Tenant Awards
Denbighshire Housing

Tenant Awards

20 May 2020, 1891 Rhyl

Housing

Why Tenant Awards?

Denbighshire Housing is proud to present our annual tenant and community awards. This will be a prestigious event celebrating the achievements and participation of our tenants, the work within the communities in which they live and projects that are happening across Denbighshire.


Conditions of Entry:


  • Nominations must be received by the 3 April 2020. No late entries will be considered.
  • Only submissions that include the information requested on the nomination form and in this guidance will be considered.
  • Any conflicts of interest or ties will be dealt with by the final judging panel. The judge’s decision is final.
  • All entries will be judged on the information provided at the time of the entry and no subsequent correspondence will be accepted.
  • By entering into the awards, you are agreeing to any information and / or images supplied being used for event related material. Please see our privacy statement for more information.
  • The title you give your entry and the name you use for the organisation/group will be what we use in all the promotional material.
  • You do not have to be a Denbighshire Housing tenant to nominate people or groups for the awards.
  • All entries must meet the award category criteria.

Tips for entering:


  • Please give examples and feedback from others to support your nomination.
  • Remember, the judges are looking for what has changed or the difference an individual or project has made to a community or person.

What information is needed?


  • Tell us you reason for this nomination (no more than 100 words) This information will be included in the Awards programme if shortlisted.
  • Nomination information
    • What difference has the person/group made?
    • Include information specific to what the panel will consider.
    • Have there been any improvements as a result of this person/group or activity/work?
  • Photos

Please include at least one photo of the person as this will be used in the awards programme and ceremony presentation. Remember to get permission before taking and using the photos. Permission for using the photo/s will be requested if a nominee is shortlisted. Please note, if you are nominating a garden or community awards, please include a picture of these areas in full bloom from last summer.



Categories of Awards:

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Tenant of the Year

This award will be made to a tenant who has made a significant contribution to their community or in tenant participation.

The panel will consider:

  • What difference their commitment has made to the community and/or groups that they have worked with
  • How they’ve considered diversity of the wider tenant population.
  • Good examples of what they have achieved and how it has made a positive difference.
  • How they’ve gone the extra mile and examples of their commitment / passion.
  • Any challenges or difficulties that they have had to face.
  • Nominees must be over the age of 25 (for younger people, see ‘Young Tenant of the Year’)

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Young Tenant of the Year (under 25)

This award honours a young Denbighshire Housing tenant who deserves recognition for their achievement, courage, creativity, generous attitude or ability to overcome difficult personal circumstances. This award will also recognise their involvement that has benefitted other tenants or the wider community.

The nominee must:

  • Be under 25 years of age
  • Be a Denbighshire Housing tenant or live in one of our properties
  • Have agreed to be nominated.

The panel will consider:

  • What difference their commitment has made to services in their community and/or groups that they have worked with.
  • What skills, commitment and energy they have shown.
  • Good examples of what they have achieved and how it has made a positive difference.
  • How they’ve gone the extra mile and examples of their commitment / passion.

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Good Neighbour of the Year

(anyone who is a neighbour of a Denbighshire Housing tenant)

This award will be presented to a neighbour of a Denbighshire Housing Tenant who has gone out of their way to help them improve their neighbours lives, health and wellbeing.

The panel will consider:

  • What difference they have made to a Denbighshire Housing tenant?
  • Include examples of the positive impact they have brought to your life, things they have done that have made a difference, made life easier.
  • Have they always been there for you? Help you tidy your garden? Help with your shopping? Do they pop in to check you’re ok?
  • Nominees must be over the age of 18 and be a neighbour of a Denbighshire Housing tenant. The nominee doesn’t have to a Denbighshire Housing tenant themselves

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Housing Resident/Community Group of the Year

For groups that work to improve their area where a Denbighshire Housing tenant lives, putting on activities for local people, providing services to the community or running their local community centre.

The panel will consider:

  • What difference has the group made i.e. improved the lives of people
  • How the community have been able to use their skills and talents?
  • Why did the project start i.e. a local problem?
  • How the project has help overcome any problems or issues identified in the community?
  • Is the project sustainable and bring lasting change?
  • What lessons did you learn?

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Denbighshire Housing Customer Service of the Year

This award recognises a Denbighshire Housing or Denbighshire County Council’s staff member or team’s commitment to supporting a tenant or a community group i.e. maintenance, greenspace, housing, contact centre, community development etc.

The nomination should highlight how that member or team went the extra mile and the benefits they have provided. This can include involvement/participation from a team or member of staff to improve participation in a community, help with a problem and deliver a long term solution, takes the time to listen to your problems and so on.

The panel will consider:

  • Examples of where the staff member / team went the extra mile
  • How the staff member / team showed a positive relationship with the tenant or community?
  • How the staff member / team has improved tenant participation?
  • Identify the positive impacts the staff member / team had from their involvement
  • How they’ve considered diversity of the wider tenant population?
  • Evidence from tenants and communities that the approach has shown a positive impact i.e. what’s changed?
  • How the staff member / team have overcome any problems.

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Community Project of the Year

This will be awarded to projects or events that improve the lives of our residents and brings the community together - for example, community trips, fun days, celebratory events, a sports group, or anything that has delivered a fantastic service or project.

The panel will consider:

  • What difference has the project made
  • How the community have been able to use their skills and talents
  • How the project has help overcome any problems or issues identified in the community.
  • Is the project sustainable and bring lasting change.

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Community Hero of the Year

(anyone who has helped a Denbighshire Housing tenant)

This award will be presented to a person or group who has helped a Denbighshire Housing Tenant to improve their lives, health and wellbeing or improve their local community.

The panel will consider:

  • What difference they have made to your community & the lives of others?
  • Include good examples of the positive impact they have brought, things they have done that have made a difference.
  • How much time do they dedicate to their community, local centre or project?
  • Do they support vulnerable people, make the area a better place to live, volunteer, are an inspiration to others and deserve to be recognised.
  • Nominees must be over the age of 16

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Garden of the Year

The judges are looking for attractive gardens using colour, tidiness and best use of space.  We are not looking for extensive knowledge of plants, but are looking for the overall effect and how it enhances the neighbourhood where you live. 

This year’s categories are:

  • Community Garden – an area that is owned by Denbighshire Housing but is maintained by the community.
  • Communal Garden – an area around our flats, sheltered accommodation etc.
  • Tenant Garden – an individual’s garden (front or back)

The judges will be awarding points for:

  • Neatness
  • Colour and design
  • Wildlife friendly
  • Overall impact

The difference made e.g. sense of community, improved sense of community and health and wellbeing.

Judges will visit shortlisted nominees between the 20th April – 1st May.


What next?

Once we have shortlisted the nominees for each category, we will announce these on the 6 May 2020.

Each nominee shortlisted can bring one guest, and groups up to four persons. Any additional guest places will be considered on request.

Winners from the Denbighshire Housing Tenant Awards will be nominated, where possible, for the TPAS Cymru Participation Awards 2020.

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What happens to this/my information?

Denbighshire Housing is collecting your personal information to provide us with details of this nomination to be entered into the Denbighshire Housing Tenant Awards. We may use service providers to film and create videos on our behalf for the purpose of the award ceremony. Third party service providers are bound by confidentiality clauses and are not allowed to use your personal data for other purposes other than to contact you to make arrangements for filming. For further information about how we handle personal information, please view our online privacy statement www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/resident/legal/privacy.aspx

Nomination Form