Minister for the Third Sector Kevin Brennan will reward
an individual or organisation whose clear vision for social
change has achieved outstanding results at the Social Change
Conference on December 8 2008 in central London.
Brennan will present an Everyday Impact Award, one of
four Social Change Awards offered by the Directory of Social
Change (DSC), a leading information and training provider
for the voluntary sector and social change advocate.
Nominees short-listed for the award are:
· Sam Gregory, who created a scheme offering work
to young people in East
Sussex who are unemployed, excluded or have learning disabilities.
Young people provide elderly and vulnerable residents with
decorating and gardening services.
· Malawi Dream, an Oxford-based charity changed
life on a Malawian island by
building a nursery school/hospital clinic, providing running
water and a sustainable source of food and income, all with
consultation and approval by the local population.
· Ruth Lingard, who established Fledglings, an Essex-based
helps parents find good quality, cost-effective solutions
to meet their disabled and sick children's special needs,
thus reducing the isolation and frustration often felt by
both parent and child.
The awards will be presented at the close of the Social
Change Conference, a training event designed for leaders
and key players in organisations working to improve opportunities
for young people.