Places for People has been awarded the ‘Gas Safety in Social Housing’ award at the annual National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) awards.
The Group’s Property Maintenance Division (PMD) was presented with its award at a luncheon hosted by NHIC President, Baroness Maddock in London on Thursday 12 November.
The award recognises the Group’s excellence in gas safety and commitment to customers, through the delivery of a pioneering pilot scheme to reduce fuel poverty.
Places for People provided customers involved in the scheme with high efficiency systems, new pipework, radiators and ‘A’ rated combination boilers. They were also appointed a Customer Liaison Officer to assist them throughout the process.
The programme successfully delivered enhanced safety, improved heating efficiency, lower running costs and a reduced number of call-outs.
Accepting the award, Ralph Middlemore, Property Maintenance Director at Places for People, said: “It’s always fantastic to receive recognition and we are very proud to receive this national award. As a social landlord, we are committed to delivering excellent customer service and it is great that this scheme has been able to provide direct benefits to our customers.
“The work carried out in the pilot scheme has been very well received and has provided a successful model for us to follow for the continued roll-out at similar properties in the country.”
Claire Heyes, CEO of the AGSM said: “Congratulations to Places for People – they are doing some good work and we are very pleased to see that this is being recognised with an Award.”