Photo of Phoenix Community Housing's Roots into Work programme

Community projects are finalists in national awards

Updated: 27 January 2020 at 14:32pm

Our lottery-funded restoration of the Fellowship Inn and our Digital Skills for Work programme have both been shortlisted in the Tpas Awards.

The restoration of the Fellowship involved thousands of people giving their views, taking part in arts projects and activities, and being involved with the multimillion pound restoration of a community venue at the heart of our homes. Digital Skills for Work, meanwhile, saw us work to help jobseekers gain the digital skills that will help them thrive in the workplace.

Phoenix Chair Anne McGurk is also shortlisted in the Tenant of the Year category, highlighting the important role involved residents play at every level of the organisation and the impact and power of resident leadership.

Run by Tpas, the specialists in helping residents and landlords work better together, the Tpas Awards celebrate examples that show how residents and housing providers can achieve more together.

The restoration of the Fellowship Inn has been shortlisted for the ‘Excellence in Community Action’ award, while our Digital Skills for Work project – led by Phoenix and supported by Lewisham Homes and the London Borough of Lewisham – is a finalist in the ‘Excellence in Employment, Skills and Training’ award.

The Digital Skills for Work project has seen success previously, when long-term Phoenix volunteer and Digital Champion John Thompson won a Digital Unite award, while the restoration of the Fellowship was a finalist in the 24housing Awards.

The winners will be announced at an event in Manchester on Friday 27 March.