In 2016 our Project Lead won the Love Barrow Ambassador of the year award which was presented at our local Love Barrow Awards ceremony by Richard Rhodes, Police & Crime Commissioner. This is what he said:
“Trina Robson has worked in a social services and health related role in Barrow for over 30 years. Since her early adulthood Trina has worked as a social worker and mental health professional. Trina is a founder of, and leads, the ground-breaking Love Barrow families project which is working with a number of families with complex needs across the Barrow Borough area. This project is exploring ways of working which are attracting a great deal of attention locally, nationally and internationally. Many people and organisations are highlighting the Love Barrow families project as a great example of how social services and health should seek to develop for the future to deliver better services to people in need of support. Love Barrow families has put Barrow on the map for this work with well known and respected national organisations such as the Lankelly Chase Foundation, The Kings Fund and internationally the International Association for the Study of Attachment showing a great deal of interest and supporting the work.
Trina has been asked to present her work at the renowned Kings Fund, London; the prestigious Tavistock Clinic, London and to the International Association for the Study of Attachment conference in Miami, USA. She has also co-authored a book chapter and articles about her work in Barrow. The project has been written about on a number of websites and featured in The Guardian in October 2015. Alice Evans (Lankelly Chase Foundation) said in The Guardian of Love Barrow families “… we think it should be the blueprint for how Barrow and Cumbria can redesign services.”
Trina and Love Barrow families have been nominated twice in the Community Group/Project of the Year Award section of the Love Barrow Awards although has yet to be shortlisted. The project was also shortlisted in 2015 in the national Children and Young People Now Awards 2015 and attended the presentation ceremony in London”
We were very proud. The award took pride of place in our office