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No Barriers -The Mike Oborski Awards

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What are the 'No Barriers' Awards?

The aim of ‘No Barriers’ the Mike Oborski Awards is to recognise local businesses, organisations and individuals that have provided significant access, service or employment possibilities for people with disabilities within the Wyre Forest district. ‘People with a disability’ includes those individuals with physical disabilities, learning disabilities visual impairments hearing impairments and mental health difficulties.

Nominations can be submitted by anyone who feels that the business, organisation or individual deserves recognition for their extra special commitment to inclusive access. This can be shown in different ways such as whether an organisation has accessible entrances, adequate parking facilities, clear easy to read signs, and easy to access toilets. Helpfulness and friendliness towards customers is another key factor.

The awards panel look for a clear commitment of employees or volunteers to the needs of customers with disabilities. Equally, employment-friendliness is important.  Individuals and organisations who have demonstrated a commitment to employing or assisting the career development opportunities of people with disabilities will catch the eye of the award panel.

View the 2017 award winners.

The 'No Barriers' Awards Panel

The Award Panel considers the following factors:

  • Customer-friendliness
  • Accessibility
  • Employment Opportunities

If you have any enquiries about the ‘No Barriers’ the Mike Oborski Awards please contact us at Wyre Forest District Council on 01562 732786.

Who was Mike Oborski?    

Mike Oborski

The Mike Oborski 'No Barriers' Awards have been set up in the memory of Councillor Mike Oborski, who initiated this project.

Bez Barier LogoMike was Polish Honorary Consul for the West Midlands.The idea for the awards came from a similar scheme that runs in Gdynia, Poland. We are very grateful to the Mayor of Gdynia for kindly allowing us to use the Gdynia ‘Bez Barier’ logo.

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