the promoting independence awards

7th Aug 2017

now accepting nominations!

The eleventh Promoting Independence Awards are now open for entries.

This year Cymorth are encouraging nominations from far and wide: those within the supported housing sector and those who work alongside it. Judging will take place in October, and the awards ceremony will be held in Cardiff on 1 December.

The awards are an opportunity for the sector to get recognition for its vital work over the preceding year. The examples of winners and nominees will be used throughout the following year to improve practice and raise awareness of new approaches.

Awards nominations are open until 6 October 2017. Please forward this across your organisation and more widely to your networks.

Visit the website now or keep reading to learn about the different award categories.

Showcase Award for Homelessness Prevention - more info
This year, the focus is on helping those with complex needs, but the award is open to any organisation or service that works to prevent homelessness.

Showcase Award for Personal Achievement - more info
Organisations can nominate individuals who have used services and overcome barriers, whose stories may inspire others - the most important award of the evening.

Inspirational Colleague Award - more info
Nominate someone who demonstrates passion and dedication in their work, and supports people to achieve, winning the appreciation of both clients and colleagues. 

Employment, Training and Skills Award - more info 
For services or organisations that have demonstrated how they help service users access employment, training or skills - and the positive outcomes which were achieved as a result.

Involvement &; Engagement Award - more info

Which organisations have demonstrated how people they support can help to influence services and their delivery? Creative, effective approaches sought - formal and informal.

Working in Partnership Award - more info

This award is for collaborative or co-produced service delivery, across areas, sectors, organisations, or client groups, benefiting the people who use these services.

Service Innovation Award - more info

Which services have demonstrated exciting new methods, innovative in design, technology or practice, improving outcomes, efficiency, and/or person-centred working. 

The Excellent Commissioning Award - more info

For local authorities or other commissioning bodies who demonstrate excellent practice in their commissioning. If you've had a positive experience of commissioning, or if a commissioner has tried a new, more effective process for managing your service, or the way they work has made a positive difference, nominate either the department or an individual.