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Loughborough homeless charity wins prestigious national award

Loughborough homeless charity wins prestigious national award

Loughborough based homeless charity The Bridge (East Midlands) were the winners of The Early Intervention Award at the Children and Young People Now Awards 2018, in London last week.

The Bridge won the award for their young people’s services, which include the Single Access Point for 16/17 year olds and the talk²sort Mediation Service. Both services are delivered in partnership with Charnwood Borough Council and Public Health Leicestershire and supported by Children in Need and The Leathersellers’ Company Charitable Fund.

Last year, the services supported 224 young people aged 11-19 who often experience mental health and emotional problems, physical and verbal abuse and in some cases, sexual exploitation. The services also work with family members to improve relationships with the aim of preventing homelessness.

Peter Davey, Chief Officer of The Bridge, said “I am really proud of my team and for the excellent prevention services which they provide in conjunction with our colleagues at Charnwood Borough Council”.

Cllr Paul Mercer, Lead Member for Housing at Charnwood Borough Council, said “The council has a long standing and effective partnership with The Bridge. Together we achieve some great things for our constituents, it is fantastic to have our joint work recognised in such a prestigious award.”

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