Providence Row charity wins top award—with help of East End’s homeless

One of London’s oldest housing charities has won a national award for a digital media project where the homeless tell their stories.

The Providence Row charity in Spitalfields, established 150 years ago, won the 2011 Michael Whippman award for its ‘150 Voices’ project where each contributor recorded how they ended up on the streets.

It was chosen by the public from entries up and down the country—judged the project that best achieved empowering the homeless back into society while also broadening the public’s understanding.

The award was presented by Homeless Link, the national umbrella body for homelessness organisations.

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