ETF Awards

Edinburgh Tenants Federation has won numerous awards for our work, including;

  • Tenant Participation Champion of the Year (Organisation) 2017;
  • Outstanding Officer of the Year, Justine Bradd.



We are proud of all the volunteers who give their time to improve their communities, and we’re delighted so many were recognised in the Edinburgh Inspiring Volunteer of the Year Awards 2018.

Christine Hudson – Christine is the first Digital Champion in ETF. Working with ETF and People Know How she set up weekly digital drop-ins in her sheltered housing complex for older people to learn how to get connected and to use digital devices. She has been involved in her local group at Laichfield  Community Association for almost ten years and is a valued member of the Sheltered Housing Liaison Group and the Tenant Led Inspection (TLI) Team.

Sharon Robertson – Sharon has been a volunteer with ETF for five years. She has made enormous contributions to the work of the Rent Matters Working Group, Housing Revenue Account Scrutiny Group and the TLI Team. She challenged herself brilliantly by researching, organising and presenting a deputation to the Full Council for the first time – telling her own story about how the rent increase would impact on her and her
family. She wrote a blog all about it which we’ve published on our website.

Nicol Johnstone – Nicol’s passion and drive for tenant participation shines through at all meetings held with the Council and Nicol has influenced service improvements, not stopping until answers to questions raised are found and issues resolved. After a fantastic review session, the Sheltered Housing Liaison Group is now using a human rights based approach to consider sheltered housing tenants issues. Nicol’s passion for this work is inspiring and he remains determined to make positive changes to the services sheltered housing tenants receive from the Council.

Jimmy Galloway – Special Recognition – Tenant Participation Champion – Jimmy has a tremendous passion for his area of Drylaw, going out of his way to help people who are experiencing problems with issues like repairs, antisocial behaviour, and rents. His input into our session with the Equality and Human Rights Commission about the experiences of tenants with disabilities helped to shape their recommendations on how housing providers should meet the human rights of disabled tenants. What makes Jimmy stand out is that he has a big heart and really cares about people and this absolutely shines through in everything he does.