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Hyde celebrates two leading ladies

Posted on 03 November 2016

Hyde is very proud to announce that two – one former, one current - Hyde residents have been shortlisted in the national Women in Housing Awards which take place today (3 November 2016). These awards promote the innovative contribution of women and celebrate women’s achievements across the housing sector.

Jackie Puddifoot has been shortlisted in the ‘Most Effective Woman Board member’ category – recognising her years of positive work volunteering on a number of different strategic committees. This has included chairing Hydewide Residents Eye and sitting on Group Housing Services Board. Jackie works tirelessly and determinedly to promote residents’ interests and to get the best she can for her fellow residents in key decisions.

Doris Hester has been shortlisted in the ‘Unsung Community Hero’ category. This nomination recognises the hugely positive impact made by Doris and her residents group in Islington, London. They organise activities to combat social disadvantage, isolation and exclusion amongst the most vulnerable in society, as well as building community cohesion. Despite no longer being a Hyde resident, Doris still dedicates a huge amount of time and energy to benefit the Hyde community in Islington.

Carol Carter, Group Director of Housing Services said “These ladies’ commitment is inspiring and in their different ways have improved the lives of many residents. Hyde is grateful to have such skilled and dedicated involved residents working in positive partnership with us and for the benefit of others.”

Regardless of the outcome of the awards, these shortlisted places provide an opportunity to recognise these residents who have contributed so much and made such a positive difference. We are very grateful to Mears Group for sponsoring our attendance at the awards today.