NPT Homes’ shortlisted for Two CIH Cymru Awards

Tue 20 Oct 2015

Welsh Housing Awards 2015

NPT Homes are celebrating being shortlisted for two Welsh Housing gongs by the Chartered Institute of Housing.

The social housing providers £1.7m housing project, Furnace Place, has been shortlisted in the Development of the Year category.
The new build scheme, which opened in July, has provided much needed affordable housing for people in the area and reduce the impact of the ‘Bedroom Tax’ and created employment to local people in the year that it was developed.

NPT Homes’ partnership project Sign up to Success has also been shortlisted in the Campaign of the year category.
The employability programme has helped 40 young people remove barriers to employment and help them progress closer to the labour market.

The project utilised the prominent Premier League brand of Swansea City to attract disengaged young people aged 16 to 24 and has seen housing providers Coastal Housing Group, RCT Homes and Valleys to Coast Housing work together to deliver the project.

The course included a range of practical tasks allowing attendees to complete qualifications in first aid, food hygiene and football coaching as well as helping develop life skills in CV writing, job search, interview techniques and money management.

Representatives from NPT Homes will attend the CIH Cymru award ceremony taking place in Cardiff on 27th November.

NPT Homes Chief Executive Linda Whittaker said:
“I am delighted that the hard work that is going on within our organisation has been recognised by CIH Cymru.
Our first new build project Furnace Place has allowed us to provide affordable housing for people who need it more.
The Sign up to Success partnership project has allowed us to support young people in our communities who are looking to enhance their skills and secure employment
We have seen a huge transformation in the youngsters involved. Several have had the confidence to apply for jobs and secure employment and have really been enthusiastic about learning.”