SHP's Camden Aftercare shortlisted for homelessness award

12 July 2011

SHP’s Camden Aftercare and Social Inclusion Service has been shortlisted for the Andy Ludlow Awards, UK’s homelessness awards to the organisations that demonstrate innovative and creative solutions for tackling homelessness in the capital.

Camden Aftercare works with people living in supported housing or hostels in Camden who have substance misuse issues and provides them with access to training, education and employment.

The project will now have the chance to be the winner of a £25,000 prize. Two runners up will each receive £10,000, while the other shortlisted projects will be given £2,000 apiece. A total of six projects are in the running for the prizes, which must be reinvested in the projects.

Camden Aftercare provides a complete support service to ensure all the elements that enable independence are in place. The day programme was developed by clients and incorporates an element of peer support.

Natasha Warne, Service Manager for Camden Aftercare said: “We believe we have a really innovative and exciting service, and we are very proud to be nominated for the Andy Ludlow Awards.

 “We see the difference our programme makes to our clients and have received extremely positive feedback from them. We hope that being nominated for this award will help spread the word about what we do and enable our project to be replicated in other boroughs.”

The awards are run by London Councils and funded by all 33 London authorities together with sponsorship from London Housing Foundation, the Mayor of London, and Shelter. The awards are also supported by Inside Housing. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on 20 October 2011.

The full list of shortlisted candidates and more about the Andy Ludlow Awards can be seen here.

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