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All systems go at NCNW

June 11th, 2018

CEO at Nightstop Communities Northwest Terri Kearney shares the latest news from the service.

Here at Nightstop Communities North West (NCNW) we’ve had a busy few months, between an office move, a visit from the Mayor and three nominations for prestigious awards.

In March we moved into our new premises at Ashley Road in Widnes, where we’ll continue to offer a wide range of services to young people who are homeless and at risk of becoming homeless. Our Nightstop emergency accommodation service is just the tip of the iceberg.

We’re also lucky to be able to offer supported accommodation, an array of in-house mental health support services for anyone to access, not just our young people, continual professional development training (CPD) for professionals and an accredited ‘Property Pathway Programme’ helping young people to secure permanent accommodation, tenancies and give them the knowledge and tools on survival within the adult world and not setting them up for failure.

The move is exciting because it offers a larger working environment, allowing us to work with more young people and expand all our current services allowing us to ensure that not only the young people but also our mental health support services clients have a bright future to look forward to. The new offices were officially opened on Friday 20th April 2018 by His Worshipful Mayor Alan Lowe and Mayoress Jean Lowe, which added some glamour to proceedings!

Our biggest news, however, is that we’re finalists for some prestigious local awards. The E3 business awards celebrate businesses, entrepreneurs and social enterprises in the North West – and we are finalists in two different categories. The company was nominated as Social Enterprise of the Year 2018, I was nominated in the Outstanding Woman in Business category. We are also finalists for the Halton Business awards in the Social Enterprise of the Year 2018 category.

Over 300 nominations were made this year, so it’s very flattering that we’ve made it to the finals of these awards.

We’re delighted to have the outstanding work we do in Halton, Warrington and the Liverpool City region recognised in such a way. We pride ourselves on being at the heart of everything we do and working with the community to support them. I feel so lucky that the community supports us in return.

There’s nothing more satisfying than a busy and productive few months for the team; which is exactly what we’ve had and hope to continue in the future. Keep your fingers crossed for us on the big days – June 22nd and July 12th. We’ll be on the edge of our seats at each of the awards ceremonies!

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