Supported Housing team shortlisted in prestigious UK Housing Awards
Catalyst has been shortlisted for ‘Best Supported Housing Landlord’ in this year’s UK Housing Awards.
Run by the Chartered Institute of Housing, the awards celebrate success and share learning across the UK housing sector.
Catalyst, a subsidiary of the Peabody Group, has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Supported Housing Landlord’ Award in recognition of the life-changing work of its Supported Housing team.
The team provides a place to call home and specialist support to 900 adults across Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire who are experiencing mental ill-health or have a learning or physical disability.
The award entry showcases some of the team’s many highlights from the last twelve months. These include the conversion of two empty houses in Luton to create specially adapted forever homes for four people with severe and complex learning disabilities who need 24-hour support. These new homes mean residents could return to their hometown and live closer to their families, with the dedicated 24-hour support they need.
The entry also details the praise the service has received from the care, support and housing partners it works with, and the team’s ‘holistic’ view and ‘door always open’ approach. Schemes in the service have also achieved Gold standard with Hertfordshire Care Providers Association.
Iain Shaw, Director of Care and Support, Housing, at Peabody said:
‘I’m exceptionally proud of all our Supported Housing colleagues and our service partners for their dedication, kindness and expertise, which together has made a significant improvement to the quality of life for these four people and their families in Luton. This is just one of the many ways in which we’re helping hundreds of people live more independently and flourish, not only in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire in our North Counties region, but across all of Peabody and Catalyst’s Supported Housing services.’
For more information on Supported Housing and Floating Support service, visit our website.