Stephen Smith is a regular participant at our Saturday morning Clitheroe workshop. He is a popular and well-loved member of the group, who is known for his big voice and even bigger heart!

 

Stephen has been nominated for The Guardian’s Public Servant of the Year Award and there is absolutely no doubt in our minds that he fully deserves to win it!

 

Stephen has worked and volunteered with learning disability self-advocacy groups for more than 25 years, and is currently the director of self advocacy in Lancashire. He goes above and beyond his role as a project worker to promote and improve the quality of services for people with a learning disability, and brings real insight to the job, helped by his own experiences of having a learning disability.

 

Steven goes the extra mile in whatever he is involved in and is passionate about learning about disability and social care issues. He motivates and inspires others to get involved, drives ideas and campaigns tirelessly for change.

 

The award is decided by a public vote which is open until 9th October and will be announced at a ceremony in London on 28 November 2017.

 

You can vote for Stephen at the following link, simply scroll to the bottom of the page to vote: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/sep/25/guardian-public-service-awards-2017-vote-public-servant-of-the-year

 

Good luck Stephen, from all your friends at DanceSyndrome!

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