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Latest Press Release

6th April 2021:

ProxyAddress gives stable addresses to UK’s homeless

ProxyAddress, is an initiative supported by Geovation and Ordnance Survey, which provides the homeless with a consistent, secure, and free address which they can use to access the support they need during periods of instability.

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Previous Press Release

22nd October 2020:

ProxyAddress announces ground-breaking trial for UK homeless as more than 1 in 20 think homelessness likely within six months

ProxyAddress announces the start of its pilot in the London borough of Lewisham today. The pilot - launched with partners including Barclays, Monese, Monzo, Crisis, and The Big Issue - is a landmark step in creating systemic change and will seek to establish ProxyAddress’ compliance with anti-fraud regulations by opening bank accounts using a ProxyAddress in place of a proof of address as part of the Financial Conduct Authority’s regulatory sandbox.

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About ProxyAddress

The address that follows you

Losing your home means losing your address. But in 21st century Britain, an address is not just a location – it’s a de facto form of ID; without one, people experiencing homelessness can be prevented from accessing vital services like maintaining or opening a bank account, applying for a job or a driving licence, accessing benefits, receiving post, or even registering with a GP.

ProxyAddress fixes the catch-22 of losing a permanent address by allowing those facing homelessness to “borrow” an existing address so they can access vital services.


BBC Business Coverage

2nd April 2021:

The BBC highlights the impact made by ProxyAddress during the coronavirus pandemic. You can view the story on the BBC website here.

Innovation in Politics Award for Human Rights

3rd December 2020:

ProxyAddress is awarded the European Innovation in Politics Award for Human Rights

Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards

30th September 2020:

ProxyAddress is honoured at the Fast Company Innovation in Design Awards in the Social Good category

The Big Issue Changemakers

5th January 2020:

ProxyAddress is named one of The Big Issue's Top 100 Changemakers 2020

Beazley Designs of the Year

11th September 2019:

ProxyAddress is named one of the Beazley Designs of the Year 2019, exhibited in the Design Museum and added to the Museum's permanent collection

RSA Catalyst Grant

17th July 2019:

ProxyAddress is awarded a Royal Society of Arts Catalyst Grant in recognition of its potential for social impact

RSA Economic Impact Accelerator

17th April 2019:

ProxyAddress is selected for the Royal Society of Arts' Economic Impact Accelerator in partnership with The Mastercard Centre for Inclusive Growth

Arts Foundation Futures Award

28th January 2019:

ProxyAddress was honoured at the Arts Foundation Futures Awards for Experimental Architecture at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London


23rd December 2018:

ProxyAddress is named one of the '18 things that made the world a better place' by WIRED

RIBA Presidents Medal for Research

6th December 2018:

ProxyAddress wins the Royal Institute of British Architects' Presidents Medal for Research

The London Conference

7th November 2018:

ProxyAddress is named one of the 'best new solutions for the capital’ at The London Conference

Architectural Association

1st November 2018:

ProxyAddress is presented in a guest lecture to the Architectural Association

D&AD Impact Awards

25rd September 2018:

ProxyAddress wins a prestigious pencil for Humanitarian Aid at the D&AD Impact Awards in New York

Geovation Programme

10rd September 2018:

ProxyAddress eceived the backing of the UK Government through the Geovation Programme, an Ordnance Survey initiative dedicated to supporting the innovative use of property and location data in partnership with HM Land Registry.

Houses of Parliament

2nd May 2018:

ProxyAddress is presented in the House of Commons to an audience of senior academics, parliamentarians, and policy makers as part of an event to examine how design can be embedded in housing policy