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When we launched The Herald Society Awards in 2008, our intention was to celebrate the dedication, the imagination and more importantly the vital impact of some of the best work taking place in the public and voluntary sector.
We felt that no other awards covered the full range of work by teams and individuals across the country in fields such as health, education, social services and charities. With limited space in The Herald’s Society section, we saw the need for another forum to recognise the vital contribution these groups make to the wellbeing of Scotland as a whole.
The importance of recognising achievements in the public and voluntary sector has seemed to grow in every successive year and last year’s event was no exception.
The awards took place on Wednesday, November 2 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow where our winners were announced.
For information on The Herald Society Awards 2017, please contact Cheryl Risk on 0141 302 7410 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure you are keeping up to date with all of the event details by following @HeraldEvents #societyawards16
Education Initiative of the Year Award
- Glasgow Kelvin College and Government Polytechnic for Women, Guntur, India – Bombay Mix: A Community College Partnership
- Glasgow City Council – Young Parent’s Support Base
- North Ayrshire Council – Interactive School Meals
- SkillForce Scotland – Dundee City Council, SkillForce & the Outward Bound Trust partnership ‘SkillBound’
- MCR Pathways – YGT by MCR Pathways – Winner
Community Project of the Year
- Calton Heritage and Learning Centre
- Greyfriars Garden – Haiku the Noo: Architecture and the Spaces in Between
- Isle of Luing Community Trust – The Atlantic Islands Centre – Winner
- South Seeds – Supporting migrants to understand our energy system
Health and Social Care Integration Award
- Linstone Housing Association – Community Connectors (Housing Hub)
- Marie Curie – The Marie Curie Glasgow City Fast Track Discharge
- Marie Curie – West Lothian Community Palliative Care Service – Winner
- Enable Scotland – All in Edinburgh
- Glasgow City Mission and partners – Glasgow Winter Night Shelter
- Ayrshire College – Winner
Older People’s Project Award
- Hearts & Minds – Elderflower Programme
- Contact the Elderly – Winner
- Edinburgh Leisure – Steady Steps – Commendation
- North Ayrshire Council (Housing Services) – Vennel Gardens
- City Property Markets – Sustainable Green Markets – Winner
- Keep Scotland Beautiful – #NeatStreets
- Ayrshire College – “Park Life” Dean Castle Country Park Development
- Glasgow Disability Alliance – Pathways for Change
- David Dougan – Ayrshire College – Get Kilmarnock Active
- Refuweegee – Winner
- ENABLE Scotland – #ENABLEtheVote
Young People’s Project Award
- Cycling UK, Cycling Scotland, Glasgow Bike Station and Play Scotland – Play on Pedals
- Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire PACE teams in partnership with CELCIS – Winner
- Action for Children Scotland, in partnership with Police Scotland and Glasgow City Council
Herald Society Worker Award
- Phyllis Craig – Clydeside Action on Asbestos
- Jacqui Taylor – Lifelink
- Dr Charlotte McCarroll – University of Glasgow – Winner
Herald Society Team Award
- Inverclyde HSCP – HMP Greenock Prison Based Social Work Team
- My Hair Guru Ltd
- University of Strathclyde Law Clinic – Executive Committee – Winner
Unsung Hero Award
- Diane Inglis – University of Strathclyde Law Clinic
- Iain McFadzean – Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland
- Raza Sadiq – Active Life Club – Winner
- Susan Wilson – Tesco Community Champion
Social Entrepreneur of the Year
- Geoff Leask – Young Enterprise Scotland
- Sam Cribb – Albyn Enterprises Ltd – Winner
- Re:ply Skateboards
Legacy 2014 Award
- Pinkston Watersports – Winner
- LEAP Sports Scotland – Pride Youth Games
- Forest Enterprise Scotland – Cuningar Loop Woodland Park
Social Work Scotland is the leadership organisation for the social work profession. Our members are social workers and other professionals who lead and support social work across all sectors. Our organisation does two things: we advise on and seek to influence policy and legislation so that its impact on our profession and the people we work with is a positive one; and we support the development of the social work and social care professions. Ultimately, our vision is of a social work profession across Scotland which is led effectively and creatively; is responsive to the needs of the people we support and protect; is accessible and accountable; and promotes social justice.
Mary Hepburn BSc MD MRCGP FRCOG
His prior experience spans thirty years, including in children’s social work, secure care and residential care. From 2001-2010, Matt was the lead for Youth Justice in Glasgow. During that time, Matt oversaw research into the childhood experiences of children involved in offending and this led to his interest in evidence based early intervention. In 2004 he became Head of Service for Children’s Services in Glasgow and in 2005, became joint Local Authority/NHS Head of Service in a Community Health and Care partnership, developing evidence-based, population level and targeted interventions to improve outcomes for children. He has interests in questions of effectiveness in implementation and scale up of evidence based practice, and is a regular contributor to policy and practice development on matters relating to children.
He was also Chair of the community campaign, Clydeside Against Pollution, founding Sectretary of the positive action charity, PATH(Scotland), and senior officer of Employers in Voluntary Housing – supporting social employers for 19 years.
In the late 80’s he was General Manager of Strathclyde University Student Association and also worked with the Housing Corporation and British Airways.
Prior to working for Social Work Scotland and ADSW (as the organisation was formerly called) Jane held various positions at COSLA and Audit Scotland and started her career as a researcher in the Scottish Parliament.
From 2012 until 2014 Jane had a weekly column in the Scotsman newspaper.
Jane graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a Masters Degree in Politics and Geography and a post-graduate Masters Degree in Scottish Politics and Sociology. She is currently studying for a Masters Degree in Management and Leadership of Public Service at Glasgow Caledonian University and is a Director of Who Cares? Scotland and Children in Scotland.
Jane lives in Edinburgh with her partner and two children. She is a keen cyclist and has too many bikes, including a unicycle.
Andrew has worked in and managed substance misuse services for over 20 years in Ireland, England and Scotland. He has helped create some of the countries most innovative and complex services to best suit the needs of people, families and communities affected by substance misuse. He is passionate about developing services where the service user is at the heart of their own recovery.
Andrew was an advisor to the government on the National Delivery Group, an executive member of the Drug Strategy Delivery Commission and assists Lloyds TSB Foundation for Scotland Partnership Drugs Initiative.
Andrew read Addiction Studies in Trinity College, Dublin and Social Work Management at the University of Stirling.
Andrew is married to Anne and has 4 young adult children who are bleeding him dry, emotionally and financially.
Professor June Andrews
This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow.
Cost to attend:
£800 + VAT for a table of 10.
£80 + VAT for individual tickets.
The table price includes champagne reception, dinner (three courses followed by coffee), awards ceremony and keynote address.
For more details on how to attend the gala awards evening please contact event organiser, Cheryl Risk on 0141 302 7410.
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