For the last twenty years the London homelessness Awards have been recognised as the premier awards for housing and homelessness organisations. Winners over the years have included local authority teams,…
For the last twenty years the London homelessness Awards have been recognised as the premier awards for housing and homelessness organisations. Winners over the years have included local authority teams, big organisations, small organisations and organisations working in partnership. The awards embrace innovation and encourage radical but practical solutions to homelessness in London.
Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid are so proud to be a 2023 London Homelessness Awards winner, placing 3rd and the only domestic abuse charity finalist. This fantastic achievement has shone a light on our vital work supporting women with no recourse to public funds through our innovative Safe Beds Scheme.
The organizers received almost 40 applications and a panel of judges, comprising senior representatives from Shelter, Crisis, London Housing Directors, the Mayor’s Office and LHF, whittled it down to six finalists. A judge then visited each project and the charities were asked to make a short pitch on why they should win. The prize winners were then announced at the awards ceremony attended by over 100 people on Wednesday 1st November at St-Martins-in-the-Fields, London.
BCWA were delighted to receive a £10,000 prize fund which will go a long way to helping us reach more women and their children, supporting them to live safe and independent lives free from abuse.
Staff members involved in the project (pictured above) attended the award ceremony and were very touched by the kind words from Juliet Mountford who shared “BCWA’s Safe Beds scheme popped out at me in the nominations and the visit [to their charity] was a highlight of my year.”
Juliet went on to share three things which she felt made BCWA’s Safe Beds Scheme so special: our focus on impact, our innovative approach in finding new ways to tackle systemic problems and the passion and dedication from the team.
“The [Safe Beds] project has changed and adapted and fought through all those barriers and I was blown away that you’ve become a registered social housing provider…. But what really resonated with me was the passion and dedication from the team.”
A big thank you to all the judges and huge congratulations to all those shortlisted.