Crafty Drama team are finalists in the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards

ECL is delighted to announce that the team at ECL Woodlands Crafty Drama have been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2022 National Learning and Disabilities and Autism Awards.

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Finalists in the ‘People’s Award’ category, ECL Crafty Drama gives adults with learning disabilities the chance to learn social, communication, motor, and life skills through the use of Makaton sign language, music, dance, and drama.

Run by Learning Disability Customer Care Assistants (CCA) Robert Kutner, Jane Woodwards and Maddie Lawrence this inclusive drama group provides a welcoming and safe space for anyone with learning disabilities to have fun, learn new skills and make friends.

Robert, Jane, and Maddie were nominated by Service Manager Taleena Harvey. Speaking about the nomination, she said: “This is such fantastic news. The team are really excited to be finalists. They are so deserving of this nomination; they do such an amazing job, and our customers just love them. We recently spoke with Crafty Drama members about what they like about coming to the group and so many of them said ‘Maddie, Robert and Jane’ which is testament to what a difference they make to the personal development of each and every one of our customers. I’ve got my fingers crossed for a win!”

The next stage of the judging is a panel interview which takes place on the 9th of June. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony and gala dinner taking place at the ICC, Birmingham on Friday the 8th of July 2022.

The National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisations who excel in providing quality care. They represent all areas of care and support for people with learning disabilities and autism within the care sector.

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