SCLT Receive Prestigious National Trophy
Wednesday 4th March saw SCLT Public Presentation Team taking part in the annual Improvement & Efficiency Awards in London. The award ceremony took place in the historic surroundings of Church House in Westminster, where all the shortlisted nominees had gathered to receive their awards.
The Senior Citizen Liaison team (SCLT) were nominated in the Public Service Project of the Year category for their Minorities Outreach Team project, which was established in 2012, to expand their specialist senior safety services to older adult communities who may be disadvantaged through some form of social, cultural or other exclusion.
The Minorities Outreach Team have subsequently become a huge success for the SCLT Charity, with many senior safety presentations taking place with community groups who would not ordinarily have access to other statutory or voluntary services.
The leader of the Minorities Outreach project is SCLT Trustee Roger Ibrahim, he said "The Minorities Outreach Project has really opened my eyes to the specific needs of the many senior minority communities who call our society their home. In the last 2-years I have had some remarkable experiences with our clients, such as spending 3-days at the annual Jalsa Salana of the Ahmadiyyan Muslim Comunity "
SCLT Charity Director Ash Jones said, "We are delighted to have been recognised with the silver trophy in this prestigious national awards process. It is very humbling to think that our efforts are worthy of such praise, but it means a lot to our small legion of volunteers and we are grateful for the accolade"