Peabody wins big at participation awards
Two Peabody community projects were recognised at awards showcasing the very best examples of residents, landlords and contractors working together.
Youth projects Your Choice, Your Future, and Vale’s Nails, were amongst winners at the regional awards organised by the Tenant Participation Advisory Service (TPAS) on 6 February. They’ll join others from around the country, at the national finals in Warwick on 9 July 2015.
Anti-knife crime poster campaign Your Choice, Your Future, won the regional award for Excellence in Digital Engagement. Created by a group aged 16–19 as part of the Big Lottery Funded Staying Safe project, it aims to deliver the hard-hitting message that knife crime can only end in two ways — prison or death.
Lajaune Lincoln, Peabody youth services manager (pictured centre), receives the award
Vale’s Nails was recognised for excellence in youth involvement. The creative pilot project was developed by Peabody in partnership with ART AGAINST KNIVES, and egaged with 101 young women who live on and around our Strawberry Vale estate in Barnet.
“We’re delighted that both projects have been recognised by these resident-focused awards," said Veronica Kirwan, our community programmes director. "Congratulations and well done to all involved.”
Peabody runs lots of exciting programmes and things to do in London – the vast majority are free and open to everyone. Download our impact report to see what we've achieved over the past 12 months: Peabody Group impact report 2016 (pdf, 6mb)