Queen's Award for Voluntary Service


We're proud to announce that, as a charity, we have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The prestigious award recognises excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community and has previously been received by charities such as Age UK and The British Red Cross. 

Since we were founded in 1990, volunteers have played a crucial role within the organisation. Each member of the team is dedicated to ensuring the charity’s services can operate effectively and is committed to ‘preventing homelessness and transforming lives’.

Our co-founder, Sheila Meaning, was also honoured on the same day, with the British Empire Medal, for the support of those who are homeless in Watford.

Chairman of Trustees, John Ford commented, 'New Hope has such a wonderful team of volunteers and we know just how important they are to our work. We are absolutely delighted that this dedicated and committed group of people have been recognised and honoured in this way'.

Ian Masters