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HousingNet | Monday 8th December 2014
The 8th annual Promoting Independence Awards (PIAs) recently celebrated the excellent work being carried out to help marginalised and at-risk people in Wales to live as independently as they can, and build a brighter future after a crisis or stressful period in their lives.
A joint event by Cymorth Cymru and Welsh Local Authorities, the PIAs recognise innovation and excellence in the homelessness, housing-related support and supported living sector, and offer an opportunity to reward the hard work and dedication of the organisations and individuals involved.

This year the awards attracted more than 70 nominations, demonstrating the wide range of services that are available to support people who are marginalised, isolated or experiencing housing crisis. A particularly high number of entries in the ‘Working in Partnership’ category highlighted a growing appetite in Wales for collaborative and co-productive methods of working.

This year’s winners are:

1. Working in Partnership
Cyrenians’ ReTreat Project

2. Investing in Staff
Clwyd Alyn Housing Association – Chirk Court Care Home

3. Homelessness Prevention
Rhondda Cynon Taff CBC Specialist Housing Solution service for offenders

4. Involvement and Engagement
Rhondda Housing Association’s Find Your Future project

5. Supported Living and Care
Dimensions Cymru

6. Trailblazer
Calon’s Residential Leasing Project

7. Employment, Training and Skills
Cyrenians Employment & Training Ltd

8. Innovation in Technology
Mirus

9. Empowering Survivors
Monmouthshire Women’s Aid (WAIMON)

10. Top Team
Clwyd Alyn Housing Association - Plas Bod Llwyd Care Home

11. Personal Achievement
Lisa Pritchard, supported by Cadwyn

12. Inspirational Colleague
Jonathan ‘Ozzy’ Aldridge, The Wallich


Cymorth Director, Auriol Miller said ‘The Promoting Independence Awards are a great opportunity to celebrate all that has been achieved by the sector over the past year.

Despite many and considerable challenges, Cymorth’s members and partners have continued to work to develop new and better ways to help some of the most marginalised and at risk people in our communities to overcome barriers and fulfil their potential – and this is reflected in the quality of this year’s entries from over 40 organisations.

It was a privilege to host the ceremony and reward the passion and dedication demonstrated by all the nominees and winners.’
Cymorth and Welsh local authorities would like to congratulate all of the winners, and the many nominees.
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