Practitioner Awards 2017

Practitioner Awards 2017

photo of awardsThese awards recognise and celebrate outstanding practice in the field of supported employment in the UK. Their focus is on promoting the remarkable work that goes on across the country to help people with disabilities, and other disadvantages, get the support they want to achieve their work aspirations and retain paid employment.

Please contact us if you're interested in sponsoring one of these awards. Details are available here.

  • Team of the Year
  • Practitioner of the Year
  • Innovative Practice
  • Best Employer Practice (Sponsored by Working Links)
  • David Grainger Award

The David Grainger Award and the Best Employer Practice Award are only open to entrants based within the South and South East of England, London and East Anglia. 

Who can nominate?

Service users, parents and carers, employers, supported employment agencies, advocates, colleagues, managers or delivery partners can all nominate individuals, teams and employers for these awards. All nominations must be accompanied by supporting statements.

How can I nominate someone?

You can nominate someone by submitting a completed nomination form. All entries must be accompanied by a statement from the manager of the employment service and, where appropriate, by statements from an employer and/or customer of the service. Entries must be received by 30 September 2017.

Please complete the attached nomination form and send it, together with completed statements to  Nominations should be completed and submitted as Word documents so that they can be shared amongst the judging panel.

Who will decide who wins the award?

The award will be judged by a panel representing both BASE and the sponsors of the awards.

Is there a prize?

The Practitioner of the Year and Innovation Awards carry a prize of £500. All award winners will receive a certificate and trophy. The awards will be presented at the conference dinner in Brighton on 8 November and winners will be offered overnight accommodation for themselves and a guest.

Further information

Please contact Huw Davies if you have any queries.

Tel. 01204 880733