Enable Wolverhampton Celebrate Breaking Barriers

On Friday 29th June, Enable attended an evening celebration event at Birmingham’s ICC, for The Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards (England & Scotland) along with over 750 people from the learning disabilities and autism sector.

Enable saw great success at the awards where they took home the ‘Breaking Down Barriers Award’ for their Wolverhampton Disability Employment Service. The team had originally been nominated for the award by Tom Denham, Head of Provider Services; ASC at Wolverhampton City Council and they had managed to take the lead over 11 other nominees in order to win. Enable received the award for their ongoing efforts to break down barriers to employment for people with disabilities.

Vicki Williams, Head of Enable Wolverhampton said: “There are no barriers in our thinking and we will work though, round and over challenged when we face them.”

The awards represent all areas of care and support for people with learning disabilities and autism within the care sector, whether it be young or older people, supporting people in their own homes, the residential care sector or the voluntary sectors. From frontline staff such as care workers and care managers to people who have made an impact in other ways such as training and innovation. Guests at the event represented all areas of the sector, the one thing these individuals had in common was that they epitomised the unsung heroes of our communities. Without such individuals, quality, person centred support for people with a learning disability would fail. The purpose of the Awards was to celebrate excellence across the sector and pay tribute to those who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

The gala dinner started in style with a drinks reception, followed by a superb gourmet meal and a powerful theatrical performance from the inspirational Baked Bean Company. The awards, which were hosted by TV personality and campaigner Sally Phillips, were followed by more celebrations and dancing into the night.