Homeless Link Excellence Awards shortlist

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 - 9:49am

Thank you to everyone who entered our Homeless Link Excellence Awards 2018. As this is the first year, we were extremely pleased to have received over 100 entries across the six categories. 

A person with his support worker

All of the entries showed a very high level of innovative and impactful work that is being carried out across the homelessness and supported housing sector. It’s exciting to see how much of a difference all of our members are making to support people experiencing homelessness, up and down the country.

Shortlisted entries

We are pleased to announce the shortlisted entries for each category. Due to the volume of entries received, some categories will be heavily contested! Our shortlisted nominees are as follows:

Excellence in co-production       

Expert Citizens C.I.C
Second Step
Shelter, National Campaign for Homeless People Limited
St Christopher's Fellowship
The Booth Centre
Two Saints Ltd

Innovation in housing   

Basis Yorkshire
Hope into Action
Quaker Social Action
Thames Reach Charity Ltd
The Homeless Foundation

Excellence in supporting people              

Beacon House
Changing Lives (The Cyrenians Ltd)
Look Ahead Care, Housing and Support
North Lincolnshire Council Housing Advice Team
Southdown (on behalf of Home Works)
The Bridge (East Midlands)
Two Saints Ltd

Best use of technology

Humber Help website
Shelter, National Campaign for Homeless People Limited
The Homeless Foundation

Promoting diversity       

New Horizon Youth Centre
Stonewall Housing
The Green Room - St Mungo's
The Salvation Army

Social enterprise of the year      

Adullam Social Enterprises
Emmaus Hull & East Riding
Julian House
Providence Row / Rise Bakery
Queen's Hal Action on Poverty T/A The Brick
Wintercomfort for the homeless
Your Own Place CIC

The shortlisted entries will now be considered by a panel of judges who will agree on the winner, to receive a prize fund of £500, a trophy and a certificate. Followed by the runner-up and third placed entry in each category who will both receive a certificate. The awards ceremony will take place at our annual conference, Under One Roof, on Tuesday 3 July and we’ll be sharing more details on the three-day event soon. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Rick Henderson

Rick Henderson

Chief executive

Rick is the CEO of Homeless Link and was appointed to that role in July 2012. He is a member of the government’s National Rough Sleeping Advisory Panel and the London Mayor’s Rough Sleeping Task Group. 

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