Sense Awards categories

Nominations are now closed for the Sense Awards 2021.

Nominations are now closed for the Sense Awards 2021.

The winners of the Sense Awards 2021 will be announced in November.

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Want to say a massive thank you to anyone who's made a positive change for disabled people? Or want to celebrate amazing things that a person with complex disabilities has achieved during the pandemic?

Take a look below at the categories for the Sense Awards, or find out more about the categories for Sense staff.

Categories

Person of the Year

There are millions of people living in the UK with complex disabilities, requiring high levels of support with aspects of their everyday life. This award recognises an individual who has achieved a great personal feat or overcome a significant challenge.

Young Person of the Year

This award recognises a young person, under the age of 25, who has complex disabilities, and has had an exceptional year. Nominees may have overcome a significant challenge or achieved a great personal feat.

Young Sibling of the Year

Siblings play a huge role in the lives of their brothers and sisters with disabilities – in their social lives, supporting with their care, advocating for them, and in helping them develop new skills. Nominees for this award may have taken on extra responsibilities, shown exceptional understanding for their age, or created social or learning opportunities for their brother or sister.

Family Carer of the Year

There are 6.5 million carers in the UK, and this award seeks to recognise and celebrate them, shining a light on someone exceptional, who has gone above and beyond to care and support their loved one.

Volunteer of the Year

This award recognises a person that has shown tremendous commitment and dedication through their volunteering to support people with complex disabilities.

Campaigner of the Year

This award recognises an individual who has championed the rights of people living with complex disabilities, at a local or national level. They may have petitioned to improve accessibility in their local high-street, campaigned with Sense on tackling loneliness, or engaged with MPs about improving social care.

Fundraiser of the Year

This award recognises the individuals or teams who have gone out of their way to raise money for causes that support people with complex disabilities.

Parliamentarian of the Year

This award recognises the work of a parliamentarian in promoting positive change for people with complex disabilities.

Journalist of the Year

This award recognises the best of media reporting, reflecting the experiences of disabled people in modern Britain. Nominees have raised the profile of disability issues and provoked thought and debate.

Business of the Year

This award recognises a business or organisation that has dedicated its time, resource and skills to improve the lives of people with complex disabilities.