WE DID IT! WELCOME TO OUR SOCIAL.
I'm still trying to come back down to earth and wake up from this amazing dream weekend, launching the Socially Homes community and our new tech-for-good start up, together as one, at the office of the Prime Minister in Westminster.
I can't even begin to process the magnitude of what it actually means to align so many passionate and compassionate people, each so driven towards ending and preventing homelessness, each bringing an abundance of talent, skills, resources and diversity, each so excited to share.
Many people have followed me on this journey since it began, exactly ten years ago, when I handed in my notice at my local authority housing job and set off on the wobbly ride...
For a very long time, it was just me, a phone, a car (sometimes) and - of course - a dream.
I'm can't tell you what it felt like to arrive at the gates of Downing Street on Friday and see so many of the special people I've worked with, in so many different capacities over the last decade, waiting to greet me at the end of this mammoth relay race.
We said 5 years ago, we wanted to create the ultimate 'Good Soul Gathering to End Homelessness' - Well, if this isn't it, I honesty don't know what is.
I actually think I must be the most blessed person in the whole world to have ended up with this beautiful rainbow family around me, now working as one with a shared mission to end and prevent homelessness together, and make lasting, positive change.
I know we are going to achieve phenomenal things together over the coming months and years, and I cannot WAIT to see how many people we now go on to collectively help.
We are #OneTeamOneDream
We are #EndHomelessness
We are #HousingFirst
We are www.sociallyhomes.com
THANKYOU THANKYOU THANKYOU to everyone that has been part of creating this collaborative solution, there are many, many more people that are contributing masses, but aren't pictured here - it's going to take me a VERY long time to introduce and thank them all.
To join us, visit sociallyhomes.com/community
Can you actually BELIEVE we did this??!!