Ardrossan-based Cunninghame Housing Association further enhanced its reputation last week when it scooped the top prize at the 2014 UK Housing Awards.
a glittering event in the Lancaster London Hotel, hosted by comedian
and actor Marcus Brigstocke, the local housing association won the
prestigious ‘Landlord of Year’ award. However, that was not the only
prize to be making its way back to North Ayrshire. Also won by
Cunninghame Housing Association was the award for ‘Small Social Landlord
of the Year’, while the organisation’s Financial Inclusion Team came
close in the ‘Innovation of the Year’ category.
The UK Housing
Awards are held annually and mark outstanding contributions made by
housing organisations in helping to improve the lives of people in their
communities. The top prize of Landlord of the Year is sponsored by the
Chartered Institute of Housing.
Cunninghame Housing Association
is marking its 30th year as a local housing provider, having been formed
in 1984. The organisation currently owns 1,739 socially rented homes
and operates as factor for a further 378 properties.
Association is run by a Board of Management consisting of 16 volunteers
from the communities in which it has houses. Day-to-day operations are
overseen by Chief Executive Frank Sweeney who relies on 81 members of
staff to deliver the high standards that have brought Cunninghame
Housing Association such prestigious recognition.
Association’s achievements have also been recognised in a Scottish
Parliament motion lodged by Cunninghame North MSP Kenneth Gibson, which
speaks of Cunninghame Housing Association “making its communities better
places in which to live”.