Social housing group is shortlisted for award


Social housing provider Aragon Housing Association is celebrating after being shortlisted for an award.

A group of Aragon tenants have made it to the final of the Tenant Participation Advisory Service Central awards which celebrate the achievements of those that have made a significant impact in their communities.

The ROAR (Residents of Aragon Roadshow) has been nominated for the Excellence in Equality and Diversity award.

Aragon’s head of customer service and resident involvement Steve Hill said: “It is fantastic that our ROAR group is being recognised for all the time and effort they put in.

“Their enthusiasm, commitment and dedication has paid off and this goes to show that our resident involvement team here at Aragon are helping our customers and the greater community.”

ROAR is a diverse inter-generational project that works with all ages, genders and cultures. It reaches out to local communities to address issues and creates opportunities for all.

ROAR is involved with projects such as the Older People’s Festival, Colours of the Rainbow young person’s LGBT Group (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transsexual), Rotary Wheelchair Challenge and Mind the Gap mental health social network initiative.

The roadshow engages with families, organisations and the wider community to give support, advice, information through activity based sessions.  

The TPAS Central Awards final is being held on March 6 at St John’s Hotel, Solihull, Birmingham. Winners will go on to the national finals.

The awards showcase the compelling and inspirational stories of success of tenants, landlords and contractors working together. They celebrate the people, ideas and organisations that shape tenant involvement work of tomorrow.