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Nominations are now open for an award scheme which recognises those that go the extra mile for people with disabilities.20190709No Barriers Final

The annual No Barriers, The Mike Oborski Awards is organised by Wyre Forest District Council. Residents may nominate any individuals, businesses and organisations that they feel go above and beyond.

Shortlisted nominees will be invited to a ceremony in November where winners will presented with an award to celebrate their achievements.

The awards are also open to those who have given particular consideration for the needs of all people within the community, for example nursing mothers.

Councillor Fran Oborski, Chairman of No Barriers, The Mike Oborski Awards said:

“This is the twelfth annual No Barriers award ceremony. Over the years I have seen a huge amount of generosity, compassion and kindness shown by residents to those in need of a helping hand.

“These awards are not aimed at people who support those with disabilities as part of their day job. They are for those who take it upon themselves to help people with disabilities because it’s the right thing to do. There are lots of examples of support and service provided over and above those required in standard rules and regulations but they are rarely publicly acknowledged.

“Previous winners can also be nominated again for the awards so please do re-nominate those who continue to break down barriers”.

A panel comprising of representatives from local private and public sector organisations will judge the nominations for the No Barriers, The Mike Oborski Awards.

Nominations can be made at www.wyreforestdc.gov.uk/nobarriers or by picking up a form at The Hub, Customer Service Centre, Kidderminster or Wyre Forest House. The closing date is Thursday 19 September 2019.

This year the awards are sponsored by The Community Housing Group, SM Lawson Solicitors and Councillor Fran Oborski. It will be held in the Council Chamber, Wyre Forest House, Kidderminster on Thursday 14 November 2019 at 6.00pm.