Top award for Hackney resident

Bianca Dorsett

Young Hackney Homes resident, Bianca Dorsett was celebrating after winning the ‘Most Outstanding Resident’ – under 25s category in the 2013 National Federation of ALMOs (NFA) awards.

For the seventh year running, the NFA Awards continues to recognise the achievements of ALMOs (arm’s length management organisation) and rewards individuals, projects and teams who make a significant difference to their local community.

Almost 200 individuals came together for the ceremony at the Midland Hotel, Manchester on Tuesday 9 July.

Out of the 110 finalists across the eight categories, Bianca’s devotion to improving her local community was notably recognised.

Bianca, who is an active member of her local community, works through Hackney Homes Youth Engagement Project (YEP) and Youth Active Residents Group to improve relationship between young tenants and the community.

Rupert Tyson MBE, Chair, Hackney Homes Board
This is a fantastic achievement for Bianca and for Hackney. It’s great to see young people take pride in their community and make a significant contribution to the lives of their local neighbours.
Rupert Tyson MBE, Chair, Hackney Homes Board

Sue Roberts MBE, Chair of the NFA, said: “Once again this year’s entries continue to demonstrate that ALMOs are rising to the challenge despite difficult economic conditions and political pressures.“