News & Events


Penrose Roots Wins Community Award

17th October 2019

One of our Community Based Recovery services, Penrose Roots, won the prestigious, Community Project of The Year award at the Luton & Bedfordshire annual Community Awards ceremony last Friday 11th […]

Brook Drive Bathroom Updated Thanks to Generous Donation

16th July 2019

Equinox’s Alcohol and Substances Detoxification service Brook Drive, now has a fully refurbished accessible bathroom thanks to the kind generosity of AXIS through the AXIS foundation. Axis secured funding from […]

Annual Cycle Walk & Talk event for Mental Health Awareness Week

15th May 2019

Following a successful event last year, Penrose Luton are holding a “Cycle Walk & Talk” event on 15th May 2019  To support Mental Health Awareness Week (13th – 19th May […]

View our latest Gender Pay Gap report

3rd October 2018

Click here to view our latest Gender Pay Gap report

Penrose win new service in Croydon!

9th May 2018

Penrose is excited to announce that we have been chosen to work with Croydon CCG to deliver their new Community Forensic Mental Health Step-Down Service. This is an amazing opportunity […]

CEO Gill Arukpe awarded Women in Health Award

12th October 2017

On behalf of the Trustees and Senior Management Team we are delighted to announce that  Penrose CEO Gill Arukpe has been named Best Social Rehabilitation Services CEO – UK in the Global […]

Smoothie Anyone?

28th September 2017

 Penrose Criminal Justice Service staff hosted their first Fitness and Wellbeing day for Service Users and staff at our vibrant Wembley Community Hub today. Supporting our CJS Service Users to […]

Penrose Service Centres to become Psychologically Informed Environments

15th May 2017

Penrose has begun the implementation of a Psychologically Informed Environment framework across all of its Service Centres in the UK. The purpose of a psychologically informed environment is to enable […]

Penrose Luton Awarded £5k by Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation

26th April 2017

Our Penrose Luton team was thrilled recently to hear that they have been awarded £5k by the Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundations’ London Luton Airport Ltd Fund to support one […]

Penrose Luton Roots to Recovery project shortlisted for award

3rd November 2016

We are thrilled to announce that our Luton based Roots to Recovery project has been shortlisted for a Luton Best Award. The awards have been running since 2010 and recognise […]

Penrose conference facilitates development of practical solutions to address discrimination in mental health

20th October 2016

Men of African and Caribbean heritage are up to 6.6 times more likely to be admitted as inpatients or detained under the Mental Health Act, indicating a systemic failure to […]

Penrose Chief Executive named ‘Most Influential Businesswoman 2016 – North London’, by Acquisition International

27th June 2016

Congratulations to our very own Chief Executive Gill Arukpe who has been named ‘Most Influential Businesswoman 2016 – North London’ by Acquisition International Magazine. Acquisition International Magazine’s 2016 Influential Businesswoman […]

Come and join the Carnival fun in Luton!

7th May 2016

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary on the 29th May 2016 at Wardown Park, Luton. For more details:  Luton International Carnival 2016


5th April 2016

Following a public vote in Tesco’s Bags of Help scheme, the Penrose Roots to Recovery Garden has been awarded the maximum grant of £12,000. Penrose Roots is a therapeutic growing […]

How can social care professionals grow the best services?

29th March 2016

Read the full story written by Penrose board member Ewan King by clicking here.

Festive celebrations at Penrose services in Luton

22nd December 2015

We have three Christmas stories from Penrose services in Luton, to brighten up the darkest month of the year! For all who are celebrating, we wish you a very happy Christmas. Thank […]

Redbridge IOM

27th October 2015

Penrose is pleased to announce that we will be delivering the IOM Accommodation based and Floating Support Service in LB Redbridge from November 2015. More details to follow…

Martin Dalby is the Innovation Award winner!

21st September 2015

‘It is with great pride that we can announce that Martin Dalby has won this years Innovation award from Sayer Vincent for his work on establishing the Social Interest Group. […]

Sayer Vincent Financial Leadership Awards

15th September 2015

We are delighted to announce that the Social Interest Group has been short listed for the Innovation section of the Sayer Vincent Financial Leadership Awards. Our Deputy Chief Executive Officer […]

Happy Birthday to ‘The House’!

27th August 2015

Background ‘The House’ is a 5-bed residential unit for vulnerable women. Its aim is to successfully rehabilitate & reintegrate the women back into the community and independent living. The service […]