Hackney Homes manager wins national housing award

The achievements of the unsung heroes of the social housing world were recognised at the Housing Heroes awards ceremony in Manchester on Monday 24 June, hosted by BBC Breakfast presenter Naga Munchetty.

Hackney Homes Support Service Manager, Jennifer Amos was announced the winner of the Inspirational Mentor category, beating stiff competition from around the country.

Working with young apprentices from a number of trades, Jennifer continues to mentor and inspire. Encouraging the students throughout the course of their apprenticeship; she goes over and above what is expected of her.

More than 700 guests gathered for the award celebrations organised by Inside Housing magazine and the Chartered Institute of Housing in the Exchange Hall, Manchester Central.

Rupert Tyson MBE, Chair, Hackney Homes Board
Chair of Hackney Homes Board, Rupert Tyson said: “We are really pleased that Jennifer has been recognised in this way. The work that she does continues to inspire the next generation and help many of our young residents and employees make a difference to local people.”
Rupert Tyson MBE, Chair, Hackney Homes Board

Stuart Macdonald, Editor of Inside Housing, said: 'Each year the Housing Heroes Awards go from strength to strength and this is entirely due to the fact that the standard of the entries keeps getting higher. Housing professionals can be justifiably proud of everything they have achieved in the past 12 months. I never cease to be amazed at the fantastic work which is done, despite the difficult economic backdrop. We had more than 200 entries this year and it was tough selecting a shortlist, never mind choosing a winner. Congratulations to everyone who entered.'

The 2013 Housing Heroes Awards were sponsored by Amicus Horizon, Network Housing Group, Places for People, Regenda Group, Sovini and the Wheatley Group.