We’re celebrating after two Bolton at Home projects have been shortlisted out of more than 250 entries for the 2011 UK Housing Awards.
The UK Housing Awards recognise outstanding work in housing which improves people’s lives in their communities. They’re very prestigious, and something we’re very proud to be associated with.
Our ‘I can make it happen’ project has been shortlisted for the ‘regenerating communities’ award. The project aims to raise the aspirations of young people in Bolton, introducing them to the language and options of work, careers and university.
Our ‘Lunch and Learn’ programme has also been shortlisted in the ‘valuing and diversity’ category. It is designed to create an informal and supportive environment for staff to understand and respect different cultures, gender related issues and religious beliefs.
I’m delighted that two of our projects are in the running for these prestigious awards. Both shortlisted projects are services that make a real difference to people’s lives in Bolton.