BASE members receive awards for their work

Two BASE members, Pembrokeshire County Council and Vision Products, have received awards for their Disability Confident work. The awards were presented on 5th February by the Department of Work and Pensions at the Hospitality Wales Confident about Disability Awards.

Pembrokeshire County Council has been named an ‘Inspirational Employer’ at the Cardiff ceremony for Welsh employers. 

It recognises the Council’s achievement not only in becoming the first local authority in Wales to achieve the Disability Confident Leader status but also the work that it has done through Norman Industries and Workways+ to support people with disability and long term health conditions to gain paid work. Norman Industries is the Haverfordwest-based Supported Business employing people with disabilities.

The award was collected by Karen Davies (pictured) - project manager for the Council’s supported employment projects - and Rachel Bailey who was a Workways+ participant but now works for the Authority as a Learning Disability Champion for Employability.

Vision Products, a Supported Business managed through Rhondda Cynon Taf Council, were presented with the Changing Lives Award.