Trevi wins top national award
Earlier this year, following a rigorous selection and assessment process, Trevi was chosen from more than 400 charities across the UK as one of the 10 winners of the 2020 GSK IMPACT Awards.
The awards are designed to recognise the outstanding work of small and medium sized charities working to improve health and wellbeing in communities across the UK. Winners receive £30,000 in unrestricted funding as well as expert support and leadership development provided by The King’s Fund.
Trevi runs Jasmine Mother’s Recovery – one of only a handful of residential rehabilitation units for women in the UK and the only one which allows them to remain with their child whilst in treatment.
Alcohol or drug problems are significantly more common in women who have suffered trauma in their lives, including domestic abuse, sexual violence and childhood trauma. Trevi takes a non-judgemental approach to helping women with drug or alcohol problems, with a focus on tackling the underlying issues.
At Jasmine Mother’s Recovery, women are offered an intensive programme that includes daily counselling, relationship analysis, group therapy and medical treatment while their children are looked after in the onsite crèche.
As well as the residential rehabilitation centre, Trevi also runs the Sunflower Women’s Centre and recently opened Daffodil Family Centre. The Sunflower Women’s Centre provides ongoing assistance to women who have been through the residential unit and also helps women in the wider community. It offers a range of therapeutic activities and practical support for women to help them move on from their pasts and develop their self-worth and skills.
Daffodil Family Centre is a new national parenting assessment centre which opened in February 2020, where women stay with their children under 24-hour support and supervision. A multidisciplinary team supports parents to identify any changes they need to make to keep their children safe.
Katie Pinnock, Director of UK and Ireland Charitable Partnerships at GSK, said:
“Trevi is truly unique, working with highly stigmatised and traumatised women in a way that supports their dignity. Its approach is incredibly innovative, human and compassionate while delivering highly effective results – improving lives while saving public money in the longer term. By allowing women with difficult backgrounds of substance abuse to live with their children throughout the recovery process, Trevi improves outcomes for both mothers and children.’’
The 2020 GSK IMPACT Award recognises Trevi’s significant impact in the community and its commitment to improving the lives of children and mothers. Developing leaders in the charity sector is a key aim of the GSK IMPACT Awards programme and all winners are invited to build on their success and take part in a tailored leadership development programme run by The King’s Fund. Trevi House will also be invited to join the GSK IMPACT Awards Network, a UK-wide network of over 85 previous award winners who work together to develop leaders, find new ways of working and provide mutual support.
Hannah Shead, Chief Executive of Trevi, said:
“We are absolutely thrilled to have had our work recognised in this way. The team work so hard across all of our services to improve the life chances for women and children. Despite consistently achieving good outcomes with some incredibly complex women and families, funding remains an eternal struggle. Services such as ours are sadly more important now than ever. This award will enable us to continue to deliver vital life changing saving and life changing work. It will also give us the opportunity to amplify the voices of the women and children we serve.”
Trevi was due to receive their award at a ceremony held at the Science Museum in London in May, along with the nine other 2020 GSK IMPACT Award winners. However, due to the pandemic, this event has been postponed and the overall winner will be announced in 2021.