Person We Support Takes Home Skills and Learning Award20 May 2019
We are delighted to celebrate the outstanding achievement and success of Kyle Garden, supported by our colleagues in Wardend, Moray, at the 2019 Scottish Learning Disability Awards on Friday 17th May.
Supported by dedicated colleagues in Moray, Kyle Garden took home the award for Skills and Learning for his transition into independent living over the past year. Project Leader at Cornerstone, Gemma Taylor, who works closely with Kyle said, “Kyle's journey has been a huge inspiration to the team at Wardend Place and Cornerstone as a support provider. Most days, he pushes us all to think differently about the support we provide and has encouraged a positive risk taking environment for all in the Moray Branch.”
On the night of the awards, SCLD Chief Executive, Charlie McMillan, said, “The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability is delighted to host the Scottish Learning Disability Awards. The awards recognise the talents and achievements of people with learning disabilities, and the people who work with and for them. Kyle Garden is a perfect example of this, and he thoroughly deserves the recognition of being a winner at the wards. His achievements highlight the contribution that people with learning disabilities can make to their community when they are given the right opportunities and support to realise their hopes and ambitions.”
Hosted by the Scottish Commission for Learning Disability, the Learning Disability Awards included eight award categories which were centred around the Learning Disability Week theme, ‘Community – Active, Connected, Included‘.
Other award categories included Creative Communities, Community Champion, Community Enterprise, Sport Achievement and Volunteering in your Community. Nominees for the awards included several individuals from a range of organisations throughout Scotland. To learn more about Kyle's journey, click the link below.