Lincoln volunteers shortlisted for National Learning Disability and Autism Award!

Service commissioner Mick Skipworth at Lincolnshire County Council nominated the group in recognition of their achievements in helping to “revitalise” Lincolnshire’s Learning Disability Partnership. In the past year, they have:

  • Educated GPs about learning disability.
  • Addressed the Lincolnshire Council Health Scrutiny Committee.
  • Represented the Partnership at a national conference.
  • Produced a video to champion equal rights.

​They have worked with:

  • JUST Lincolnshire, to deliver hate crime awareness training to their peers.
  • SW Lincolnshire CCG, to keep Transforming Care and annual health checks on the agenda.
  • Lincolnshire Police, to improve the complaints service provided to people with learning difficulties.

Mick Skipworth said: “The selflessness shown by this group of people, and their determination to build a better future for others, has reaped enormous rewards.”

Nominee David B. said: “It has definitely helped me to gain more confidence within myself, being able to stand up at meetings and give presentations to groups, it has given me the little bit of knowledge to get my voice out there so that people in my position aren’t afraid to speak up for themselves.”

On the 28th June, David and his colleagues will be joining nominees from across the social care sector in England & Scotland, including private, statutory and voluntary organisations, at a gala dinner in Birmingham where the winners will be announced. The event will be hosted by actor and campaigner Sally Phillips. Watch this space for photos of the event!

Huge congratulations to Jenny, Amy, Lorraine, James, David B. and David S. and the rest of the Service User Involvement Team. We will keep our fingers crossed for you!