Category Four

Gas Safety in Social Housing

Sponsor: The Gas Safety Trust

Winner: Places for People – Property Maintenance

The company identified properties meeting a set criteria as priorities for important gas safety improvements including upgrades to new, safer, energy efficient heating systems.  The work carried out on the Cowpen Key (pronounced Coo-pen) estate in Northumberland has acted as a successful model to continue the roll out of the initiative to similar properties on estates elsewhere in the country.  The judges considered this to a valuable contribution to gas safety for vulnerable residents with benefits of reduced heating running time, instant hot water and reduced costs.