Johnnie Johnson Housing shortlisted as finalist for Northern Housing Awards 2021

First Published: 15/04/2021

Johnnie Johnson Housing has been shortlisted for the Digital Transformation Award and Best Resident Involvement Initiative, at this year’s Northern Housing Awards.

The digital revolution is transforming the way businesses and organisations provide services and interact with their customers.

Since the start of the pandemic, Johnnie Johnson Housing has been striving for digital excellence, integrating new digital platforms and supporting over 200 colleagues to work virtually from home.

Steve Allcock, Johnnie Johnson Housing’s Executive Director of ICT, Data & Digital Transformation, commented:

“Johnnie Johnson Housing is an ambitious and bold organisation that always strives to improve the lives of its customers. Over the past year we have been on a digital transformation journey, optimising digital platforms to work for our business and introducing new telephone services and digital software to improve resident engagement and monitor call performance.

We have also been redesigning our website, and resident portal, to improve the customer journey and are looking forward to launching the platforms later this year. Being shortlisted for the Digital Transformation Award is a great achievement for our team as we transformed the way we work and have implemented platforms and software that has improved customer satisfaction.”

Johnnie Johnson Housing has also been shortlisted for the Best Resident Involvement Initiative alongside their repairs and maintenance provider Fortem.

Emma Midgley, Head of Transformation & Communications at Johnnie Johnson Housing, stated:

“At Johnnie Johnson Housing we encourage and value the voice of our residents by learning from feedback and working in partnership to improve and develop our services. Our new Repairs and Maintenance Portal, which has been part of our digital transformation journey, will make rent and repairs more accessible for our customers. Fortem have been supporting this initiative by hosting engagement activities online, and donating technology, to help encourage resident participation. I am incredibly proud of our teams at Johnnie Johnson Housing, who go above and beyond to deliver services for our customers.”

The winners of the Northern Housing Awards 2021 will be announced at the Awards Event on Thursday 13th May 2021.