Among those nominated from East Kent Mencap were Emma Croucher, Tristan Kennedy, Chris Porter, Della Heaton, Matt Lebon, Tim Birchley, John Nuttall and all managers and support staff at Arkley Road in Herne Bay.
Kent County Council Cabinet Member, Graham Gibbens, said: “I’m glad that Kent County Council was able to recognise the companies, services and people who go the extra mile to help give people with a learning disability more choice, improved independence and access to their communities.”
The People’s Award went to Tanya Post, the Joint Chair of the Thanet District Partnership Group. Tanya has played a leading role in encouraging people with a learning disability to register to vote and has shared her experience in promoting voting with others from all over the country.
The Kent Learning Disability Partnership Board (KLDPB) have groups across Kent where people with a learning disability, their families and carers can talk about the things that are important to them. For more information about the KLDPB, click here.[Paul Wrynne]