PAMIS in running for national charity award
Published On Mon 27 Apr 2015 by Grant Hill
PAMIS, the University of Dundee-based charity that works with people with profound and multiple learning difficulties and their families, has been named as a finalist in the 2015 Scottish Charity Awards.
Organised by Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO), the Awards celebrate the work of charities, community groups and people across Scotland who dedicate themselves to making the country a better place to live.
PAMIS has been nominated in the ‘Cracking Campaign’ category for its Changing Places, Changing Lives initiative. The campaign aims to ensure there is at least one public toilet built to the Changing Places standard in every town centre with a population greater than 15,000 and within each new public building such as shopping centres, concert halls, railway stations etc.
Jenny Miller, Chief Executive of PAMIS, “This is a real human right and dignity issue and it is great that the public are getting behind pushing public bodies into providing accessible changing places toilet.”
Martin Sime, Chief Executive of SCVO, said, “All the finalists have shown that they go the extra mile to help others. So much of that work goes unseen and unheard, but the Scottish Charity Awards shines a light on it so we can all say a big thank you.”
Winners of the 2015 Scottish Charity Awards will be announced at a ceremony in the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, on 4th June.
All shortlisted entries will also compete for the People’s Choice Award which will be decided by the public. To vote for PAMIS, please visit www.scvo.org.uk/vote.
Notes to editors:
PAMIS is the only organisation in Scotland that works solely with people with profound and multiple learning disabilities. They provide a range of services and projects including; Family Support Service, Information &Library service and campaigns for equity in services for people with profound and complex disabilities.
People with PMLD and their families face many barriers to accessing and participating in the community, and PAMIS works on a number of fronts to enable inclusion and improve their quality of life.
The organisation’s priority is to provide support to family carers, carried out by 5 dedicated Family Support Services, which cover 14 local authority areas. Additional intensive support is also provided to family carers through the difficult and often stressful period of transition from child to adult services.
PAMIS has worked closely with the Scottish Government on the development of policy and practice. This work includes representation on government committees, responding to consultation exercises, and campaigning on key issues.
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