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Community stars get awards at conference

Elizabeth McClennan and Rebecca Gammon, both from Chorley, collect their awards from Progress Housing Groups Bernie Keenan

Elizabeth McClennan and Rebecca Gammon, both from Chorley, collect their awards from Progress Housing Groups Bernie Keenan

 

Two women have been recognised for going the extra mile to improve the areas where they live.

Rebecca Gammon and Elizabeth McClennan, both from Chorley, were named Resident Involvement Champions at Progress Housing Group’s Community Stars Awards.

They were among more than 300 delegates at Progress Housing Group’s tenant conference, held at the Blackpool Hilton Hotel for tenants, residents, staff, partner agencies and voluntary organisations from across Lancashire.

The Resident Involvement Champion award was presented to residents who have given up their time to help improve homes, communities and services.

Rebecca is heavily involved with Progress Care Housing Association, attending meetings regularly and helping with the Progress People newsletter.

She was voted by her peers to represent them on the Relationship And Citizenship Forum and is also a representative for the Voice For All.

Rebecca also volunteers at a nursery and at two cafes in Adlington and Leyland.

Elizabeth was also recognised for her involvement with Progress.

Her nomination states: “Elizabeth is actively involved with Progress Care Housing Association and is a pleasure to work with.

“She always brings a positive attitude and doesn’t let her disabilities stop her from getting involved.

“Elizabeth is a keen mystery shopper and gives PCHA a valuable insight on how tenants with sight impairments access our services.”

Both women were also nominated for the Good Neighbour award, but missed out on the double.

The conference had its own take on the Oscars and was themed “Behind The Scenes” to throw the spotlight on services provided by the housing group.

Jacqui De-Rose, chief executive of Progress Housing Group, said: “It’s always great to see so many of our residents attend and get involved.”

 

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