Scope has launched its second Scope Disability Equality Awards, inviting the public to nominate people across the UK who are working every day to end disability inequality.
The awards celebrate the achievements of individuals, community groups, businesses, media, celebrities and social media influencers. Equality champions who are paving the way in championing disability equality, challenging attitudes and bringing about social change, such as last year’s Young Campaigner winner Rhys Porter (pictured above).
Scope research has found that three in four disabled people have experienced negative attitudes and behaviour from others. The Scope Disability Equality Awards will shine a spotlight on those at the forefront of campaigning relentlessly for change.
Nominations close on October 6 and the awards will be judged by an independent and diverse panel of leading public and professional figures from the disability community.
The shortlist in the nine categories – Accessible Product, Inclusive Workplace, Campaign, Influencer, Journalist, Media Moment, Role Model, Purple Pioneer and Community Group - will be announced in the new year and the awards ceremony will take place in London in Spring 2024.
To nominate someone for a Scope Disability Equality Award, visit: www.scopeawards.co.uk/nominate/ .