Over 100 people and services were nominated across the 5 categories. Congratulations to everyone who received nominations.
Advocacy Focus win Outstanding Service:
The judges wanted to recognise Advocacy Focus for exceptional quality within IMHA service delivery “Advocacy Focus implemented an opt out policy for automatic referral... IMHA referrals increased by over 400% in the first year and on average work with 268 detained patients per month”
Rachel Butt wins Outstanding Advocate:
The judges were really taken aback with Rachel's exceptional commitment in using the law to improve support for parents with LD“Rachel’s commitment has affected change that continues to grow in size and impact, changing lives locally and across the country, far beyond the normal reach of our charity”
Asist wins Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity:
Asist has achieved outstanding success in improving access to advocacy for people from BME communities "Due to Asist's hard work, 28% of generic referrals in 2015 were from people from BME communities.... the team have made a real difference to the lives of many vulnerable people from BME communities"
My Life My Choice wins Best Co-production:
My Life My Choice were chosen for embedding co-production through an exceptional number of activites right throughout the organisation "As users and beneficiaries of the charity our trustess with learning disabilities provide crucial insights, strong motivation, lived experience and often profoundly relevant perspectives that conventional boards of trustees often lack"