Congratulations to the Community Safety Team, Northwards Team of the Year 2020.
This small, but perfectly formed team, support some of Northwards most vulnerable tenants.
In the past 12 months they have advised on safeguarding cases involving children and adults.
They have supported staff dealing with victims of cuckooing (this is when drug dealers take over the home of a vulnerable person and use it for criminal activity), and helped people struggling to manage their home due to hoarding.
Steve, one of our keyworkers, works with families. He supports parents who may be finding it difficult to keep children in school, or struggling with mental health issues.
Jenny and Rebecca work with tenants who hoard. They take to time to build relationships and trust so they can work with tenants to create a more comfortable home.
Jenny said: “It’s nice to see tenants being able to live better, seeing them happier and allowing visitors into their home again. It takes away the isolation."
If you are worried about a neighbour, you can always contact us and we can check on them to see if they need some extra help. Call 03000 123 123, and remember, if there is any immediate danger, always call the emergency services first.
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for the Northwards Team of the Year 2020. The winners were revealed at our NorthAwards ceremony at the end of February.
Special thanks to Voicescape for sponsoring this award.