Hackney resident announced as a named finalist for national housing awards

Hackney Homes resident Bianca Dorsett

Hackney Homes young resident Bianca Dorsett has been shortlisted in the 2013 National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) Awards. Her ability to go 'above and beyond' to help new neighbours was recognised and won her a finalist place in the Most Outstanding Resident category.

The NFA Awards were devised to recognise the initiative, hard work and achievements of individual tenants, resident groups, Board and staff members in improving the lives of neighbours and the communities in which they live and work. Finalists were chosen from more than 110 entries across eight categories.

Bianca is someone who desperately wants Hackney to be a better place and has delivered many projects on her estate, through Hackney Homes youth engagement project. She led the Hackney Council Service consultation linked with Hackney Youth Parliament for to the riots research, and is now a key member of the Hackney Homes Youth Active Residents Group, representing young people who are involved in the running of the organisation.

Rupert Tyson MBE, Chair, Hackney Homes Board
It is wonderful that Bianca Dorsett has been recognised. There are many inspirational residents across Hackney who are doing great things for the local community and it’s great that the NFA awards allows us to highlight their achievements.
Rupert Tyson MBE, Chair, Hackney Homes Board

Sue Roberts MBE, NFA Chair, said: “The ALMO sector’s commitment to being dynamic and innovative was certainly apparent in the outstanding entries we received for this year’s awards. By continuously striving for forward thinking ways of working, ALMOs are leading the way in terms of both high quality service and resident involvement”.

The winners of the 2013 NFA Awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Midland Hotel, Manchester on Tuesday 9 July.