We are proud to announce that IncomeMAX, along with our partners Hillingdon Council, have achieved finalist status in the National Government Opportunities (GO) Excellence in Public Procurement Awards, in conjunction with National Public Procurement Practitioners Day.

Following intense consideration from the GO Awards judging panel, the finalists in each category have been decided and IncomeMAX and Hillingdon Council have achieved finalist status in the Best Service category.

The project that helped us achieve finalist status was a benefit check pilot that we delivered in partnership with Hillingdon council. It was an important project for us as it laid the foundation for IncomeMAX to be launched as a CIC and set a benchmark for how our projects could be successfully delivered in partnership with organisations that commission us.

The Hillingdon benefit check pilot was a great example of joined-up working. IncomeMAX provided its Entitlement Check service to 1000 referred residents. Hillingdon Housing Benefit Team, The Pension Service and the local Advice Sector then delivered the  face2face advice work that was required as a result of IncomeMAX identifying new benefits that were available to customers. Hillingdon's Energy Efficiency Team then supported customers that then became eligible for help with thermal comfort measures as a result of successful benefit claims. IncomeMAX acted as a central contact, case-managing each customer and also referring them into additional services such as social services where appropriate. As a result of the project we raised over £250,000 of additional benefits for vulnerable residents in Hillingdon.

The 2010/11 GO Awards will be presented at a special ceremony on 15th June 2010 at Institution of Civil Engineers
One Great George Street, London.

GO Awards Best Service Finalists 2010/11

  • Capita ICT Service/Sheffield City Council
  • Central Heating Services Ltd/Sovereign Kingfisher Housing Association
  • HCR Ltd/Ministry of Defence
  • IncomeMax/Hillingdon Council
  • MAPS Legal Assistance/Hertfordshire County Council
  • The Plus Team Ltd/Jobcentre Plus