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Good Neighbour Awards

Is there a HHS neighbour who you think has a positive impact on the people living around them?

Someone who goes above and beyond to support others and contributes to making our tenant community a happier and safer place?

Here is your chance to tell us.

The monthly Good Neighbour Awards provide HHS tenants with an opportunity to formally recognise the contribution their neighbours make to their day-to-day lives, the tenant community in general and how these relationships can improve people’s experiences through social connection.

Nominations close on the last day of each month and winners are chosen by a selection panel and announced via tenant news.

Monthly winners will receive a $50 Coles voucher and will be automatically entered into the annual competition for 2020/21 to win a $200 Good Guys voucher.

The annual winner will be announced in March 2021, to coincide with Neighbour Day. 

All nominations received will be acknowledged by email once the nomination form is submitted online. All nominees will be shortlisted and will each receive a certificate of recognition.

Would you like to know more?

Someone who provides emotional support, practical assistance or builds relationships with people who live around them so that they feel safe and connected.  Examples of neighbourly activities include acts of kindness such as: 

  • Offering to bring in a neighbours’ bin or mail when they go away 
  • Offering to carpool or drive a neighbour to appointments/shopping 
  • Offering to check in on neighbours on a regular basis 
  • Offering comfort through being friendly, smiling and saying hello 
  • Inviting a neighbour over for a cuppa 
  • Sharing a meal with neighbours 

The neighbour being nominated for the award must: 

  • be a current HHS tenant 
  • not be related to the person they are assisting 
  • offer help out of their own free will and without monetary reward 
  • not be helping the neighbour as part of an existing formal volunteer role. e.g delivered meals 

When assessing nominations for the monthly Good Neighbour Awards, we will also take into consideration the impact or benefit of the act on the tenant/s quality of life and the tenant community as well as timeframe over which the support has been offered. 

  • Nominations close on the last day of each month for the monthly winners 
  • Selection of award recipients is made by a panel containing representatives from HHS 
  • Allocation of awards will be based on the information provided by the nominator 
  • An unsuccessful nomination will not prevent the nomination being made again  
  • All nominations must be on the official nomination form  
  • It is essential that nomination forms are completed in full, including the name and contact details of the person being nominated as well as details of the person nominating them 
  • All nominations must be lodged online and will not be accepted in any other format 
  • All nomination information and material submitted remains the property of HHS 

Nomination Form

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