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First-ever ‘People We Support Awards’ a success


Outstanding achievements were recognised at the Our Voice Conference on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th September.

On Saturday, after various presentations, including an overview the ‘Down Memory Lane’ initiative, which brought old and young together, it was time to party.

The next day was one of celebrating achievements with a number of people we support receiving their ASDAN certificates.

Our first-ever People We Support Awards were next. With 12 categories there was a lot to recognise and applaud. Well done to all the winners listed below.

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Members of Our Voice hosted the Awards.

Sports Achievement:

Conor, Adult Service, TouchBase Ayrshire

Community Award:

One Giant Leap Lanarkshire – Down Memory Lane Event

Creative Group Award:

One Giant Leap Glasgow – Monday Group’s Scarecrow Project

Sense Scotland Champion:

Alison, Coatbridge Housing Support Services

Fundraiser of the Year Award:

Sacha, Adult Service, TouchBase Ayrshire

Creative Individual Award:

Adam, Adult Service and One Giant Leap Glasgow

Inspirational Individual Award:

Shelley, One Giant Leap Lanarkshire

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Sports Award winner Conor.

Volunteer of the Year Award:

Jordan, One Giant Leap and Our Voice Glasgow

Personal Development Award:

Leanne, East Kilbride Housing Support

Social Impact Award:

Ben, One Giant Leap Lanarkshire

Thoroughly Nice Person Award:

Gerard, One Giant Leap, Our Voice and Adult Service Glasgow

People’s Award

This award was won by someone who, throughout the whole judging process, impressed through their thoughtfulness, determination, integrity, enthusiasm and helpful nature. The winner was Ian.

Thank you to everyone who made the event such a success.

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Ian won the People’s Award.

A closer look at Malawi


I have a crick in my neck. Every time I think about Malawi, and all the things I’ll be trying to see out of my truck window when I visit, my hands go to my neck.

Darius drops in to concert


Singer Darius visited Sense Scotland’s TouchBase Glasgow and took part in the annual Christmas Concert.

Young people get animated


A film made by One Giant Leap Dundee in collaboration with Dundee Contemporary Arts has had its premiere.

Learning disability charities become Carer Positive employers


ENABLE Scotland and Sense Scotland have been awarded Carer Positive status. The Carer Positive scheme is operated by Carers Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government and is awarded to employers who introduce working practices that aims to make life easier for those who have caring responsibilities.

Brushing up on qualifications


Almost 40 people were presented with hard-earned ASDAN awards at Sense Scotland’s recent graduation ceremony for the people they support.

Changing lives in Malawi


Funding of more than £1.2 million has been secured by Sense Scotland from the Scottish Government’s Malawi Development Fund to continue its life-changing work which supports the development of inclusive education in Northern Malawi.

Volunteer friendly award gained


Sense Scotland is delighted to have gained the ‘Volunteer Friendly Award’ from Volunteer Dundee for our Early Years activities.

Ken Buchanan is knockout draw


Ex-boxer Ken Buchanan MBE, an inductee in to the International Boxing Hall of Fame, will be a knockout draw for the crowds attending Sense Scotland’s Festival of Fun this month.

Swapping Scandinavia for Scotland


Sense Scotland were honoured to host a two-day meeting of the Nordic Cognition Network in TouchBase Glasgow this week.