The winners of this year’s Homelessness Awards were announced on 2 December 2021 at an online celebratory event.
More than 100 people tuned in to see the winners unveiled at a virtual event to celebrate the very best of innovative and impactful organisations and projects making a difference towards ending homelessness and achieving positive futures for people experiencing homelessness. The award ceremony provided a chance to reflect on the last year and celebrate the exceptional contribution of the homelessness and supported housing sectors.
In a special video for the online ceremony and her first formal duty as the new Homeless Link Chair, Anne McLoughlin emphasised the importance of these awards sharing innovation and best practice. We also heard from members of our nine strong judging panel reflecting on the challenging environment that members continue to work in and remarking on the high quality of applications from this year’s entries.
The awards held wonderful news for Wolverhampton this year
Prevention into Action
The ‘Prevention into Action’ award celebrates projects that are committed to preventing homelessness from occurring in the first place. This category also recognises the power of cross-sector collaborative working as a means of preventing homelessness and improving outcomes.
Winner – P3 Charity
Commended – New Horizon Youth Centre, St Martins Housing Trust
The judging panel awarded P3 Charity the ‘Prevention into Action’ award for its Hospital Discharge Service based in Penn and New Cross Hospitals in Wolverhampton.
The service works with patients who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, providing support to prevent people from being discharged into unsuitable accommodation or homelessness, while working to improve their health and wellbeing with the aim of reducing hospital re-admissions.
In the calendar year of 2020, working alongside the NHS, P3 Charity supported 250 people to build a life away from rough sleeping, with none of the people supported being re-admitted to hospital within 28 days.
In response to the fantastic news, Sam Bailey, Head of Support & Community Services at P3 in Wolverhampton wrote on twitter,
“So chuffed for the team, this also celebrates partnership working at its very best across the city”