ARCH would like to draw ARCH member councils' attention to the
Awards, which are organised by the Chartered Institute of
Housing and Inside Housing each year.
ARCH is keen to ensure that councils are well represented in the
awards and the organisers are particularly interested in promoting
entries to the council of the year category.
The organisers are looking for local authorities that have used
their strategic role to provide leadership, facilitate housing
development and meet local housing need. Entrants don't necessarily
have to have delivered new homes directly, or to manage stock
themselves. Judges are looking for evidence of councils working
closely with partners and joining up their housing offer with other
services, for the benefit of residents and are looking for entries
- Summarise local housing need and how the council has
- Provide detail of how you have worked closely with partners to
provide local leadership and to drive forward a committed approach
to meeting housing need in your area
- Show how your housing offer links effectively with other
services to the demonstrable benefit of your communities
- Provide evidence/measures of success, ideally with contextual
data (sector averages etc).
- Why has the past year been particularly outstanding? (This
should be linked to performance and objectives, rather than a
milestone such as an anniversary.)
Councils are also eligible for most other categories too,
including landlord of the year, DLO of the year, homebuilder of the
year, digital landlord, campaign, resident training and employment
award, innovator of the year and inclusivity pioneer.
All too often entries for the UK Housing Awards are dominated by
the Private Registered Providers and ALMO sectors and it is
important that councils demonstrate the excellent work done by
local councils and the stock retained sector in particular.
It is easy to enter; all member councils need to do is decide
which category they want to enter and then click
here to enter.
The deadline is 29 November 2018 and the ceremony takes place on
1 May 2019 at the Grosvenor, Park Lane.