29th Mar, 2020

Being a 'wonderful role model' earns Droitwich's Kate Respectability plaque

Harry Leach 29th Sep, 2018

A DROITWICH Spa resident described as a ‘wonderful role model’ has received a Project RespectAbility award celebrating the amazing achievements of people with learning difficulties in Worcestershire.

Kate Brackley was one of 11 chosen because of the positive impact she has had.

She is one of the founding members of charity SpeakEasy Now and works at the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) in Birmingham.

She spends a lot of time trying to improve the lives of others with learning disabilities and encourages them to speak up about things important to them.

Proud Kate said: “If you want a fully-paid job you need to fight hard, overcome obstacles and then hopefully you will get one.

“Employers should look for people’s strengths and have a greater respect and awareness of people’s disabilities.”

Kate has appeared in BBC1’s ‘Victoria Derbyshire’ and Channel 4’s ‘The Undateables’ and has acted in various plays and musicals.

Her plaque will be unveiled at Droitwich Heritage Centre on October 27 by the town mayor Christine Bowden.

It has a digital (QR code) code which, when scanned with a mobile phone, takes the person to the film ‘RespectAbility’ made about Kate.

 

Helen Gill, Project RespectAbility organiser, said she was pleased Kate’s plaque would have a permanent home in her hometown.

“Droitwich should be very pound of its citizen Kate Brackley because she illustrates the successful and high-achieving life that a person who was born with a learning disability can aspire to, and we hope that others will be encouraged by her example.”

Project RespectAbility is funded by The National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund and organised by the Monday Night Club.

Visit mondaynightclub.wordpress.com for more information.

 

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