Hunslet support worker shortlisted for national housing care award

A Hunslet support worker is in the running for a national care award inrecognition of his work with supported housing tenants.

Naveed Mughal, who works at Waterhouse Court, has been shortlisted for support worker of the year in the Housing With Care Awards.

The national accolades are being held for the first time this year to recognise and celebrate excellence in supported and extra care housing.

Naveed joined the supported housing team at Waterhouse Court, which is run by national adult health and social care charity Making Space, in June 2022. He previously worked in the mental health field.

The Housing With Care Awards winners will be announced at a ceremony at the London Marriott Hotel on Grosvenor Square on Friday 9 June.

Naveed said:

“I cannot express how chuffed I am to be shortlisted.

“To be recognised for hard work and commitment is amazing and totally unexpected.”

Service manager Sajeed Daji, who nominated Naveed for the award, says he made an instant impact:

“Naveed immediately began to identify individual needs of tenants and ensure they were met respectfully and in a timely manner.

“He’s helped people with personal grooming and shopping, supported older tenants with online access, set up social media groups to keep people connected and arranged alternative Christmas meals to help people at our scheme embrace food from different cultures.

“He’s very flexible and always happy to cover other schemes at short notice with a smile and a helping hand.”

Jenny MacLeod, regional head of operations for Making Space, which has 1,000 employees across the UK said:

“Naveed quickly made a positive impact at Waterhouse Court with his friendly manner and easy-going outlook.

“He’s a newcomer to the care sector, but is embracing education and his own development while making a difference to the lives of others. I believe that Naveed already deserves to be recognised as one of the best. I am sure he has a lot more to give and am excited to see his care career take off.”


This post is based on a press release issued by Making Space


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