East End charity Providence Row and Berkeley Homes (North East London) Ltd have won a prestigious award for their partnership

27 June 2017

East End homelessness charity Providence Row and company partner Berkeley Homes (North East London) Ltd were celebrating last week after receiving a Corporate Engagement Award for Best charity, NGO or NFP programme.

The three-year partnership focussed on improving the lives of people affected by homelessness in East London through fundraising, volunteering and pro bono support. The programme has been incredibly successful with Berkeley Homes raising over £150,000 so far through fundraising and events,  30% of their employees have volunteered their time to help people affected by homelessness learn English build their CVs, apply for jobs and use a computer. They have also helped redecorated parts of the centre, sold our social enterprise Rise Bakery’s brownies at events and built concrete planters for an urban regeneration programme. 

‘We’re over the moon to have received such a prestigious award and that Berkeley Homes have been recognised for their work with us. Berkeley Homes are fantastic to work with and provide much needed funds, volunteers and enthusiasm so we can reach more people affected by homelessness in the area.’ Stephanie Harvey, Head of Fundraising, Providence Row. 

‘Working with Providence Row has given us a better understanding of the issues people are facing in East London as well as an opportunity to try and help tackle homelessness. Our staff absolutely love volunteering at the centre as they can see first-hand the amazing work of the charity and be part of it. To receive an award on top of this is great recognition of the time they give up to volunteer and fundraise.’ Piers Clanford, Managing Director, Berkeley Homes (North East London) Ltd.

Providence Row tackles the root causes of homelessness in London’s East End, helping people get off, and stay off, the streets. They’re a one-stop shop of advisory, recovery and training opportunities for those who need it most. The team supports people with housing, money, health and substance misuse issues. Meanwhile their learning and wellbeing activities help people renew skills, confidence and healthier relationships with the people in their lives. Finally the catering, gardening and baking training schemes are a fun, structured and supportive way of getting a qualification, building their CV and getting back into work.

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Notes to editors

Contact details:

Nicola Robson, marketing manager

nrobson@providencerow.org.uk

020 7422 6763