The inspiring work of our 2023-24 Community Award winners

We recognise the hard work and dedication of our local communities.
Aaliyah, Musa and Leo with their prizes.
Aaliyah, Musa and Leo with their prizes.
As part of our three-year Community Investment plan, we host the Community Awards each year to celebrate the hard work and positive difference our customers make towards their communities.

The 2023-24 shortlisted finalists were judged by a panel of A2Dominion staff, including Ian Wardle, Chief Executive Officer, who chose the stand-out winners from over 30 inspiring nominations.

Meet the winners.

Good Neighbour Award – Lisa Fielding from Spelthorne

The Good Neighbour Award was presented to Lisa Fielding for her inspiring efforts throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lisa provided the community with social support, offering an ear to those who needed one and organised socially distanced events to keep morale up.

Tragically, Lisa recently passed away, and her community wanted to remember her dedication and asked that she receive the award as a way to show their appreciation for her work. We have also awarded the community £100 in honour of her memory.

Specialist Housing Champion Award – Leo Vaughan from Berkshire

We’ve presented the Specialist Housing Champion Award to Leo Vaughan for his work at Audrey Needham House, combatting isolation in male residents.

He recognised the need for a Buddy Club to offer support for those living alone in the area and to support one another going through difficult times. Although he has since taken a step back from running the club, Leo has set a strong foundation for the community.

Leo was nominated by Julie Maidment and Bruce Ingersent who recognised Leo’s hard work in establishing the Buddy Club.

We have also awarded him with £500 to fund ongoing and future Buddy Club activities.

Young Heroine and Hero Award – Aaliyah Ali from Tower Hamlets and Musa Gumaneh Singhateh from Tottenham

The judges found this category the hardest to narrow down due to the countless efforts of our young residents. Therefore, the award was presented to two inspiring people.

Aaliyah Ali, 16, from Tower Hamlets, was presented with this award for the great work she has done in our Gunwharf estate. She has helped to organise various events within the community and has motivated residents to come together to build a sense of unity.

Musa Gumaneh Singhateh, 14, from Tottenham, was also given the award but for his support in the local Jellot Youth Football Club. Musa was nominated by Errol Grant, Director and FA Coach of the club, as he recognised Musa’s dedication to his community and in particular his great leadership skills.

Following this award, they were both presented with the Overall Community Hero Award and a £300 bursary each to go towards their studies.

Jo Evans, Director of Repairs and Maintenance and one of our judges, said: “The Community Awards showcase the inspiring work that our residents are doing within their communities and is a way for us to thank them for their support.

“Congratulations to everyone that was nominated for this year’s awards and to the incredible individuals that won.”