Nominations invited for Disability Awards 2017

Date published: 09/05/2017

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Nominations are now being invited for this year’s Understanding Disability Awards, which recognises individuals, groups, schools, children and employers who have made a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities. 

The 24th Annual Awards, promoted by the Understanding Disability Group, will be presented in six categories: Volunteer, teacher/Learning Support Assistant (LSA) or school/college, local group, employer, child or group of children and a professional.  The awards recognise the active engagement and commitment of integrating people with learning disabilities in the community.

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Do you know of:

  • an employer?

  • a teacher/Learning Support Assistant or school/ college?

  • a volunteer?

  • a local group or organisation?

  • a professional or a child /group of children or young people  who deserve  recognition?

The awards cover Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Newport and Bridgend.

Applicants need to demonstrate how a person with a learning disability has been included in the community, what steps have been taken to overcome discrimination and the methods used to encourage good practice.

Winners will be presented with a plaque and/or certificate at an awards ceremony in the Autumn.

The Understanding Disability Group is an initiative of Cardiff & the Vale Parents Federation and includes representation from Cardiff Council, the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board and voluntary organisations.

The closing date for nomination is Friday 26 May 2017.

Download application form here >>>

Details of the criteria, including a copy of the nomination form are available from Hasina Kaderbhai tel: 029 2056 5917.  Forms can also be downloaded from

For further information please contact: Hasina Kaderbhai  Tel: 029 56 5917 or email:


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