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22 November 2016

The Pat Chown Capturing Creativity Award 2016 finalists

The Pat Chown Capturing Creativity Award was set up to recognise innovation in housing. As a way of remembering Pat, her contribution to housing and her constant search for better ways of doing things, the award aims to recognise new ways of responding to day-to-day issues and innovative new ideas about dealing with common problems. The winner, which will be announced at the conference dinner, will receive the Pat Chown award and a £1,000 donation to a Wales-based charity of their choice.

The 2016 finalists are:

  • Cause for Concern - Charter Housing Association - A new approach developed to deal with all safeguarding issues affecting vulnerable children, adults and people suffering from Domestic Abuse
  • Empty Homes Wales: ‘A New Lease of Life’ - United Welsh - A project, underpinned by a new leasing model introduced in 2014, helping homeowners bring their empty homes back into use
  • Housing & Health Action Areas - Rhondda Cynon Taf C.B.C. - A collaborative approach to tackling poor housing and health by focusing on reducing the number of homes with hazards and the number of empty properties
  • The HAPI Project - Newydd Housing Association - This project, funded by the Big Lottery, aims to empower people living in RCT to obtain the knowledge, skills and confidence to make positive health choices and improve their overall health and wellbeing.

To find out more about each of these projects, visit CHC’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvA-hS8Kne_SSRUTyQ9nLRw