Shoreditch Trust staff were delighted to be doubly honoured at the Adiaha Antigha Community Awards earlier this week, with wins in two categories.
Laura, Manager of the Shoreditch Trust Stroke Project, was recognised for her work to empower disabled people. Laura and her team support people to reclaim their lives after stroke. The team runs rehabilitation groups to help people learn to walk, talk and cook again, and offers support with welfare benefits, returning to work, caring responsibilities and independent living.
Laura recently celebrated 14 years of work with the project, having supported the service smoothly through different providers, commissioners and funding regimes to make sure that the needs of disabled stroke survivors are met.
Sadie, from the Community Connections team at Shoreditch Trust, was nominated for her outreach work, supporting people in Hackney who are isolated or lonely, often after a bereavement, health problem, or children leaving home and helping them find local groups and activities to reconnect to the things they enjoy doing.
All of the Community Connections team were all given an honourable mention, but Sadie’s special contribution to social activities, community events and connecting with people who are worried about going to social events was appreciated. In her spare time Sadie is a community swimming teacher, bringing sports to young people in Hackney.
The Adiaha Antigha awards, supported by Hackney CVS honour people in Hackney who make a contribution to our borough through outstanding work in the voluntary and community sector. They were created and named in honour and memory of the founder and first Director of Hackney Council for Voluntary Service, following her death in 2006.