Thames Valley Housing wins gold for community commitment

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Thames Valley Housing has won the gold Love Your Community quality mark.

TVH were one of six organisations to receive the quality mark which was announced on the same day as the National Corporate Responsibility Awards on Friday 6th March.

The Love Your Community quality mark was developed by the Community Development Foundation (CDF) to recognise organisations that have shown real commitment to engaging with local communities. Thames Valley Housing received a gold award for engaging with communities at all stages of the business cycle.

Each submission was carefully reviewed by a panel of experts from the community, business and commissioning sectors. They said, “We were impressed by the depth of commitment demonstrated by the applicants to delivering social and economic value to their communities. In many cases, this went well beyond just doing ‘business as usual’. It was also encouraging to see that applicants were seeing their community engagement work as an on-going process of continuous improvement”.

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If you would like any more information about Thames Valley Housing, please ring Bradley Armstrong on 020 8607 0603 or email him:  Bradley_armstrong@tvha.co.uk

You can also visit www.tvha.co.uk or follow us on Twitter @ThamesValleyHA

Notes to Editors:

About Love Your Community

CDF knows that organisations can contribute to community life in a whole range of different ways and that this is not always recognised or acknowledged. The Love Your Community quality mark has been developed to help such organisations better demonstrate their positive impact on the community and stand out from the competition. It indicates that an organisation has a track record of working successfully in communities and has made meaningful and sustainable contributions to the quality of life for individuals and the wider community.

For further information contact: Alison Seabrooke on: 07921 032148 or email Alison.seabrooke@cdf.org.uk

About the winners:

Breyer Group is a construction and repair group covering London and the SE of England

Turney Wylde Construction Ltd is a privately owned contracting and development company based in the North East of England

Globechain is a small and newly established business with an online platform that enables the re-use of materials that would otherwise end up in the waste stream

Harris + Hoole is a rapidly expanding chain of coffee shops, opening 45 stores in 2014

Total Swimming is a private sector swimming business which delivers programmes and events that seek to involve people in swimming

 

Thames Valley Housing is based in Twickenham, West London and delivers housing for a wide range of people. Founded in 1966, the association manages and administers over 14,500 properties in London, Middlesex, Berkshire, Surrey, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Wiltshire and Sussex. Thames Valley Housing aims to meet the aspirations of all our customers and residents, helping them to get the home they want or need at the outset, providing further opportunities to move or buy later should they wish.  It provides affordable rented homes, HomeBuy, market rent and key worker accommodation, including the staff accommodation for eight NHS Trusts.

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