SCoD STAR AWARDS 2016
We had our Awards Event on Tuesday 15th November.
The list of the winners and the runners-up are available here
and photographs of the event are available here.
Lifetime Achievement Award:
Ian Galloway – Lanarkshire Deaf Club
Ian has been a huge Deaf figure through his life in various ways: he played football and represented team GB in the Olympic games in Germany and New Zealand; he champions BSL and the importance of its use in the wider community; in 2003 he was founder and chairman of Lanarkshire Deaf club which has 230 members today.
Willie MacFadyen – Hayfield Support Services
In 2009, Willie was awarded social worker of the year award by the British Association of Social Workers in Scotland. He has been a social worker for over 35 years and has petitioned the Scottish Parliament in order to get more rights and services for people who are deaf and mental health problems.
Lillian Lawson – SCoD Honorary President
Over her career, Lilian has been a huge pioneer in BSL research. She has worked with the BDA, RNID and SCoD in order to increase access to rights for Deaf people. She has done remarkable work for the Deaf community and was the first Deaf person in Scotland to be awarded the OBE.
Dorothy McRobert – S.I.S.G Ayrshire
Dorothy has done a lot of work with Sensory Impaired Support Group charity, managing and running classes that teach people with sensory impairments useful communication skills, like lip reading and fingerspelling. She is one of the committed workers that make visits to deaf people who are home bound, in nursing homes and in hospitals.
Outstanding Achievement Award:
Sense Scotland is a charity that was started in 1985 by a small group of families pressing for services for their children, who were affected by deaf blindness. The organisation quickly grew and has successfully supported thousands of disabled people and their families throughout Scotland.
Sense Scotland’s Partners in Communication programme, funded by the Scottish Government, has been learning directly from people with communication support needs how to make communication more inclusive.
contactSCOTLAND is an on-line video relay interpreting service where Deal BSL users sign to the interpreter.
Hayfield offers very specialised and unique services to Deaf adults with additional, multiple and complex disabilities. Including mental health diagnoses, learning disability, autistic spectrum disorder and other lifelong conditions that challenge individuals socially, emotionally and physically.
Our sponsors for the event are:
The ALLIANCE (Scotland) is our Programme sponsor
NDCS Scotland is sponsoring our equipment for the event
Communication Support Sponsors are:
Department of Languages & Intercultural Studies
Children & Young People Achievement
Research & Development
Lifelong Learning Initiative
Advice, Innovation, Support & Services
Arts & Leisure
Category 1: Advice Innovation Support Services.
Action on Hearing Loss
Sensory Impaired Support Group (S.I.S.G.)
Category 2: Lifelong Learning Initiative
Alana Harper – Tayside Deaf Links
Ann Lavery – BSL OAP Group
Deafbase Dingwall Academy
Category 3: Children and Young People Achievement
Cranberry Tearoom Forward Vision
D/deaf Pupils Dingwall Academy
Deaf Sector Partnership YNAG
Category 4: Partnership Working
Helen Campbell-Deafblind Scotland & Chris Waite-Visibility Welfare Rights Team
Heriot Watt University – Justisigns Project
NHS Lothian Audiology
Stroke Sensory Champions
Category 5: Arts and Leisure
RNIB Scotland Visual Impairment Carers Café Team
Scottish Deaf Football Association
Category 6: Research and Development
Stephen Joyce – Deafblind Scotland
Stroke Vision Group
Glasgow Film Theatre – Visible Cinema
Category 7: Digital Innovation
West of Scotland Deaf Children’s Society
Category 8: Accessibility Champion
Christine Moroney – Forth Valley Sensory Centre
Glasgow Film Theatre
Margaret McLean – Ayrshire Hearing Impairment Service
We would like to take this opportunity to thank the organisations that have sponsored our event.