Resident Awards 2019

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A big thank you to every resident who attended the awards ceremony and made the atmosphere so warm and welcoming.

The winners are...

Daniel Rose - Good Neighbour Award

Daniel Rose - Shoeburyness

  • Daniel is always helping his neighbours. He contributes to making the community better, and he also actively participates as a member of the FER. He cares about others and how things are going in the community. Daniel makes a big difference to the neighbourhood.

Phil Little - Creativity and Innovation Award

Phil Little - Southend-On-Sea

Phil is very good and volunteers his time and effort to take over the creativity of the communal gardens. He works hard and always makes the area look beautiful. He is a brilliant neighbour to have in the block.

Karl Smith - Making A Difference Award

Karl Smith - Southend-On-Sea

  • Karl nearly lost an arm saving a resident’s life. He showed care and bravery as he heard the resident scream as she was being attacked by someone who was armed with a meat cleaver. The victim had already been cut and the attacker had dragged the resident across their balcony and was about to go for their throat when Karl jumped over the fence and pushed the attacker away. In the struggle Karl was struck twice and the meat cleaver went deep into his arm. Residents believe that if it wasn't for Karl's bravery the victim would not be alive today.

Lorraine Shearer & Eileen Newth - Staff Member Of The Year

Lorraine Shearer & Eileen Newth
Supported Housing & Care

  • Lorraine and Eileen are always kind, supportive, helpful and caring towards the residents that they work with. There is no job that is too big or too small for them. Lorraine makes the residents feel special and even puts parties on for their birthdays. Eileen is always there to help Lorraine and residents really enjoy living there. Lorraine cooks for residents, takes them shopping or to the hairdressers and supports their family members.

Paul Richards - EBS Rep Of The Year

Paul Richards - South Ockendon

Paul cares about the place he lives and became Estate Block Rep last September. He regularly updates the Market Rent Team with any issues in the block and reports communal repairs. Recently the block has suffered from local youths loitering around.  Paul, along with another resident, have patrolled the building checking that all communal doors are shut and reporting issues to the Police.  He updates other residents via their What's App group, keeping them and Estuary Housing Association informed.

Chloe Read, Diane Morgan & Victoria Young - Youth Volunteer Of The Year

Chloe Read - Triple T

  • Chloe always helps people out and gives them good advice if they are stuck. She always checks that every young person is doing ok and if she sees someone doing a bad thing Chloe tells them how to play nicely without telling them off. Chloe volunteers her spare time to assist the youth leaders and get involved with the activities for the young people.

Diane Morgan - Triple T

  • Diane is kind, funny and caring. She helps the young people in the group if they get upset. One young person said 'Diane sits with me and makes me smile when someone calls me horrible names'. She volunteers their spare time to assist the youth leaders and get involved with the activities for the young people.

Victoria Young - Triple T

  • Victoria is kind and always does things for other people without thinking of herself. She helps the young people if they are having any problems with peers or at home.  Victoria tells people how to play nicely but doesn't shout of tell them off. If she notices a young person on their own, she will play with them and help them feel included. Victoria volunteers their spare time to assist the youth leaders and get involved with the activities for the young people.

Anastasia Geikina - Young Person Of The Year

Anastaia Geikina

  • Anastasia is always nice to other people at the club. She is confident and looks after other people when they are sad. She helped another young person get through a tough time when her family had to re-home their dog. She also helped another young person get through a bad time when they found out their mum was unwell.

Karl Smith & Patricia Osborn - Resident Of The Year

Karl Smith - Southend-On-Sea

  • Karl nearly lost an arm saving a resident’s life. He showed care and bravery as he heard the resident scream as she was being attacked by someone who was armed with a meat cleaver. The victim had already been cut and the attacker had dragged the resident across their balcony and was about to go for their throat when Karl jumped over the fence and pushed the attacker away. In the struggle Karl was struck twice and the meat cleaver went deep into his arm. Residents believe that if it wasn't for Karl's bravery the victim would not be alive today.

Patricia Osborn - Rayleigh

  • Patricia supports her home by sitting on the panel that interviews new staff. She also helped in the interviewing of the new Assistant Director of Supported Housing and Care. She has recently attended workshops on safeguarding, carries out the role of quality checker and has become a ‘Dementia Friend’. She has put her time in to learning about Dementia and shared her knowledge with other members of the community (i.e. her hairdressers) in order to spread awareness.

Well Done

Well done to all of the winners and thank you to those who nominated and voted.
Here's to next year!

Photos from the event

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About The Award Categories

Good Neighbour Award 
A ‘good neighbour’ is someone who you think has done something to help improve their neighbour's lives within their community

Creativity and Innovation Award 
This award Is for a person or group who has come up with a new and inventive way of engaging or improving their local community.

Making a Difference Award 
As suggested by the title, someone who has truly made a difference somehow within their neighbourhood.

Staff Member of the Year – (For Estuary Residents only)
For a staff member who has provided excellent service and has gone above and beyond for a resident or community.

Paul Richards - EBS Rep of the Year
Awarded to a committed Estate Block Street representative who has spoken on behalf of the residents in their community to report communal issues and help to ensure a good service.

Youth Volunteer of the Year (new)
This award is for a person (Resident or non resident) who volunteers at a youth club or youth events and who truly invests their time in being a positive influence in the lives of our younger residents.

Young Person of the Year (new)
Awarded to a younger resident (under 21) who deserves to be recognised for making a difference to their neighbours or their local community. 

Resident of the Year
A resident who spends time carrying out activities that benefit our residents. The award recognises those empowering and inspirational individuals who use their insight, energy and positivity to make a difference. It is sponsored by the FER in honour of our Involved Residents who are sadly no longer with us.