Six projects make it to shortlist for prestigious 2023 awards
Six projects from across London have been shortlisted for the London Homelessness Awards and are in the running to win a share of the prize fund of £60000.
This is the 23rd year of the awards, which are sponsored by the London Housing Foundation, London Housing Directors, Mayor of London, Crisis and Shelter.
Organisers received over 35 applications for the awards and a judging panel had to choose just six. The projects will now be visited by a member of the panel and the final winner and runners up who will share a prize fund of £60000 will be announced at a special event on November 1st at St Martins in the Fields.
Simon Dow is the Chair of the judging panel for the London Homelessness Awards. He said:
“We changed the emphasis this year to prioritise projects who could demonstrate what a real and lasting difference they were making to people who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. It is very reassuring that more projects applied than we have seen for a few years. As ever it was extremely difficult for the judges to agree on a final six. But we have an excellent mix of projects – showing the sector’s enduring commitment to finding ways to reduce homelessness in London.”
The six shortlisted projects (in alphabetical order) are:
- Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid – BCWA Safe beds scheme
- Change Please Foundation – Driving for Change
- London Borough of Enfield Somewhere Safe to Stay Hub
- St Mungos Roma Rough Sleeping Team
- South London and Maudsley NHS Trust – Start Homeless Outreach Teams
More details about the London Homelessness Awards can be found at www.lhawards.org.uk