CR Zero 2020 receives a commendation at London Homelessness Awards

On 18 October, we attended the London Homelessness Awards, (LHA) which was held at City Hall and presented by James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development. Our CR Zero 2020 campaign, which aims to end chronic street homelessness in Croydon was shortlisted for the awards, and we were delighted to receive a commendation.

The London Homelessness Awards are the country’s leading homelessness awards with prize money awarded to the organisations that demonstrate innovative and creative solutions for tackling homelessness in the capital.

The awards are open to all projects in London working in the field of homelessness, including those from the voluntary sector, housing and social services departments, NHS Trusts, registered social landlords, or a partnership of agencies.

CR Zero 2020 is part of the European End Street Homelessness Campaign is being developed by the Building and Social Housing Foundation (BSHF) and FEANTSA – the European federation of national organisations working with homeless. It is a pan European movement of cities, working together to permanently house Europe’s most vulnerable people and end chronic street homelessness by 2020. The campaign supports cities across Europe in a growing movement that aims to gain public support and mobilise action to end street homelessness. Croydon is one of the two Local Authority areas in London that are early adopters of the campaign in the UK.

Evolve is the leading charity involved in the campaign, working in partnership with Crisis, Expert Link, Homeless Link, Thames Reach, Croydon Council and faith-based groups.

Jeremy Gray, our Chief Executive said,

“I am delighted that CR Zero 2020 has received a commendation for this award. We are proud to have been recognised for this award and are extremely grateful to members of the community, our volunteers and partners for supporting CR Zero 2020. We will continue to work tirelessly to help end chronic rough sleeping by 2020.”

We would like to congratulate the winning charities: Network Homes & New Horizon Youth Centre: Project Vista, Prisoners Abroad Resettlement Service and Southwark Council’s Homelessness Trailblazer Pilot. Please continue your fantastic work in London’s homelessness sector.


If you would like to find out more about how to get involved with our CR Zero 2020 campaign to end chronic street homelessness in Croydon, please click here.

If you would like to support our vital work with homeless people in London, please click here.

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