Luminus Ferry Project has won the Housing Heroes 2013 Support/Care Team of the Year Award.

The achievements of the heroes of the social housing world were recognised at an awards ceremony in Manchester, hosted by  BBC Breakfast and The World Today presenter Naga Munchetty, and organised by Inside Housing magazine and the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Naga Munchetty, praised Luminus Ferry Project's tireless efforts to help and support the homeless, saying that last year Ferry Project provided over 10,000 nights of accommodation to 332 people, with 165 of those engaging with training and work.

Stuart Macdonald, Editor of Inside Housing, said,

“Each year the Housing Heroes Awards go from strength to strength and this is entirely due to the fact that the standard of the entries keeps getting higher. Housing professionals can be justifiably proud of everything they have achieved in the past 12 months."

I never cease to be amazed at the fantastic work which is done, despite the difficult economic backdrop. We had more than 200 entries this year and it was tough selecting a shortlist, never mind choosing a winner.”

Luminus Group Chief Executive, Dr Chan Abraham, congratulated Ferry Project saying,

"Our Ferry Project colleagues have won an outstanding achievement for the whole Luminus team.  In 2013, our Year of Regenerating and Refreshing Perspectives, they have shown how, with commitment and perseverance, inspired people can accomplish powerful results for the benefit of others.

I am especially proud of Ferry staff in securing recognition as the 'Support/Care Team of the Year' as it is a reflection the heartfelt enthusiasm they demonstrate on a daily basis in seeking to meet the needs of clients often in very challenging situations and lifestyles. Well done Ferry Project.  You and all our people are heroes!"