Lancashire-based Progress Housing Group has been shortlisted for a prestigious housing industry award that showcases compelling and inspirational success stories of tenants, landlords and contractors.

The Group’s Supported Living Tenant Engagement service is in the running for the Excellence in Engagement in Supported Housing Award in the northern region Tenant Participation Advisory Service (Tpas) Awards 2018.

The housing group is one of four social landlords in the North of England to have been shortlisted for the award. 

Annette Stevens, Head of Supported Living and Progress Opportunities, said: “We are delighted to have been nominated for a TPAS Award, as we are very proud of the way our supported living tenants are involved at every level of our business, from consultation stage to full involvement on Progress Housing Group’s Scrutiny Pool, demonstrating that disability needn’t be a barrier to active engagement.

“We recognise that our tenants have a wide range of abilities, learning styles and communication needs and we believe that all our customer views are important to us.”

Progress Housing Group, supported living tenant Christopher Wren from Chorley said: “Working with my landlord, Progress Housing Group, helps me to achieve my aspirations as they help me to get involved in different activities from attending local meetings to getting involved in national conferences and day trips out. I feel important to Progress as they listen to me.”

A number of ways that Progress Housing Group involves its supported living customers include:

  • Tenant meetings and forums
  • Drop-in session and road shows
  • Mystery shopping and tenant inspections
  • Involvement with tenant newsletters
  • Environmental projects
  • Community Investment fund working parties
  • Community radio stations
  • Arts projects

The winner of the northern Tpas awards will be announced at an awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Manchester on Friday 16 March.

To find out more about Progress Housing Group you can visit www.progressgroup.org.uk or telephone 03333 204555.