Pathways 2 Progress (P2P) has won the top prize at London National Housing Federation’s What We Are Proud of Awards.
P2P has supported more than 600 young people and made a major contribution to helping tackle anti-social behaviour across West London.
Twilight Bey, Youth Engagement Manager for Catalyst Gateway, who runs the project, said: “I am so proud that we were voted for by other housing associations and tenants to win this award. It recognises an amazing piece of work that is happening at grass roots level in West London.
“This award is for the young people, the parents and the community as a whole that has put their trust into Catalyst. I will celebrate this with the young people with whom we work, my whole team, and our partner local authority teams, youth services and housing organisations that provide valuable support for the scheme.”
P2P is currently working on ENDZ United, a scheme to create community mentors and peace ambassadors to tackle the postcode related conflicts between gangs in areas including Ladbroke Grove and Shepherds Bush.
David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation which set up the awards, said: “This is a well deserved honour and I am thrilled to see recognition in the housing sector for the outstanding Pathways 2 Progress. Housing Associations are here to improve people’s lives and Catalyst has done just this, working creatively with other agencies to give young people hope and purpose.”