Govan Housing Association’s Community Inclusion Officer Ryan Davidson was named Tenant Participation Champion at the Tenant Information Service’s National Excellence Awards this month.
The award recognises Ryan’s contributions to the Association and the wider community in Govan through his establishing and leading of the Community Inclusion Programme, which sees the Association offer a variety of community developments projects that includes; breakfast clubs, women’s groups, a digital inclusion programme, men’s groups, a walking group and much more.
Ryan Davidson, Community Inclusion Officer said ““It was great to be part of the evening alongside some fantastic nominees in the category, all of which I’m sure are equally as deserving of the award. It is great to get national recognition for the work our team is doing in Govan with our tenants and the wider community. I’m very lucky to work in a team with two incredibly passionate and committed people who have helped develop our programme and continue to support tenants with a diverse range of issues.
Our Community Inclusion Team has a reputation for good, strong community led projects and is one of the leaders in partnership development and community engagement in the local area. Over the 3 years Ryan has been in post, we have significantly improved community capacity building through funding resources, increasing our staff team and supporting small third sector and social enterprises to integrate into the community and sustain themselves.
Thomas McArthur, Chairperson of Govan Housing Association added “I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to Ryan, the Community Inclusion Team and the frontline staff of the Association and thank them all for the excellent work they do daily for the Govan community. This is an award that they should be extremely proud of.”
Fiona McTaggart, Chief Executive of Govan Housing Association added “I feel that this will be the first of many awards that our Community Inclusion Team will win over the years to come. This latest one is welcome recognition for the passion and expertise that Govan Housing Association staff bring to their jobs every day and their dedication to ‘Moving Govan Forward’.