The seventh No Barriers, The Mike Oborski Awards scheme is now underway and nominations are invited for people and organisations that go the extra mile for people with disabilities.
At the event in October, awards will be presented to individuals, businesses and community groups that have significantly improved access, service or employment possibilities for local people with disabilities.
Cllr Fran Oborski, Chairman of the No Barriers, The Mike Oborski Awards said
"The scheme has been well supported over the years and we are hoping that 2014 will be no exception. We encourage everyone whatever their situation or role in life, to spend a few moments thinking about their recent experiences out and about in the area.
“Have you noticed an individual, a community group or a business that has gone the extra mile to support people with disabilities? This could be anything from a small local cafe providing extra space to manoeuvre wheelchairs through to an organisation being extra supportive to someone who needs it.
“These awards are not for people who support those with disabilities as part of their day job. They are for those in all walks of life who go the extra mile for people with disabilities because it’s the right thing to do.
“There are lots of examples of support and service provided over and above the standard rules and regulations but they are rarely publicly acknowledged. Please nominate the people providing these for a No Barriers, The Mike Oborski Award either online or in paper form. It is completely free to enter and is really valued by award winners who display the No Barriers sticker and certificate in their premises."
This year, the scheme - supported by The Kidderminster Shuttle - is tying in with the Government backed Accessible Britain Challenge which aims to motivate communities to do more to be inclusive and accessible and to remove barriers that get in the way of disabled people being full and active participants in their community.
A panel comprising of representatives of local private and public sector organisations will judge the nominations for the No Barriers, The Mike Oborski awards.
The awards event will be held at the Wyre Forest Community Housing Group offices, Foley Grove, Kidderminster on Friday 24 October 6.00pm - 8.00pm.
Nominate online or pick up a nomination form at the Worcestershire Hub at Kidderminster Town Hall, your local library or the Wyre Forest Community Housing Group offices.
The closing date for nominations is Friday 26 September 2014.