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Empty Homes Innovation Award 2018

December 6, 2018

Sponsorship of this year’s Innovation Award was provided by E.ON Empty Home Solutions, along with the sponsorship of the Awards Ceremony. Perhaps it’s a shame that this barred them from nominating themselves for the Award because, as innovation goes, a giant energy company involving itself in the gritty work of bringing empty homes back into use is certainly up there with the most original initiatives we’ve seen. The outcomes of the partnerships being forged between the E.ON empty homes team and local authorities will be awaited with great interest. But we can already say for certain that never previously have...

Empty Homes Partnership Award - #2

November 19, 2018

Following on from Friday’s news item, here is the other winning submission for the 2018 Partnership Award. It comes from...

Empty Homes Partnership Award - #1

November 16, 2018

This Award was relaunched in 2018 with the very welcome support of Cromwood Social, represented by Abdus Saleh at October's...

Empty Homes Practitioner of theYear #2 - Lorna Frost

November 8, 2018

Today’s piece will recognize the achievement of the joint winner of the Empty Homes Practitioner of the Year Award 2018, Lorna Frost, Environmental Health Officer, at the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. The nomination for her award came from her manager, David North, Empty Homes and Loans Manager for the council, who gives the fascinating details of the case in question below. During Empty Homes Week, the local newspaper ran a feature article about the property and the work of the empty homes team . But it is worth recording that, although Lorna won her award for a particularly...

Empty Homes Awards deadlines extended

October 2, 2018

We don't feel we have had enough submissions in 3 of our Empty Homes Awards Categories, and so we are extending the deadline for these for another week, until 2359 on Tuesday, 9th October. The three Awards categories we are holding open are: Innovation Award – sponsored by E.ON Practitioner of the Year Award – sponsored by Kent No Use Empty 'Rising Star' Award – sponsored by Orbis Protect It seems that modesty prevails. Don't be shy - your work is more valuable than you may think. For details of how to apply, please see our story E.ON launches Empty...