Una Padel Award

Una Padel, our director until 2006, was a tireless campaigner for social justice and penal reform. Her undisputed integrity and determined commitment to treating people with decency and respect was an inspiration to those who knew her.

We come across many organisations and people working in the criminal and social justice sectors. We are often struck by their dedication and achievements, which often go unrecognised.

The Una Padel Award was launched in 2007 to recognise the outstanding contribution made by organisations and individuals and to ensure that Una's values, dedication and commitment continue to encourage and inspire others.


The Una Padel Award 2012

The Individual Prize winner was Liz Ropschitz at Recoop. Kristiana Wrixon at the National Stalking Helpline was highly commended.

The Organisation Prize went to the Migrant Helpline. The Shekinah Mission was highly commended.


The Una Padel Award 2011

The Individual Prize winner was Justin Coleman at 2nd chance. Frank Mullane at Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse was highly commended.

The Organisation Prize went to Birth Companions. Ex-cell solutions was highly commended.


No prizes were awarded in 2010


The Una Padel Award 2009

The Individual Prize winner was Paul Harrison, Systematic Abuse of Males (SAM). Kay Rawlinson, HMP Stocken Volunteer and PC Richard Harwin, Mental Health Intervention Officer, London Borough of Hackney were highly commended.

The Organisation Prize went to Survivors of Domestic Abuse (SODA). Switchback, Play Bus Service, Sure Start, Doncaster and Age Concern Older Offenders Project (ACOOP) were highly commended.


The Una Padel Award 2008

The Individual Prize winner was Anne Dunlop at Prisoners' Families and Friends. Jane Brown, West Sussex, Drug and Alcohol Action Team, Families and Friends Project, Richard Nicholls, formerly of Ormiston Children and Families Trust, Paul Fogg, HMP Manchester and Ann Creighton, Prisoners' Education trust were Highly commended.

The Organisation Prize went to Just for Kids Law. St Vincent's Housing, Learning and Guidance, The Well, Headway, South East London and North West Kent, Social Rehabilitation Centre and Escaping Victimhood were Highly commended.


The Una Padel Award 2007

The Individual Prize winner was Mrs Gillian Margaret Butler at Yarl's Wood Befrienders. Sue Pearce at HMP Low Newton Highly and Emma Hunter, The Community Passport Project, Polmont YOI Scotland were highly commended.

The Organisation Prize went to Prison Chat UK. The Prison Phoenix Trust and The DoVes Project at HMP/YOI Doncaster were highly commended.