06 Sep '11, 8am

Using Social Enterprise to Connect the Homeless | Social Enterprise via @justmeans

Using Social Enterprise to Connect the Homeless | Social Enterprise via @justmeans

Last year Ben Richardson was acknowledged for his social enterprise drive when he was named the overall winner of the Talk Talk Digital Heroes Awards . TalkTalk is a UK phone, mobile and broadband provider who runs this annual award with Citizens Online to find people who use digital technology to do fantastic things for their communities. Ben works for The Connections at St Martin's in London, a homeless organisation providing specialist services and support to over 200 people in central London daily; and the digital media group that he set up to help its members express themselves won first prize. Overall there are 12 winners, one from each region of the UK who are voted by the public and win 5,000 for their digital projects, with the overall winner getting 10,000. Homeless people are often invisible, living in social isolation and suffering from traumatic issues. At The...

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