Social Enterprise of the Year Award

 

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Vote for your favourite nominee by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and following the instructions.

PLEASE NOTE: votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting.


Easilink

Easilink Community Transport provides an affordable and accessible transport option for individuals and groups across Omagh, Strabane and Derry. Operating in the Omagh area for over 20 years, it offers a range of services including: those isolated in rural areas, people with disabilities, the elderly and others who struggle to access mainstream transport.

Their volunteers bring local knowledge, expertise, commitment and care to their service. A non profit organisation they provide approximately 35,000 individual passenger lifts a year in the Omagh area.
Easilink Community Transport provides an excellent service by looking after people who are disadvantaged or with little or no access to transport.

My Way Access

My Way Access was started seven years ago by the irrepressible Dermot Devlin from Greencastle who has MPS Morquio disease and uses a wheelchair. It provides invaluable information on the website on how accessible buildings and staff attitudes are towards people with disabilities. People can comment on businesses, the information then helping others decide if their needs can be met at that particular business.

 The fabulous knock-on effect is that many businesses have reassessed their disability facilities after featuring on My Way Access. My Way Access has also highlighted numerous issues facing those with disabilities and given them a strong voice in canvassing for change and social inclusion.

USEL

USEL, (Ulster Supported Employment Ltd) which has a branch in Omagh,  provides supported paid employment for people with disabilities and health-related conditions throughout Northern Ireland. They employ, support, and train up to 1,500 people. USEL also has an outlet were they make and supply mattresses for both the public and businesses including hotel groups and universities halls of residence.

This enterprise is rolled out throughout council areas to create employment opportunities for people with disabilities. A non-profit making organisation, all the money from USEL goes back into the community. USEL are creating jobs for people with disabilities and jobs that otherwise wouldn’t exist, while also protecting the environment by recycling mattresses. 

 

HOW TO VOTE: Select the relevant tick box below and click vote. By supporting your favourite nominee you are creating additional awareness of their nomination and highlighting their success.

Closing date
Public view for the online vote closes at 5pm on Monday 8th May 2017 and the final deadline is 5pm, Friday 12th May 2017.

PLEASE NOTE: votes do not determine the final winners but help create awareness of the nominee’s shortlisting.

Terms: One vote per IP address; Deadlines as detailed, for more information contact marketing@north-westnewsgroup.com.