Understanding Disability Awards 2017

Nominate somebody who makes that extra effort now!

The 24th Annual Awards, promoted by the Understanding Disability Group, will be presented in six categories: Volunteer, Teacher/Learning Support Assistant (LSA) or School/College, Local group, Employer, Child or group of children and a Professional.  The awards recognise the active engagement and commitment of integrating people with learning disabilities in the community.


Details of the criteria, including a copy of the nomination form are available from Hasina Kaderbhai tel: 029 2056 5917 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, 26 May 2017.


Applicants need to demonstrate how a person with a learning disability has been included in the community, what steps have been taken to overcome discrimination and the methods used to encourage good practice.


Winners will be presented with a plaque and/or certificate at an Awards Ceremony in the Autumn.  Last year, the Awards recipients were: 

  • Bozena Solska of Maindee Primary School, (Teacher/Learning Support Assistant - School Category)
  • Newport People First Golden Oldies Group – (Local Group)
  • Tracy Pallant, Into Film – See it Make it (Professional Category)
  • Cardiff & Vale University Health Board (Employer Category) and
  • Wave Project Cymru of Port Talbot (Volunteer Category)


The Understanding Disability Group is an initiative of Cardiff & the Vale Parents Federation and includes representation from Cardiff Council, the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Local Health Board and Voluntary Organisations.

For further information please contact:

Hasina Kaderbhai  Tel: 029 56 5917 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our sponsors: