mears Group

Judges comment: "Their work in schools is a great idea and will have a long term impact."

Highly Commended - Altair (Leadership 2025) and Hastoe

Best Diversity Scheme winner

Straight Ally Award

Winner - Jo Eckersley, Wolverhampton Homes

Judges comment: "Working outside the day job to reach the wider community. Great role model."

Straight Ally winner

Young Person Award

Winner - Danielle Pointon, Aspire Housing

Judges comment: "She has a big reach outside of the housing association. Plus an inspiring back story."

Young Person Award winner

Communications Award

Winner - Habinteg

Judges comment: "Impressive campaigning. A comms approach that was driven by what they wanted to achieve."

Highly Commended - #UKHousingFast and Ashley Community Housing

Communications Award

The Gender Equality Award

Winner - Mears Group

Judges comment: "A real thought-through programme, not a one-off but a continual effort."

Highly Commended - Women in Social Housing (WISH)

The Gender Equality Award

Best HR Policy

Winner - Karbon Homes

Judges comment: "Wide ranging initiatives that look to promote diversity and inclusion."

Highly Commended - Riverside

Best HR Policy winner

Leading BME Organisation

Winner - Arhag Housing Association

Judges comment: "The network they have created shows a great reach and potential to succeed."

Highly Commended - Pine Court Housing Association (Sovini Group)

Leading BME Organisation winner