Solace are thrilled to announce we have been shortlisted for a Homeless Link Excellence Award.
The issue of homelessness intersects closely with domestic abuse. Social housing resources are limited, meaning the options for survivors for both crisis accommodation and longer-term resettlement are too. Many women and children then face the impossible choice between living with abuse at home or living on the streets where they are vulnerable to further exploitation.
We work closely with partners such as Commonweal Housing to run dispersed housing projects such as Amari – which supports women who have been sexually exploited through trafficking or prostitution and the Rhea project which provides emergency accommodation and support for women and children in Southwark. We have also worked very closely with Southwark Housing Solutions to set up Southwark VAWG and Housing services which supports women at risk of homelessness in Southwark, including Women leaving Prison. We are therefore thrilled to have been shortlisted for the Promoting Partnerships and Collaborative Working award – which recognises and rewards the partnerships that have enabled better outcomes or more effective responses to help prevent or relieve homelessness.
We believe that by working across sectors with partners we can bridge the gap in understanding and provide the best possible services and the best chance at recovery for those who have survived abuse.
It is encouraging to see awareness of this issue growing and initiatives such as the Homeless Link Excellence Award recognizing the innovative, effective work that agencies around the country are doing to support those who are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness.
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