Warrington Housing Association is delighted that our very own hero, volunteer and resident, Bernard Whitley, has been shortlisted for a national Housing Heroes award.
Bernard, who has been a resident for 7 years, and a board member at Warrington Housing Association for 4 years, has been nominated in the category for Tenant Lifetime Contribution.
As well as his service on the board, he also volunteers for the housing association’s LifeTime service, which supports people aged 50 and over to stay fit, active and connected, and he supports other residents where he lives at Lowry Close in Warrington with DIY projects, taking others shopping and for trips out, as well as organising a Christmas party for around 40 people in his building each year.
Bernard, who is married to Margaret and has two children and four grandchildren, said: “I feel very overwhelmed to be shortlisted for this award. It’s such a privilege – I never think about how much I do, you just do it, don’t you! It is important to help people out.”
The Housing Heroes Awards, which are jointly organised by Inside Housing and the Chartered Institute of Housing, will be held at Manchester Central on Monday, June 24.
David Cummins, chief executive of Warrington Housing Association, said: “The Housing Heroes Awards recognise the people that make housing great, and Bernard is certainly one of those people. He is most definitely a Warrington Housing Association hero, and we are delighted that he has been shortlisted for the award and that his hard work and dedication in helping people in Warrington live better lives is being recognised.”