Awards 2020
Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, London
24 June 2020
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Transforming Lives

These could be people with a disability or health condition, those who have particular needs from being in the criminal justice system or recovering from substance misuse, those who have not had the best starts to life through family breakdown or involvement in the care system, or those from any other area that have had significant barriers. Whatever their age or background they will be groups who needed help to change their worlds.

We are looking for examples of programmes, initiatives or changes to service delivery that has demonstrably transformed the lives of groups or communities of people.  As, if not more, important than hard facts about how the work has transformed education, employment, health or other quality of life outcomes will be the stories from the participants themselves - do they really feel that without the work their quality of life would have been so improved?

 

Criteria:

 

The judges will be looking for evidence of - 

  • Why the particular programme, initiative or service change was begun. How were needs assessed and why was it a priority for the council.
  • What were the success factors at the start of the programme and how well these have been achieved.
  • How sustainable the outcomes of the programme are, both for the particular participants and for its replicability elsewhere.
  • How wider local and national partners have been involved in designing and delivering the programme.
  • How innovative the programme has been 
  • What feedback has been received from participants and how this has been used to shape this and future initiatives.

 

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