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ng homes has been named Large Housing Association of the year at the UK Housing Awards.

 

The award recognises a large housing association which has exceeded expectations in delivering an outstanding service. In winning the award, ng homes demonstrated high levels of performance across a range of service areas and showcased innovative work to benefit their local communities.

 

Stand-up Comedian Jeremy Hardy presented the award to a delighted Frank Miller, Vice Chairperson of ng homes, at a ceremony in London.

Frank said: “To win this UK award is a fantastic achievement as we were up against some wonderful organisations in our category. It’s a great tribute to all the hard work of our Chairperson Pat Kenna and all my fellow volunteers on the Management Board. They have contributed so much over the years to the success of ng homes”.

 

Robert Tamburrini, Chief Executive of ng homes, said: “This is just brilliant.  To see the work we do in our communities recognised at a UK level is fabulous. I’d like to thank all of our dedicated committee members and the hard-working staff team without whom we couldn’t have achieved this great result.”

 

The Association won the award after one of the most eventful 12 months in its 36-year history. The period saw the completion of the 1,000th new home built by them at its Broomfield Road development, with funding support from Glasgow City Council. And it more than doubled in size through a stock transfer of 3,000 homes after 85% of tenants voted in favour of the move. 

 

ng homes, whose head office is in Springburn, has set up a successful social enterprise company called ng2 that employs local people and provides services to tenants. 

 

It also launched a partnership with Scotcash to provide tenants, residents and the wider North Glasgow community with more affordable alternatives to loan sharks and pay-day loan companies and provided a base for the service within its offices.

 

The UK Housing Awards are the longest established and most respected awards in the social housing sector, recognising the ingenuity, creativity, passion and results of housing organisations and individuals across the UK.

 

ng homes came up against five other large housing associations from Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham in the form of Helena Partnerships, Liverpool Mutual Homes, Midland Heart, New Charter Housing Trust Group and Parkway Green Housing Trust.

 

The awards were run by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing.  CIH Chief Executive Grainia Long said: “The UK Housing Awards showcase the very best people and organisations working across the housing sector and we are thrilled to be a part of it.”

 

Patricia Ferguson, MSP for Springburn and Maryhill, was among the first to acknowledge the housing provider’s latest achievement. She said: “ng homes richly deserves this recognition. They understand that working in partnership is the best way to get results and the links they have formed over the years with Glasgow City Council, Scotcash and others has produced great benefits for the people of North Glasgow.”

 

ng homes has won Sustainable Business of the Year in the Grow Green Awards.

 

The trophy presentation was made in a ceremony held in the Winter Gardens at the People’s Palace.

 

The award recognises local businesses and other organisations that have taken significant and practical steps to make themselves more environmentally sustainable.

 

There was tough competition and ng homes was joined in a final shortlist of three by Clyde Gateway and Clydesdale Bank.

 

The awards were organised by Playbusters as part of the Grow Green with Glasgow’s North East project which is funded by the Scottish Government through the Climate Challenge Fund.

 

Playbusters’ Senior Climate Challenge Officer Jeremy Laycock, who hosted the event, said: “The Grow Green Awards celebrate all of the inspiring work that has taken place over the last year to help make the East End and North East of Glasgow more sustainable.  We would like to thank all of our funders, supporters, partners and volunteers for their involvement in the project and congratulate ng homes on their Sustainable Business of the year award.”

 

Chief Executive Robert Tamburrini joined Head of Regeneration for North Glasgow John Devine and Regeneration Co-ordinator Margaret Layden to  accept the award from Climate Challenge Fund Development Officer Stephanie Clark.

 

John Devine said: “The Association has taken significant steps towards becoming a more sustainable business to the benefit of the organisation, its residents and the wider community.  We have projects promoting recycling and energy efficiency and we are also looking at innovative ideas, particularly at implementing recycling in high-rise flats. In all these projects we are working hard to involve our local community and it’s a fantastic recognition for the work we are doing in North Glasgow.”

Earlier this month it was named in the prestigious Sunday Times list of the 100 best not-for-profit organisations and it has also been confirmed as one of the Top 90 companies in Scotland at the Scottish Business Awards.

 

For further information contact: Brian R. Davey, Media Officer, ng homes, 07500046312. Or Archie Mackay, media2k, 07879601484.

  

ng homes has changed the way it delivers the Emergency Repairs Service. All emergency repairs (except heating) will be delivered by City Building (Glasgow) LLP during the hours of:

WEEK DAYS:  MON – FRI 5:00PM – 9:00 AM
WEEKENDS:  FROM 5:00PM on FRI through TO 9:00AM on MON
PUBLIC HOLIDAYS:  24 HOURS PER DAY


To report an Emergency Repair during the above times simply dial the 24hr Call Centre FREEPHONE 0800 595 595
Please note that some mobile service providers may charge their standard call rate

 

EMERGENCY GAS REPAIRS

To report a Gas Central Heating Emergency Repair at any time, including weekends and public holidays simply call City Technical: 0141 646 5091

All Gas Central Heating repairs should be reported on this number.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A special home contents insurance service is being offered to Scotland’s tenants. The initiative has been introduced by THIS Tenant Contents, a trading style of Thistle Insurance Services. Like most housing providers, ng homes includes buildings insurance as part of the housing service, but the cover does not extend to contents which is the responsibility of tenants.


The Association has introduced a free insurance deal for those aged over 60 years or who have a disability. This is still available to tenants who qualify and anyone not already taking advantage should contact their housing officer or visit the Association’s offices.

 

Other tenants may be interested in the new service from THIS Tenants Contents. They offer flexible regular pay-as-yougo payment options, fortnightly or monthly cash, monthly by direct debit or annually. Their package includes no excess – their clients don’t pay the first part of the claim – and cover for theft, water damage, fire and much more.

 

There is no minimum home security requirement and additional cover is available for extended accidental damage, wheelchairs and mobility scooters, hearing aids and buildings cover for sheds, greenhouses and garages.

 

For more information or a free information pack contact:
ng homes or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or for immediate cover call THIS Tenants Contents on lo-call 0845 601 7007.

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