Groundswell is the overall winner of the GSK IMPACT Award 2016, a national award run in partnership with The King’s Fund that recognises excellence in charities improving health and wellbeing in their communities.
Groundswell was selected from more than 400 organisations to win the award! The credit goes to our inspirational volunteers, who have all been homeless themselves and show our clients what is possible to achieve. To find out more click here.
Key to Groundswell winning the award was the way we put people who are homeless at the heart of decision-making and our services.
Lisa Weaks, Third Sector Programme Manager at The King’s Fund, said:
‘Groundswell is a reflective, thoughtful organisation. By putting people touched by homelessness at the centre of its decision-making it fully understands the challenges and can respond sensitively and effectively. Its impact is tangible and hugely impressive, responding to the complex needs of homeless people with energy and innovation. We congratulate them on a well deserved win.’
Developing leaders in the charity sector is an important aim of the awards and, as an award winner, Groundswell will have access to training and leadership development tailored to its needs. It will also be able to join the increasingly prestigious GSK IMPACT Awards Network, a network of 66 award-winning charities working together to develop their leaders, find new ways of working and support others.