For the second year running, Langley’s Care Team has been shortlisted for a Housing Heroes Award.
The ‘exceptional team’ was shortlisted for its ‘can-do attitude’ and commitment to improve the quality of life for hard-to-place individuals in the Criminal Justice system, including those with severe mental health issues, learning disabilities and physical care needs.
The Care Team has consistently advocated for people in prison who have completed their sentence but who have not been able to be released due to a lack of suitable accommodation being available in the community.
They were nominated for the ‘Support and Care Team of the Year’ category and were successfully shortlisted in April.
The small but dynamic team has brought in a number of innovations at Langley, including developing a ‘mood’ app for clients who struggle with face-to-face communication so that they can monitor and speak about their emotions via the app.
The Care Team has also been at the forefront of a new flagship care home project, which will enable Langley to offer specialist disabled-access accommodation for men coming from prison with disabilities.
The Housing Heroes Awards celebrates the ‘unsung’ heroes of the housing world who would ordinarily not be recognised by other housing awards. The awards are jointly organised by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing. They celebrate teams as varied as frontline teams to campaigning teams.
The awards ceremony will take place in Manchester on Monday 26th June. The ceremony kickstarts the Housing 2017 conference the following day, Europe’s largest housing event. Thousands of attendees will come together for the three-day conference to hear the latest developments on housing, policy and housing innovation.
The Housing Heroes Awards have run for a number of years. Previous winners of the Support and Care Team category include Housing Rights and the Weaver Vale Housing Trust.