Awards and recognition

We have achieved recognition and awards for the ground-breaking work carried out by our staff which we hope will continue in the future.


Exemplary Housing Professional Award – Women in Housing Awards 2016, Oona Goldsworthy.

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United Communities Chief Executive, Oona Goldsworthy was awarded the Exemplary Housing Professional Award at the 2016 Women in Housing Awards.  This award recognises an individual with clear professional and personal integrity, who demonstrates an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the housing sector, and whose input has a positive impact on the lives of women.


Winners – Community Achievement Award – 24 Housing Awards 2016

_CdBoCc3United Communities were awarded the Community Achievement Award for their More Than Just a Roof work. At the core of the organisation is the belief that a roof over your head is just the start, and that together with residents they can make the communities in which they work great places to live.

This award is confirmation that our approach is highly regarded by our peers.

Bristol Social Cohesion Challenge – WINNER

This accolade was awarded for our More Than a Just a Roof approach, that provides more than just a roof for tenants and offers residents opportunities to take responsibility for their own lives and communities. This approach builds resilient and sustainable communities and promotes residents as assets.

Building Excellence Awards 2015: Finalist in the Best High Volume New Housing Development.

Our certificate can be seen here 2015 LABC Finalist Gainsborough Sq.

South West Impact Awards 2014: Highly Commended.

We received special recognition in the Best Overall Impact Practice Category. “Where we feel our communities are doing things out of the ordinary, we enter them for awards to recognise their achievements and boost their confidence.”

Read more about the awards and our entry here.

Keep Britain Tidy: Neighbourhood Quality Mark Award 2010

Residents from Upper Horfield working with partners as part of the Pride of Place initiative have successfully achieved a Neighbourhood Quality Mark award following an inspection by Keep Britain Tidy.

The group, set up by BCHF as a way to bring residents and partners together to improve cleaner, safer and greener standards in the neighbourhood has been working hard over the past eighteen months to ensure services in the area are effective and can respond to local demands.  It secured a financial contribution from Bristol City Council in 2008 to apply for the award and has been working on a local Neighbourhood Action Plan for Upper Horfield since then.

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