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The first publication to address housing issues in Wales since devolution has been published by the Chartered Insti...
The first publication to address housing issues in Wales since devolution has been published by the Chartered Institute of Housing.

'Housing In Wales - the Policy Agenda in an Era of Devolution' analyses the key housing issues in Wales, reflects upon the transformation of the political framework as a consequence of devolution, and considers how future housing policy will be implemented as a result.

The book sets out a historical background about housing stock, investment and planning and then addresses home-ownership and social housing. The authors go some considerable way to setting out a housing policy agenda for Wales.

The book is priced at£20.00 plus postage and packaging. For further information and to order your copy please contact Claire Jenkins on 02476 85 1720 or e-mail

National Housing Awards

The winners of the National Housing Awards 2000 will be announced on 20 October 2000 at The Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London.

The shortlisted candidates are listed below:

Best Funding Solution

Sponsor: Orbit Housing Association


- Brent Council Housing Services, Middlesex

- Braintree Housing Partnership, Essex

- Family Housing Group, London

- New Charter Housing Trust Group, Kent

Best New Development

Sponsor: Spelthorne Housing Association


- Going for Gold Project, London Borough of Hackney

- Carrick Hill, Housing Executive, Belfast

- Millennium Mews, Riverside HA, Liverpool

- Powerhouse Foyer, Riverside HA, Liverpool

Best Regeneration Scheme

Sponsor: Dexia Municipal


- Carr-Gomm Society Ltd, London

- Community HA

- Manchester Methodist HA, Salford

- North Lanarkshire Council

Good Practice in Tackling Social Exclusion

Sponsor: Housing Corporation


- Allerton Employment Outreach, Bradford MDC

- Pathways Project, Grosvenor HA, Merseyside

- NEAT Centre Project, London Borough of Hackney

Good Practice in Resident Involvement

Sponsor: Eden Brown


- Youth Empowerment Strategy, London Borough of Hackney

- AvenQuest Homes, Lancashire

- Residents' Online Project, London & Quadrant HA

- Tenant Participation Framework, Vale Royal Borough Council

Good Practice in Housing Management/Maintenance

Sponsor: Octavia Hill


- Proactive Repairs' Service, Bradford MDC

- Mutual Exchange Event, New Islington and Hackney HA

- Tenants' Home Contents Insurance Scheme, Liverpool City Council

Good Practice in Working with Other Professions

Sponsor: Saffron (formerly Rebus)


- Security & Letting Scheme, Bradford MDC

- Elmbridge Housing Trust

- Junior Single Regeneration Budget, Birmingham City Council

- Digital Learning Ring, Peabody Trust

Good Practice in Equal Opportunities

Sponsor: Hays Montrose and Hays Accountancy Personnel


- Brent Council Housing Services, Middlesex

- Neighbourhood & Housing Services, Bristol City Council

- Hanover HA, Middlesex

Housing Campaign of the Year

Sponsor: Inside Housing


- Homebuy Marketing Partnership, Boleyn & Forest Housing Society Ltd

- Open Door Direct Debit Draw, Cambridge City Council

- Annual Report, South Norfolk Council

- Benefit Uptake Campaign, West Lothian Council

Outstanding Achievement in Social Housing (England)

Sponsor: DETR


- Black Country Housing & Community Services Group, West Midlands

- B & N Housing, West Yorkshire

- Knowsley Borough Council

Outstanding Achievement in Social Housing (Wales)

Sponsor: The National Assembly for Wales


- Glamorgan and Gwent HA & Wales and West HA

Outstanding Achievement in Social Housing (Scotland)

Sponsor: Scottish Executive


- Angus Council

- City of Edinburgh Council

- Home Link Project, Glasgow

Outstanding Achievement in Social Housing (N Ireland)

Sponsor: Department of Environment for Northern Ireland


- Estate Warden service, Bangor

- Beechmount Energy & Environmental Project, Belfast

- Carrickfergus Community Mediation Service,

Outstanding Achievement in Social Housing (Overall UK)

Sponsor: Chartered Institute of Housing

All the winners in each category are automatically entered for the above


To attend the housing 'Oscars' presentation lunch at the Hilton Hotel, Park

Lane, London, on 20th October, call Stephanie Green on 02476 230 333

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