Sense Awards

The Sense Awards are your chance to celebrate the achievements of people with complex disabilities, as well as the people that support them and their families. Nominations are now closed.

Nominations are now closed for the Sense Awards 2021.

The past year has been challenging for everyone. This year's Sense Awards are the perfect opportunity to celebrate the obstacles people with complex disabilities have overcome due to the pandemic.

We'll also be able to say a massive thank you to those people and organisations who have gone above and beyond supporting disabled people and their families during this tough time.

Take a look at last year's Sense Awards winners.

Some of our previous winners have even been featured in the press – read about Sam, former Family Carer of the Year, Claire, who won Fundraiser of the Year and 2020's Volunteer of the Year, Maria.

Nathanial, a young man, is holiding a Sense award. He's walking away from the stage looking happy.
There's lots of special moments at the Sense Awards, like when Nathaniel won the Sibling of the Year award.

Who could I nominate for a Sense Award?

You were able to nominate people for:

  • Person of the Year
  • Young Person of the Year
  • Young Sibiling of the Year
  • Family Carer of the Year 
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Campaigner of the Year
  • Fundraiser of the Year
  • Parliamentarian of the Year
  • Journalist of the Year
  • Business of the Year

When will the winners be announced?

Our judges meet at the end of September with a shortlist announced in October. The winners of the Sense Awards 2021 will be announced in November.

Visit us on social media to keep up with the latest announcements and follow #SenseAwards.

Staff awards

Sense staff could nominate their colleagues to be recognised for their hard work. Find out more about the categories for Sense staff.