National Advocacy Awards here we come!Posted on 12th October 2016 by Jo Ivens
We’re on tenterhooks here in the office as four of our staff team are travelling up to Birmingham for the National Advocacy Awards. We are delighted that Impetus staff and services were shortlisted in two separate categories, looking forward to the winners being announced tonight.
Our Interact Senior Advocate Rachel B is in the final three for Outstanding Advocate Award.
The organisers say: This category recognises people who truly make a difference to the world through their advocacy practice. We are looking to celebrate individuals whose contribution has directly led to improvements or change for people or organisations. This could be someone who has:
consistently gone above and beyond what is expected
made a difference over a period of time
raised standards within the sector
shown extraordinary committment and passion for advocacy
reached out to and worked with individuals/communities who have previously had barriers to accessing advocacy support
Our Macmillan-Impetus Cancer Advocacy service is in the final three for the Equality and Diversity Award.
The organisers say: Equality and Diversity is about making sure that people from all communities are included and treated fairly. We want to hear from services leading the way in serving diverse communities, forming partnerships with community organisations and supporting a diverse staff group and volunteers.
Equality is a legal framework to protect against discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people with protected characteristics. Diversity is the valuing of our individual differences and talents, creating a culture where everyone can participate, thrive and contribute.
We’re going to be tweeting from the event, follow us on Twitter and Facebook or search for the hashtag #advocacyawards