Supported housing scheme shortlisted for second prestigious award

October 22, 2021

An apartment block in Grimsby and leased to Golden Lane Housing (GLH) has been shortlisted for a second national award.

Cordage View has been shortlisted for the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Northern Awards – Working in Partnership Award. The nomination commended the project for its innovative thinking, ability to overcome significant challenges, and incredible partnership working by multiple organisations. Earlier this year, the scheme was also shortlisted for an Inside Housing award for development.

Partners involved in the project included North East Lincolnshire Council, J C Pomfret Construction Ltd, NHS services, and care provider, Living Ambitions.

A £650,000 Department of Health grant was also obtained to enable installation of technology to support independent living, meaning there are resources in place which can meet any additional needs individual tenants may have.

Abdul Latif, director of development at GLH, said: “We are proud that Cordage View has been recognised by two of the biggest organisations in the UK’s housing sector. The project is a brilliant example of how collaboration between partners and innovative thinking can provide accessible and high-quality housing solutions for people with learning disabilities. We also worked hard to overcome additional challenges brought up by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“At GLH, our mission is to help people with a learning disability find a quality home around which they can build their lives, and so being able to work alongside partners who believe in this as much as we do, has been fantastic. All of the hard work has paid off, as most importantly, 15 tenants have settled into living in the apartments, and they are all happy with their homes.”

The award winner will be announced mid-November.