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Awards & Recognition

The Management Committee of Cernach Housing Association recognises the importance of external validation of what we do.

We are delighted in the last few years to have received the following awards and accreditation:

Investors In People Platinum

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Following a rigorous assessment that included lengthy interviews with every staff member in the Association, Cernach Housing Association now joins top organisations across the UK who have achieved the PLATINUM standard, Investors in People's highest accolade. This was awarded in April 2017 following involvement from a number of staff and our management committee.

This standard is only given to organisations who can demonstrate excellence in developing and supporting their staff and the Association needed to meet more than 165 evidence requirements standards that included new approaches to Business, leadership and people management.

The Association has been an Investors in People employer for the past 17 years and has previously worked from Bronze up to the prestigious Platinum.  Since then a lot of hard work has been carried out to drive the Association forward and considerable steps has been taken to develop and invest in our people, which has resulted in a positive change in the whole culture of the organisation. 

We have developed structures and processes enabling staff to thrive and enjoy the work that they do and in so doing also deliver the high quality service our customers deserve.  By developing our people, we continue to be a leading edge in our field and way ahead of our peers demonstrating new approaches to Business, leadership and people management.

Peter Russian, Chief Executive of Remarkable – the home of Investors in People in Scotland – said “Congratulations to Cernach Housing Association on their fantastic achievement in being awarded Investors in People Platinum. We are seeing a new generation of Investors in People organisations, to include Cernach Housing Association, who are setting even higher standards in how they lead, manage and work with their people. Cernach Housing Association’s commitment to their people should be an inspiration to organisations throughout Scotland”. 

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Positive About Disabled People 

Cernach Housing Association has been awarded the disability symbol accreditation for a further year from 2017.

The evidence provided and general embracing of the ethos of the symbol continues to meet the criteria of the five commitments. Use of the symbol is subject to continued adherence to the five commitments

RICS Award for Community Regeneration

The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the environment. They are open to everyone working in the property profession and celebrate the talents of surveyors, property developers, engineers, planners and architects.RICS

The awards are not purely based on the building that has been submitted; they are about the project as a whole.
The judges take into consideration the impact it has had on the community, how the end user feels about the scheme and what really makes it stand out from the rest.

Cernach Housing Association are justifiably proud in being selected as the Winner of the Urban Renewal Award for Kingsmore Gardens project in 1998. The Urban Renewal award recognises a project which has checked or reversed urban decay and directly benefited the community.

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