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Derwent Living receives three nominations in tenant awards

Created on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
by Steve Atkin

Three is definitely the magic number for housing provider Derwent Living after being shortlisted for a trio of awards at this year’s Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) Central Awards.

The Derby-based organisation, which has been driving through a wide-ranging programme of improvement, is up for awards in digital engagement, co-regulation and tenant-led scrutiny at the ceremony which takes place in March.

Derwent Living customer Kulvinder Bhogal uses the website

Derwent Living customer Kulvinder Bhogal uses the website.

Resident involvement manager Mitch Allseybrook, said: “I’m thrilled that our hard work has been rewarded with these nominations. Our work on improving our digital offering has meant customers can keep in touch with us in many different ways.

“For instance, in the last 18 months we’ve launched a secure website where customers can manage their accounts and get involved, a mobile app for phones and tablets and our social media channels are engaging with more and more people.

“It isn’t just about new technology, though; people are very much at the heart of what we do. Our programme of co-regulation with our customers has been really successful.

“We’ve recently launched an independent panel which helps to resolve customer complaints and our resident scrutiny team which examines services has been bolstered by new members, all of whom have received specialist training.”

The Scrutiny Team have been busy reviewing services. They have been nominated for excellence in tenant scrutiny.

The Scrutiny Team have been busy reviewing services. They have been nominated for excellence in tenant scrutiny.

The TPAS Awards recognise tenants who go the extra mile, landlords and tenants working together and great ideas that show what can be achieved when people are truly involved with their housing provider.

The TPAS Central Awards final is being held on 7 March in Birmingham. The winners will go forward to a prestigious national final, which will be held later in the year, where they will compete against the winners of the Southern Finals and Northern Finalists.

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