Press Release

Winners of London Homelessness Awards Announced!
Three projects make it to final and guaranteed share of £60,000


Three projects from across London have been announced as the winners of the prestigious London Homelessness Awards 2017 and will share in the prize fund of £60000.

The winning project will be revealed at a special event at City Hall on October 18th where the prizes will be awarded by Deputy Mayor James Murray. The overall winner will receive £30000, the second placed £20000 and the third placed £10000.

Organisers received over 30 applications for the awards and a judging panel had to choose just six. The six projects were visited by a member of the panel and the winner and runners up will be announced from the final three of (in alphabetical order):

• Network Homes & New Horizon Youth Centre: Project Vista
• Prisoners Abroad Resettlement Service
• Southwark Council’s Homelessness Trailblazer Pilot

Simon Dow is the Chair of the judging panel London Homelessness Awards. He said: “The final six are all excellent projects and we struggled as a panel to agree the three winners. This shows yet again what an excellent job organisations across the capital are doing to help people who are homeless. All these projects show real innovation, sustainability and commitment to help reduce homelessness in London.”

The London Homelessness Awards are sponsored by the London Housing Foundation, London Housing Directors, GLA, Crisis, Shelter and Savills.

Three further projects were commended by the judging panel:

• Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families: Early Years Mental Health Support for Homeless Families
• Evolve Housing + Support: CR Zero 2020
• women@thewell: Outreach support to women whose lives are affected by prostitution.

More details about each of the projects is available via the link below…

Celebrating London-based projects that improve services to homeless people

The London Homelessness Awards are unique and recognise the creativity and imagination that agencies can bring to services for homeless people.

The awards are open to all projects in London working in the field of homelessness. This includes registered social landlords, local councils, London NHS and health related organisations, voluntary organisations, or a partnership of any of these. The only stipulation is that your project must have been operating and delivering services for a minimum of six months.

Who can enter the awards?

Projects must be London-based and either improve services to homeless people, prevent homelessness or tackle disadvantage caused by homelessness.

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Winners and Commended Projects of 2016

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1st PrizeHouse of St Barnabas, Employment Academy
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2nd PrizeLondon Borough of Croydon – People’s Gateway
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3rd PrizeRefugee Council – Refugee Housing Resettlement