RespectAbility awards on display at County Hall

The plaques are on display outside the Council Chamber at County Hall, along with a short profile about each of the winners. The public is encouraged to come and visit the display and find out more about these well-deserved individuals.
The plaques are on display outside the Council Chamber at County Hall, along with a short profile about each of the winners. The public is encouraged to come and visit the display and find out more about these well-deserved individuals.
Published Friday, 30th November 2018

A new display dedicated to the seven winners of the RespectAbility awards is now available to the public.

The RespectAbility Project was established by The Monday Night Club and funded by National Lottery Fund to recognise adults with learning disabilities in Worcestershire, and celebrate their achievements.

The plaques are on display outside the Council Chamber at County Hall, along with a short profile about each of the winners. The public is encouraged to come and visit the display and find out more about these well-deserved individuals.

Helen Gill, co-founder of The RespectAbility Project said: "We're absolutely delighted that the plaques and all the information about the winners are going to be on display publically at County Hall in Worcester until the end of the year. We'd encourage everyone to pop by, see the display and follow the QR codes to their films."

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Cabinet Member with responsibility for Communities said: "I'm delighted that we can display these awards at County Hall. These seven people have achieved outstanding things not just in the local community, but nationally and that's inspiring for us all."

Winners of the awards include Rachel Barrett, who works for SpeakEasy NOW and Healthcheckers helping to improve facilities and services, Jenny Chesterman, a Special Olympics gold medal winner and Jessica Hiles, a published author who travels the country talking to schools about growing up with learning disabilities.

The display will be showcased until the end of the year.

To find out more about the winners, please visit: https://mondaynightclub.wordpress.com/respect-ability/