Housing project for destitute migrants shortlisted for national public service award
A housing service run by Praxis Community Projects, developed with Commonweal Housing, is up for an award at the Guardian Public Service Awards 2019.
The NRPF project provides supportive housing to destitute migrants with ‘no recourse to public funds’, through an innovative cross-subsidised funding model.
All finalists were chosen for providing “an exceptional level of application, innovation and achievement”, as well as ‘improvement in a public service that has made a real difference to people’s lives.’
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on Tuesday 26 November.
The project has been made possible thanks to social investment from Esmèe Fairbairn, Trust for London, City Bridge Trust and Big Society Capital.