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Housing Plus Group board member shortlisted for top award



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Housing Plus Group board member shortlisted for top award 

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Housing Plus Group board member Catherine Dass is among the finalists for a Board Member of the Year award, in the national Women in Housing Awards. 

The Women in Housing Awards recognise people who are passionate about the homes, care and support that communities need. Announcing the finalists, the judges celebrated outstanding board members who involve and inspire others.

Catherine Dass is a non-executive director on the Housing Plus Group board and also chairs its people committee. A coach and mentor, she has championed employee representation andactively encourages recruitment of new staff from the Staffordshire and Shropshire neighbourhoods served by the housing association. The organisation now employs 60 of its tenants, with 10 customers also among the apprentices which it has supported.

Congratulating the board member, Housing Plus Group chief executive Sarah Boden said: "Catherine is a brilliant role model for younger women who aspire to join a board. She encourages career development and opportunities for customers and staff, like no-one else". 

Describing her shortlisting as "An incredible surprise and an honour", Catherine says: "Committed, hardworking women are the backbone of our sector and tend to have one thing in common; we do what we do, because we want to make a positive difference to others."

The winners of the Women in Housing Awards will be announced on 26 June.


Housing Plus Group board member Catherine Dass

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Background for editors

Housing Plus Group is a leading provider of homes across a range of tenures, to meet identified housing needs. We also deliver regulated care services and technology-enabled support to help people live independently in their own homes. We offer rewarding careers for around 1000 colleagues, many of whom live in the communities we serve.

We are focused on building a resilient organisation providing even better services for customers and are inspired and guidedby our CLARITY values: Communication, Learning, Accountable, Respectful, Inclusive, Trust and You.

Following recent significant growth and change at Housing Plus Group, we are delighted to have been recognised with 1 Star accreditation by Best Companies, reflecting very good levels of workplace engagement and a great place to work.

Our dedicated and diverse colleagues are critical to our success. We value our people and offer them challenging and worthwhile careers providing a sense of achievement in a vital sector. It is important that we offer opportunities to inspire our people to help us to make a positive difference to our customers' homes, lives and communities.

Our Group comprises: Homes Plus, Care Plus, Property Plus, Severn Homes and County Town Homes. More information can be found

The Regulator of Social Housing (RSH) requires that all registered providers confirm compliance with the Regulatory Framework, Governance and Financial Viability Standard. Housing Plus Group complies with this standard, holding the RSH highest rating for governance, G1 and V2 for viability. Please visit to find out more.

Further information 

Mara Hargreaves
Head of marketing and communications 
m:07800 619 863

Clare Chick
Marketing and communications officer
m: 07950 254 279

Martin Farrow
CHANGEWORKS Communications
t: + 44 (0) 1785 247588
m: +44 (0)7771 970025