A CHP employee who was nominated by residents for a Tenant Participatory Advisory Service (TPAS) award has been ‘highly commended’ by independent judges.
CHP Resident Involvement Manager, Ray Canham, was entered into the Central region for the TPAS Tenant Involvement Officer of the Year category by residents, after demonstrating ‘real commitment to tenant empowerment and to improving the opportunities for involvement’.
Ray – who recently attended the awards ceremony held at St. John’s hotel in Birmingham - joined CHP in February 2009 and has helped establish a number of opportunities for residents’ to work with CHP to help influence and shape the services they receive.
“I’m delighted to have been highly commended by the judges as it shows how committed we are to involving residents in all that we do,” said Ray. “What makes it more special is that it was the residents’ who nominated me for the award and who wrote and submitted the application form.”
“Ray has a wealth of knowledge due to his previous role in supported housing,” added Chelmer Residents’ Forum Chair, Fiona Stirling.“His humour and commitment to improving services for CHP tenants - and his ability to engage with people of all backgrounds - has embedded resident involvement throughout the company.We’re very proud of Ray and what he has achieved in the short space of time he has been working with us and CHP.”
Michelle Reid, TPAS Chief Executive, said: “The standard of winners and shortlisted nominations continues to increase year-on-year. The people, teams and organisations nominated are making a huge difference to their communities.”
After competing against a number of resident involvement officers from across the UK, Ray was eventually victorious on the night after he won the first prize in the raffle – a night’s accommodation and dinner for two at the hotel where the awards ceremony was held.