New Horizon Youth Centre has won the Children & Young People Now award for best youth work organisation 2016!
In a fantastic endorsement our youth work team - specialists in fields such as violence against women and girls, life skills, communications, employment, nursing and counselling - were recognised for their pioneering approach to supporting vulnerable 16 to 21 year olds from across London and the world. Many of these young people have survived abuse, domestic violence, trafficking, war, are gang affiliated or dealing with acute mental health and substance use issues.
Youth workers not only meet young peoples’ basic needs to eat, shower and wash their clothes, but also help them build a positive future, finding education and employment opportunities as well as addressing physical, emotional and mental health issues.
In giving the award Children and Young People Now’s judges noted: "This is an impressive, holistic centre working with a range of vulnerable young people”. Category sponsors National Youth Agency added that “The centre provides a host of important services for vulnerable and homeless young people, a holistic one-stop-shop, caring for their well-being, meeting their needs. A worthy winner!”
We're delighted that Children & Young People now have recognised our outstanding youth work team, who so ably demonstrate the importance of a youth work approach to tackling homelessness among young people.
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Read all about it! A new article on our website delves into 's 50 year history of fighting youth homelessness: