The DWP Accessible Britain Challenge (ABC) of 2015 has now announced those shortlisted for the award. An award ceremony celebrating the work of the winners will be held at the House of Commons on the 12th March 2015.
The nominations for the awards were made by individual disabled people or disabled people’s organisations. Nominations received had to demonstrate how the organisations put forward encouraged disabled people to get more involved in their communities, and/or how disabled people benefitted from such local projects, initiatives, services or social activities.
The ABC Awards highlights the huge contribution disabled people make to the UK, including having a spending power of 212 billion each year.
Of the sixty-six nominations, 12 organisations were shortlisted for awards across four categories. Those categories are:
- improved mobility,
- innovative use of buildings, spaces and places,
- safer neighbourhoods, and
- Inclusive social activities.
The ABC Awards aims to promote unique ideas and designs that will benefit disabled people across the UK, making it an outstanding contribution to an inclusive and an accessible community around Britain.
A Disability Action Alliance member Attitude is Everything has been listed as one of the 12 shortlisted ABC award finalists under the Inclusive Social Activities category. Attitude is Everything aims to improve the lives of deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry and accessible community around Britain.
Mark Harper the Minister of State for Disabled People commented that ‘Through the Accessible Britain Challenge Awards we aim to recognise them for their efforts as well as raise awareness and motivate others organisations to follow suit. I wish all the nominees the best of luck and congratulate them for the fantastic work they are doing in their communities’.
For more information about those shortlisted, please click here.