Who's your hero?

Now in their ninth year, our Making a Difference Awards celebrate our residents' community spirit, courage, enterprise and kindness - Wales & West Housing style.
This year, the ceremony will take place at the SSE Swalec Stadium, Cardiff, on Friday 3rd March 2017, where we’ll once again be joined by our finalists and event sponsors to celebrate the achievements of some very special individuals.
We'll be recognising the many deserving heroes in our communities at the ceremony. So look out for the winners and finalists!

The Categories

Steps to Success Award (New for 2016)
Getting back into employment, education and training can be a big step to take, so this award recognises those committed individuals who have started on their journey to success. Whether it’s starting up a business, gaining qualifications, volunteering or getting back into the workplace, these people have all shown determination to make their dreams a reality.

Community Project Award
This category is all about those individuals and groups who have started something special in their community to benefit those who live there. These projects often help others, bring people together and change the neighbourhood for the better.

Good Neighbour Award
This category celebrates the kindness of those special people whose small day to day actions make a big difference to the lives of their neighbours. From lending a helping hand or a listening ear, these warm hearted individuals go out of their way to help others who live near.

Going Green Award (New for 2016)
This award category recognises green fingered residents who have made a real difference to their environment. From growing beautiful floral displays to recycling and reusing goods in the garden, or even producing fruit and veg for others to enjoy, these residents lead the way when it comes to going green.

Fresh Start Award
Life can be full of ups and downs, so this award recognises those brave people who have made it through tough times and turned things around for the better. From overcoming illness, confronting personal issues or supporting their family through difficult times, these extraordinary individuals set an example to us all.

Local Hero
Our local heroes strive to make their community a better place or help others less fortunate than themselves. From running community groups, tackling local issues and raising money for charity - these selfless individuals dedicate their time and efforts to making a difference.

Rising Star Award
Especially for those aged 25 under, the Rising Star Award celebrates the achievements of young people who have made a difference to the lives of others, or to their community. Open to both our residents and those who work closely with them, these youngsters are worthy of recognition due to the significant and positive impact of their actions.