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The 2022 European Social Services Awards recognised the social services which have developed and implemented a new and innovative process, product, approach, model or programme that improves the services themselves or the lives of the populations they work with.

Discover the winners and shortlisted projects at the forefront of social innovation developing new, creative and inspiring solutions to a structural challenge, a deep-rooted problem or an emerging need.

The publication includes interviews with the 2022 Award winners:

Winner: Service Delivery 

The Access Hub. Simon Community, Scotland, UK

Winner: Workforce Support

Programme for Educational Innovation. Department of Education, Regional Government of Catalonia, Spain

Winner: Collaborative Practice

Multi-Disciplinary Group for the Prevention of Domestic Violence. Pomurje Social Work Centre & Association of Centres for Social Work, Slovenia

Winner: Technology Tool 

Effective Preventative Care Supported by AI. City of Helsingborg, Sweden

Winner: Research Project

DocRoom: Bringing Health Services Closer to Homeless People. Hungarian Charity Service of the Order of Malta, Hungary

Winner: Excellence Award

The Gaming Club. City of Gothenburg, Sweden