PCH reaches national awards final
Earlier this month PCH made it all the way to the virtual finals of one of the country's top housing awards.
The conference room at Plumer House looked more like a glitzy Oscars ceremony, as guests watched the prestigious event live on the big screens.
PCH was shortlisted for the Outstanding Tenant Engagement award by the national industry body, the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) during the summer, beating hundreds of other housing associations in the process.
Residents and PCH staff were invited to the virtual awards ceremony, which was broadcast in the conference room at Plumer House for all to watch.
Residents and staff were welcomed with red velvet ropes and treated to lunch, including some tasty TPAS themed cakes, baked especially for the event.
Although PCH didn’t quite bag the top prize, it didn’t dampen spirits on the day.
A number of residents enjoyed the ceremony. Brock House resident, Erik, thought PCH deserved the nomination for its work in the community. He said: “PCH has helped us a lot with the men’s shed. It kept us going and made us social.
“With the pandemic we’ve had, a lot of people haven’t seen each other, so it’s nice that there were still things happening to keep the community together.”
Communities Manager, Alice Potter said: “It’s absolutely amazing that we’ve made the nationals this year. It’s a really tough competition; this puts us in the top 6 for the country, and I could not be prouder of all the team who put work into our PCH Connect program."
“I’m just so proud of all the teams involved who have helped us make the shortlist", said Head of Communities and Supported Housing, Helen Ryan.
“My congratulations to the winners, obviously we’re slightly disappointed we didn’t get the very top prize but I’m incredibly proud to have made the shortlist.
"It's a massive achievement."