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'Wonderful role model' Kate Brackley receives RespectAbility award for her achievements

Harry Leach 1st Nov, 2018 Updated: 1st Nov, 2018

A DROITWICH Spa resident who is described as a ‘wonderful role model’ was presented her RespectAbility award last week.

The awards, funded by the Big Lottery, celebrate the achievements of people with learning disabilities in Worcestershire.

Kate Brackley was nominated because she has helped improve the lives of other people with learning disabilities.

She works at the British Institute of Learning Disabilities in Birmingham and she is an active member of Worcestershire People’s Parliament.

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.”

Seven winners were chosen for a RespectAbility award, and to honour them, each person’s name was put on a plaque in a public place.

On each plaque it says – ‘the definition of Respectability is the quality of being socially acceptable and being accepted as valid or important within a particular field’.

Kate’s plaque was 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.

The Monday Night Club, a place for adults with learning disabilities to socialise.

Members meet every Monday at the Old Pheasant in Worcester.

Visit mondaynightclub.wordpress.com for more information.


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