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Housing Officer awarded by Devon and Cornwall Police

30 September 2014

A housing officer from Sanctuary Housing has won a prestigious award for his hard work and dedication displayed within Plymouth.

The HQ Awards & Recognition ceremony, hosted by Devon and Cornwall Police, acknowledged neighbourhood heroes who help to build safer communities.

The annual awards ceremony recognised the commitment and support throughout Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, with Sanctuary’s shining recognition being the only honour presented outside the force.

Award winner, Geoff Anderson

Seventeen awards in total were presented, with Geoff Anderson, Sanctuary’s housing officer in Plymouth, proudly accepting the Superintendent’s honour in ‘Excellence in Offender Management’.

Geoff, who has worked at the national housing provider for over five years, commented: “I was delighted to be nominated, let alone to win the award – I’m thrilled the links I hold in the neighbourhood support in such a substantial way.

“In a bid to support Plymouth, I liaise with the police, local authorities, third parties and residents on a daily basis and it’s very rewarding to be acknowledged for my efforts.”

Detective Sergeant Jim Endean added: “Geoff has done a great job of making his community safer and truly deserved this award. I have seen him step forward to take on difficult issues. He genuinely cares about the welfare of his community and is a real credit to Sanctuary Housing.”

Sanctuary’s area manager, Lisa Hogg, continued: “Well done Geoff. Everyone in the team is very proud, and our thanks go to Devon and Cornwall Police for acknowledging his hard work and continuous commitment in such a rewarding way.”

Sanctuary in the South West

Sanctuary has over 11,000 properties in the South West. They include general rented, retirement living and homeownership.


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