Published: 3rd Dec 2020

The achievements of council teams, charities and inspirational frontline staff in supporting independent living have been celebrated at the National Healthy Housing Awards. This year’s awards highlight how those working to ensure homes are safe and accessible have been at the forefront of supporting vulnerable people through the pandemic. Organised by Foundations, the government-funded national body for home improvement agencies (HIAs), the awards – now in their second year – honour pioneering organisations and individuals who support people with disabilities and long-term conditions to live safely at home. Judges assessed entries from all over England across seven categories. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, this year’s winners were announced at a virtual ceremony with the awards sponsored by wet room and adapted bathroom specialist PROCare. Having been runner up in 2019, Middlesbrough Staying Put Agency went one better this year by taking the title of Handyperson Service of the Year. Part of Middlesbrough Council, the HIA has … (To read the full article, subscribe below)