National Good Practice Awards 2022

Reflecting the impact of the pandemic, this year’s TPAS Scotland’s National Good Practice Awards seek to reward and celebrate the magnificent responses and actions of tenants, community members, landlords, contractors and other organisations over the last 2 years.   The Awards will form an integral part of the TPAS Annual Conference taking place from 10 – 12 June in Glasgow.

 

NGPA 2022 seeks to identify lessons and excellence we can use and share as we move forward and applaud the strategies and actions each organization and individual has put in place to return to support people and communities during the pandemic. Please note that all applications should be submitted no later than 6th May. Submissions received after this date unfortunately cannot be included.  Finalists will be notified by 6th May 2022.

 

Sponsorship opportunities still remain for the NGPA Awards.  This is a unique opportunity to raise your organisation’s profile across the social housing sector.

 

By sponsoring an award with us you will be showcasing your organisation to the largest single gathering of tenants, residents and landlords in the country.

Best practice in Developing Community Award

In this category, we’re looking for examples of various ways that community needs have been met throughout the pandemic.

 

This award is for efforts showcasing local pride and community spirit, built support systems, reduced barriers, and enhanced physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.

 

The judges are looking for examples of teamwork including a mix of tenants, other community members, staff and board members, contractors, businesses, and agencies who have by working together to improve or create opportunities in their community and help individuals limit the impact of COVID 19.

 

Find out how to sponsor this award here.

Best Practice in Digital Involvement Award

Digital usage such as internet, social media, messaging etc. has seen a big increase in 2022.

 

This award seek evidence of how landlords and community groups have use digital methods to increase service user’s ability to:

  • access services
  • communicate their views on services and local issues
  • communicate with their landlord and each other

 

The judges are looking for examples of how digital responses have helped streamline services for individuals and communities. They are particularly keen to see how these digital responses can be adopted further and help in the future.

 

Find out how to sponsor this award here.

Best Practice in Involving All Award

This celebrates how 2020-2021 has seen an even greater emphasis on reaching out to people in our communities who have faced challenges accessing services, support and information on how to get involved.

 

This could refer to specific activities that have successfully met the needs of community members who:

 

  • have a disability, have sight, hearing or speech challenges, mental health problems and/or support or learning needs
  • are marginalised individuals, because of who they are, or because they are young or old, or are recent arrivals to our communities
  • face challenges in terms of geography, facilities, etc.

 

The judges are looking for evidence of landlords, tenant / community groups and organisations working collaboratively to aid and gather feedback from those who were isolated during lockdown.

 

Find out how to sponsor this award here.

 

Group Champion of the Year

The Group Champion of the Year award will be given to a voluntary group who has made an outstanding and inspirational contribution throughout lockdown demonstrating how they have maximised services, delivered outstanding support, listened to and addressed local people’s needs.

 

Find out how to sponsor this award here.

Organisation Champion of the Year

The Organisation Champion of the Year award will be awarded to a landlord, contractor, agency or industry body that can demonstrate that they have made an outstanding contribution across the last 12 months by responding to the needs of local people. Their efforts should be inspirational and worthy of the highest praise.

 

Find out how to sponsor this award here.

Employee Champion of the Year

We are looking for an individual staff member from across any area of social housing who has made an outstanding and inspirational contribution across the last 12 months.  We are particularly interested in individuals who have made contributions around…

 

  • Meeting the needs of the tenants and others they support
  • Supporting tenants and communities to participate in decisions to improve housing services and their landlord’s performance.

 

Working with tenants and communities to embed a culture of participation to work towards positive outcomes

 

Find out how to sponsor this award here.

The Alan Ferguson Champion Tenant or Resident of the Year

We are looking for an outstanding and inspirational tenant and/or member of the community who has made a significant contribution over the last 12 months towards:

 

  • Meeting the needs of fellow tenants and others in their community
  • Supporting tenants and communities to participate in decisions to improve housing services and their landlord’s performance.

 

Working with tenants and communities to embed a culture of participation to work towards positive outcomes.

This award recognizes the work of a tenant and is to honour the legacy left by the late Alan Ferguson.

 

Find out how to sponsor this award here.

Before applying for these awards, please read our frequently asked questions here.  You can also review the judging guide here.

 

If you have any questions about the awards or submitting your entry, please contact elaine.scoular@tpasscotland.org.uk.