Social Housing Volunteer Awards Now Open

Nominations to recognise outstanding social housing tenants in the Frances Penington and Molly Hadfield Awards are now open.

Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing Martin Foley today called for nominations to help recognise public and community housing tenants who have contributed to their community by working as volunteers.

The awards acknowledge tenants who work as volunteers with a community group, agency or charity or who have supported people in their local area. Last year, 30 tenants and six groups were nominated including a volunteer with more than 25 years of experience in advocating for public tenants.

Marlene McKay  received the Penington Award for her work as Secretary and occasional chair of the Park Towers Housing Tenants Association where she developed material for her neighbourhood in different languages, and trained and mentored other tenant volunteers.

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