History of the Awards

The London Homelessness Awards recognise innovative work and projects that tackle homelessness in London and beyond.

The awards were originally set up in memory of Andy Ludlow, director of housing and social services at Haringey Council. He was a pioneer in developing a holistic approach to housing and social services.  After he died at the age of just 51 London’s housing directors set up the Andy Ludlow Homelessness Awards as a lasting legacy and testament to his tireless work in the sector.

Since 1999 the  awards have gone from strength to strength, attracting many high quality entries each year and giving out over half a million pounds in prize money.  Andy’s family are still very much involved in the awards, which from 2015 have been known as the London Homelessness Awards.