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Salix Homes shortlisted for UK Housing Awards 2015

20 February, 2015

Salix Homes has been shortlisted for two prestigious sector awards.

We have been named as a finalist in two categories of the UK Housing Awards 2015, which recognise outstanding work by housing providers to improve the lives of people in their communities.

We are in the running for the Outstanding Campaign of the Year title in recognition of our awareness campaign ahead of the transfer of homes from Salford Council to Salix Homes.

We are also one of the finalists in the Meeting Specialist Housing Needs category in honour of its efforts to improve conditions, facilities and community relations at Duchy Road Caravan Park.

Lee Sugden, our chief executive, said: "The UK Housing Awards are the most prestigious awards in the housing sector, so to be named as a finalist for not one, but two awards, is a fantastic achievement of which we are very proud.

"We are currently at a pivotal moment in the history of Salix Homes after our tenants voted to transfer ownership of their homes from Salford Council to us, so it's wonderful to be recognised for our achievements so far and it's a real credit to the hard work and commitment of everyone involved.

The awards, which are now in their 19th year, are organised by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) and Inside Housing magazine and this year attracted more than 250 entries from across the UK.

CIH interim chief executive Gavin Smart said: "The UK Housing Awards recognise the great work being done by housing professionals and organisations across the industry, but they also push us all to do better as a sector. We hope the achievements of our finalists will inspire others as they aim to provide the best possible services for residents and communities.

Emma Maier, editor of Inside Housing, added: "The quality of the entries rose again this year so even to get this far is an amazing achievement. In the face of some really stiff competition, Salix Homes has shown it is performing at the highest level - well done!

The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony in London on April 21. The awards are sponsored by Campbell Tickell, Capsticks, CHAS, Higgins, The Housing Contact, ISOS, Locality Solutions and NHBC. Salix Homes has been shortlisted for two prestigious sector awards.