Housing 21's housing heroes

Housing 21 is delighted to be shortlisted for one of the Housing Heroes awards. The awards, organised by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing, recognises the unsung heroes of the social housing sector.

Housing 21 put forward our Get Digital Project Team for the category of Tenant Empowerment Team of the Year.

Our project team, which consists of Housing 21 staff and tenants, has been helping our sheltered and extra care courts apply for government funding for communal IT equipment, training and support.

Overall 13 schemes in two phases received funding averaging £5,000. In phase 1, Housing 21 was one of the most successful bodies to apply for this money with just under 10% of the total number of successful applications.

On average about 10-15 people at each court now use the computers and surf the web.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in London on 20 May.