Last night we were delighted to receive the prestigious Cross-Sector Partnership of the Year award at the Charity Times Awards, alongside our partners Mind and Homeless Link, for our work on the Reboot UK programme.
The Charity Times Awards is the largest event of its kind to honour UK charities and their supporters. This was the 19th annual event, bringing together charities and organisations from across the sector to celebrate the success and impact of individual and collaborative work - and so the award was a great honour.
There on behalf of Reboot UK to collect the award was Good Things Foundation's Head of Social Inclusion Nicola Speake and Head of Digital Inclusion Francesca Coleman.
Good Things Foundation's Director of Social Inclusion Roz Davies, said: "This prestigious award means a great deal to our Big Lottery funded partnership. Over 11 million people in our country don't have the basic digital skills needed to access vital information, services and support. People who are homeless and living with mental health conditions are amongst the most excluded and vulnerable in our society which is why we have joined forces with Homeless Link and Mind to find new ways to support them to build the skills, confidence and connections to go online."
Reboot UK is a digital inclusion programme for people who experience multiple exclusion, working specifically with people affected by homelessness and mental ill health. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, the project is run by a partner consortium, led by Good Things Foundation alongside Homeless Link and Mind. The programme has built a network of organisations and people who are sharing the skills and confidence people need to get online, giving them greater choice and control over their lives.
Find out more about Reboot UK here and read Nicola's blog about the event here.