With two projects both being shortlisted in two categories, Spurgeons has established a strong presence in this year’s Children & Young People Now Awards.
The Saturdads group at Peterborough’s Honeyhill Children’s Centre, which celebrated its 10th Anniversary in August, is shortlisted for both ‘The Early Years Award’ and ‘The Play Award’.
Meanwhile, Spurgeons’ Birmingham Young Carers Unite project, which in July retained the Birmingham Children’s Trust contract to deliver services for the city’s young carers, is in the frame to win ‘The PSHE Education Award’, as well as ‘The Young Carers Award’.
The winners will be announced at a gala awards ceremony in London on 28 November.
Spurgeons Head of Practice Lorraine White was thrilled at the news: “These two projects capture the Spurgeons way; that is, going the extra mile to really address the needs of the children, young people and families that we work with, helping them not just to cope but to flourish, believing they can build a better life.
“I’m delighted for all my colleagues involved with these projects – they really deserve to be recognised for their hard work and dedication to changing people’s lives.”