We are delighted that Mildmay Mission Hospital has been shortlisted in the People First category of the Homeless Link Excellence Awards – which celebrates high-quality projects and services that ensure the individuals they are supporting are at the centre of what they do. Mildmay is proud to say that we have always placed individuals at the heart of all our planning, services and activities.
The shortlisted entries included projects supporting people who are LGBTQ+, victims of modern slavery, those leaving hospital, and needing to access adult social care, as well as innovative emergency and move-on accommodation solutions, support to get people into employment and much more. The wide range of people supported by the projects illustrates the diversity of Homeless Link members* across the country and how much the sector has to be proud of.
The judges now have more tough decisions to make to narrow it down to a winner for each category. External judges include Safia Cragg, formerly from MEAM and now an independent trainer and consultant for the homelessness sector; Jackie Bliss, Chief Executive of HARP Southend’s homelessness charity; Olivia Butterworth, Head of Public Participation at NHS England; Steve Wyler, an independent consultant for homelessness services and co-found of A Better Way; and Ross Watkins, Community Manager at Emmaus SLC. They’ll be joined by Homeless Link staff Sirea Jabar, Rick Henderson, Kate Alaway and Jo Prestidge to make this critical decision and make sure the winners really stand out.
The awards ceremony will take place as part of Homeless Link’s Working Well event on 11 July 2022. Wish us luck!
* Homeless Link is the membership body for the homelessness sector in England, with over 900 members, Homeless Link is in a unique position to see both the scale and nature of the tragedy of homelessness. Mildmay joined Homeless Link when it opened its new homeless services in 2020.