Albion in the Community (AITC) has been recognised again for its impact on the local community with two more national awards at the Howard League for Penal Reform and Royal Society for Public Health ceremonies.
The Howard League for Penal Reform’s annual community awards recognises the country’s most successful projects that help keep people out of the criminal justice system. AITC’s joint work with Sussex Police on the Switch mentoring project beat competition from other schemes across England and Wales to win an award in the Children and Children in Care category.
The Switch programme provides independent mentoring for young people, including care leavers, to give the best support for their future success. It also helps divert them away from becoming involved in crime and avoid becoming entrenched in the criminal justice system.
In the same week AITC also added a Health Equity Award from the Royal Society for Public Health’s Health and Wellbeing Awards for its Brighter Outlook project that provides physical activity sessions for people who have been diagnosed with cancer.
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Matt Dorn, CEO of Albion in the Community reflected on the recent successes of the charity, “We are delighted to once again be recognised for the impact that our work has on the lives of local people on our community. It shows the important role a football club plays in the local area, giving back to help those in need and providing opportunities for people to make positive choices about their lives.
"I want to thank all of our staff and partners who work with us on these programmes including Sussex Police, Brighton & Hove NHS CCG, East Sussex NHS CCG and Surrey and Sussex Cancer Care Alliance.”
These awards come soon after the charity being recognised as the Best Community Football Scheme at the Football Business Awards for the fifth time in six years.
To find out more about the award winning work of Albion in the Community visit: www.albioninthecommunity.org.uk