NPT Homes Honours Outstanding Tenants

Mon 01 Aug 2016

NPT Homes has honoured some of its outstanding tenants during their annual awards ceremony. The awards, which form part of the social housing provider’s AGM, are now in their 4th year and are aimed at rewarding tenants for all the hard work and time they give in playing active roles within their communities. There were four award categories this year – Outstanding Volunteer of the Year, New Volunteer of the Year, Community Group of the Year and Good Neighbour of the Year.

The Outstanding Volunteer of the Year award went to John Thomas who lives in a NPT Homes Haven Housing scheme. John was nominated for the award by NPT Homes’ Tenant Empowerment team in recognition of his volunteering with NPT Homes. John developed an understanding of working with the organisation in a collaborative way and  has represented the organisation at external events. He organises and provides entertainment for social activities within his own scheme, in other schemes and at NPT Homes’ events, to reduce isolation in older people.

The winner of the New Volunteer Award was Jade Williams. Jade only started volunteering with NPT Homes earlier this year, she has already represented the views of young people on a number of different projects including the NPT Homes Academy and the Digital Helper’s project. Jade has shown a real dedication and commitment towards volunteering between her Youth and Community studies and working locally with young people in Port Talbot.

The Community Group of the Year award went to the residents association at Llwynon Haven Housing scheme in Crynant. Every year the association choose a charity to support which is either local or one which is close to their hearts. They are very passionate about raising money throughout the year by organising events with raffles, afternoon tea and bake sales, and concerts with local entertainment. This year they have raised over £2000 for LATCH, A Welsh children’s cancer charity.

The final tenant award of the evening went to Brian Wheeler who won the Good Neighbour Award. Brian was nominated for the award by his neighbour after he acted quickly to call an ambulance when they were seriously ill and he has been credited with saving their life.

Tenant Empowerment Officer Lynsey Hargreaves who organised the awards on behalf of NPT Homes said:

“Once again this year, we wanted to take the opportunity to recognise tenants that have actively participated, given their time and shown commitment to NPT Homes and their communities.

We are really lucky to have such dynamic tenants across the Borough who are always willing to get involved and help their communities.”