Wakefield District Health and Care Partnership have opened nominations for awards celebrating the achievements of people with learning disabilities during Learning Disability Week (19-25 June, 2023).

The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 22 June, with nominations currently open.

Nominees can be recognised for making a difference in their community, achieving personal goals, and promoting learning disability awareness.

There are six categories to nominate in: Making a Difference; Contribution to the Community; Promoting Learning Disability Awareness; Promoting Change; Most Creative; and Celebrating Achievements.

Cllr Maureen Cummings, Cabinet Member for Communities, Poverty and Health said: “I’d encourage people to get their nominations in for these awards which are a great way to recognise the achievements and abilities of people with learning disabilities.”

Nominations can be made online until 24 May, with nominees’ consent required for their participation in the ceremony.

The aim is to highlight the achievements of people with learning disabilities and challenge misconceptions about their abilities.

To nominate someone visit https://bit.ly/LDWNS23