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The winners of the Sovereign Healthcare Awards 2019 have been announced

On Thursday 5th December, Bradford & District Disabled People's Forum (BDPF) held the Disability History Month 2019, Celebration Event at the Bradford Hotel, which was attended by over 100 people from across the Bradford District.

At the celebration event, the winners were announced in the Sovereign Healthcare Awards 2019, which was opened with a few words about Disability: Leadership, Resistance and Culture by Mr Jon Hammond, HM Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire.

  • Best Practice in Employment Award – VITAL
  • Health and Wellbeing Award - Shipley and Saltaire Wellbeing Services
  • Make a Difference Award – SNOOP
  • Disabled Persons Award - Sam Murray
  • Organisations or Community Group Award - Ataxia Self-help Group
  • Accessibility Venue Award – The Bradford Hotel
  • Outstanding Contribution Award - Real Safeguarding Stories

You can find out more about the winners of this year's Sovereign Healthcare Awards by clicking here

The awards were presented by Mr Jon Hammond, HM Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire along with representatives from:

Equality Together - Disabled Persons Award

Positive Minds / Age UK Bradford District - Best Practice in Employment Award

Michelle Taylor, People CANr - Make a Difference Award

People First Keighley and Craven (PFKC) - Health and Wellbeing Award

Emmerson on behalf of BDPF - Organisations or Community Group Award

Mark Griffin, Bradford Council - Outstanding Contribution Award

Emmerson on behalf of BDPF - Accessibility Venue Award

Following the Sovereign Healthcare Awards 2019 ceremony, the Real Safeguarding Stories Video – ‘Annie’s Story, was shown.

The video tells the real-life story of how Annie who is vulnerable adult with special educational needs loves her work placement at a café.

After a while Annie's parents agree she needs to travel independently to work, on the bus. But from the first attempt, the journey becomes a nightmare as she is harassed and bullied by other passengers.

In spite of the abuse, she carries on, scared of losing her job and worried about telling her parents.

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