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Haven Diaries – We won! Digital Agenda Impact Awards

The winning moment!

I am delighted to announce that we won Digital Agenda’s 2020 Impact Awards for our digital tool – ‘You Matter – Realising its abuse’.

You Matter was created in collaboration with women accessing The Haven’s services and tech-for-good-focused digital agency Neontribe. The tool, which enables women to read real-life stories of domestic abuse and access support, was shortlisted in the social transformation category.

Preparing and submitting our application for this award was the best orientation that I could have had about the work that The Haven does and its impact on vulnerable women and children in Wolverhampton and beyond. I consider it my baptism of fire and I am immensely proud and thankful for this privilege.

I truly believe that You Matter encompasses The Haven’s vision to contribute to social transformation and make a positive impact in the lives of women who need our services, and I am happy that the judging panel agreed. You Matter was funded through a joint partnership between Comic Relief and The Department for Culture, as well as the Big Lottery Fund.

There are not enough words for me to express how nerve-wracking it was to face the judging panel and to try to make them believe in the impact of You Matter as much as the organisation does. Hopefully, this exposure will help us reach a wider audience and will encourage more women to seek help before they reach crisis point and become high risk.

We thank the judging panel from Paul Hamlyn Foundation and the team at Digital Leaders. for counting us worthy and for creating an amazing platform that has been a huge source of inspiration for everyone who was privileged enough to experience this virtual event. I came away convinced that the possibilities are endless when it comes to the role of technology in social impact, growth and transformation!

Pamilerin Beckley,  Impact Awards Panellist & Architect of Stories, The Haven

All thoughts shared are my own and not the views of my employer.

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