The Providence Row Outreach Psychotherapy Service has been commended in the prestigious London Homelessness Awards 2022.
Over 30 projects from across London applied for the awards this year and Providence Row made it to the final six. They will receive their certificate from Deputy Mayor Tom Copley at a special high profile ceremony in October at the Union Chapel in Islington.
The Outreach Psychotherapy Team provides a reflective, psychotherapeutic service to entrenched homeless people experiencing significant trauma, in their own environment whether it’s on the streets, a park bench, library or café. The team provides much needed therapy to people who struggle to access mainstream services, and has been working in Tower Hamlets since 2018 and in City of London in 2021.
Tom O’Connor, Chief Executive at Providence Row said:
“We are extremely pleased to have been commended in these awards. The team supports people who lead extremely complicated lives. We have found that people sleeping rough can really benefit from highly specialised therapists providing psychotherapy interventions in a unique and innovative way. We work with clients who are in the most need of therapy but who are least likely to attend, and respond to, a traditional psychotherapy service.”
Margaret Malcolm works with the London Housing Foundation and assessed all of the applicants. She said:
“With a good field of over 30 applicants, Providence Row did very well to get to the last six. Their presentation to the judging panel was very good and their unique approach shows just how vibrant and innovative the homelessness sector in London continues to be.”
More details about the London Homelessness Awards can be found at www.lhawards.org.uk.