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Sanctuary in line for award to recognise frontline heroes

26 June 2020
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Sanctuary Housing has been shortlisted for a top award in recognition of the efforts made by staff, residents and volunteers during the coronavirus pandemic.

The national housing provider has been nominated in the Teams category of the Housing Quality Network’s Frontline Stars Award.

The HQN has launched the awards to shine a spotlight on frontline workers, volunteers, residents and other members of the housing community who have gone the extra mile to make a difference to people’s lives during the Covid-19 crisis.

Sanctuary Housing has worked tirelessly in recent months to ensure residents have everything they need at this time.

More than 12,000 wellbeing and support calls have been made to residents, providing them with a friendly voice to speak to as well as signposting them to additional support if required.

An emergency food parcel service has also seen around 150 deliveries made to those in need of urgent supplies.

In addition, funding has been provided to a host of projects around the country including a Paignton community café which has been delivering vital food items to local people in need.

A children’s centre in Banbury has also been supported to distribute activity packs for local children containing items such as crayons and colouring books.

Daren Nowlan, Sanctuary’s Operations Director – Housing Services, said: “I am so proud of everything we have done to help our residents during what has been an extremely challenging time and this nomination is testament to that.

“Our staff have consistently gone above and beyond in their jobs to make sure people have access to food and support and I know it has been greatly appreciated.”

The winner of the award will be announced at the HQN’s annual conference next month and voting is open until July 3.

Here are more examples of how Sanctuary is supporting its residents and communities.