Seacole's Kerri Walker shortlisted for award

Seacole's Kerri Walker shortlisted for award

Turning Lives Around’s Seacole team member – Kerri Walker - has been nominated for a Child Friendly Leeds Award in the Adult Making a Difference category!

Kerri has received city-wide recognition for her hard work helping to improve the lives of vulnerable young people through housing, daily practicalities and independent living.

Seacole's Kerri has fought off fierce competition from across Leeds as a record number of nominations were received, with just under 600 nominations being made across the eight award categories.

Turning Lives Around’s (TLA) Seacole Scheme provides young person’s emergency access to accommodation for clients aged between 16 and 24 who are homeless.  Those in need of support are quickly referred to the Seacole access intensive support environment where the dedicated Seacole team help to develop essential life skills and lead healthy, independent lives.

In its 6th year, the annual Child Friendly Awards ceremony will take place in February this year to celebrate the hard work that is happening across the city to make Leeds the best place for children and young people to grow up in.

Janet Spencer, TLA CEO, said: “I am delighted that Kerri is receiving recognition for her hard work and hopes this highlights the difference our staff at Seacole make.  Our Seacole Scheme aims to immediately assess clients’ personal and safeguarding needs, and this could not be done without the patience and dedication of Seacole staff members like Kerri.

“Turning Lives Around prevents homelessness through a series of pioneering interventions and it’s great to see our standard of excellence and devotion to reduce homelessness be proven by such a prestigious award.”

For more information please visit the Child Friendly Leeds Awards page on the Child Friendly Leeds website here: https://www.leeds.gov.uk/childfriendlyleeds/cfl-awards