Rebuilding Lives Awards 2019 nomination period is open – closing date now extended

Rebuilding Lives Awards 2019 nomination period is open – closing date now extended

It’s that time of the year again, the nomination period for the Spinal Injuries Association’s annual Rebuilding Lives Awards is open! The awards recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups in the spinal cord injured community, who inspire others through their work, hobbies or during their rehabilitation.

The nomination period will now close on 6 March 2019. At the close of the nomination period, a judging panel will shortlist three nominees from each category. The shortlisted nominees will be invited to attend the awards ceremony in the summer of 2019.

Categories

  1. Spinal Injuries Association Volunteer of the Year Award

This award is presented to a volunteer who has been instrumental in supporting the work of the charity. The nomination could be for one of our office, event or service volunteers who has made a significant difference to any area of the charity’s work in the last year. The nominee must have volunteered for SIA during 2018.

 

  1. Spinal Injuries Association Fundraiser of the Year

This award is presented to recognise the importance of voluntary fundraising or other similar support. It recognises those who make voluntary contributions of money and/or other resources towards the services that are vital to SIA. The nominee must have fundraised for SIA during 2018.

 

  1. Spinal Injuries Association Health Care Professional of the Year Award

This award is presented to an experienced outstanding healthcare professional who has gone above and beyond the usual expectations of their job role and has made a significant difference to spinal cord injured (SCI) people and the SCI community. The nominee must have been working in a specialist or non-specialist setting for more than five years (since 2013).

 

  1. Spinal Injuries Association Rising Star Medal

This category is presented to 12 health professionals from each of the 12 spinal centres across the country. The nomination should be for someone who has gone above and beyond in his or her role, in a specialist SCI setting. To qualify as a ‘rising star’ they cannot have worked in the sector for more than five years (since 2013) and must be under the age of 30.

 

  1. Spinal Injuries Association Outstanding Team of the Year Award

This award is presented to a team that has made a significant difference to the care, treatment or lives of SCI people in NHS Spinal Cord Injuries Centres, District General Hospitals or Rehab Centres.

 

  1. Spinal Injuries Association Carer of the Year Award

This award is presented to an outstanding paid or unpaid (family or relative) carer working in the community or care home setting who has made a significant difference to spinal cord injured people and the SCI community.

 

  1. Spinal Injuries Association Arts, Sports and Recreation Achievement Award

This award is presented to an individual or team who has provided inspirational contributions through outstanding arts, sporting or recreational achievements, whether during rehabilitation, hobby or profession.

 

  1. Spinal Injuries Association Members’ Choice Award

This award is chosen by our members. It is presented to a spinal cord injured individual who has shown courage, commitment and determination as they rehabilitated and rebuilt their lives after injury. A public vote will be available for members to vote through the website in April 2019, once the nominees are shortlisted.

 

  1. Spinal Injuries Association Young Person of the Year Award

This award is presented to a young spinal cord injured person under the age of 25 years old, who has provided an outstanding level of contribution to the SCI community, and their young spinal cord injured peers.

  1. Paul Smith Lifetime Achievement Award

This award is presented in honour of Paul Smith, SIA’s Chief Executive Officer, who passed away in 2014. This nominee must be a spinal cord injured individual, who has shown similar levels of commitment and dedication to the spinal cord injury community, through their positive way of thinking and mind-set.

Spinal Injuries Association’s annual Rebuilding Lives Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups in the spinal cord injured community, who inspire others through their work, hobbies or during their rehabilitation.

 The nomination period will open on 1 December 2018, and close on 28 February 2019. At the close of the nomination period, a judging panel will shortlist three nominees from each category. The shortlisted nominees will be invited to attend the awards ceremony in the summer of 2019.

 

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