Each year the ALLIANCE host the Self Management Awards which celebrate examples of good practice and promote a range of innovative self management activity that exists all over Scotland.
The Awards create an opportunity:
- To promote self management activity across Scotland.
- For people and organisations championing self management to spread their learning and promote their work.
- To provide learning of self management approaches across Scotland that can help feed into the development and delivery of services.
- For people and organisations to be recognised for their work around self management.
The awards categories for this year are as follows:
- Self Management Project of the Year
This award aims to highlight the success of a project and demonstrate the difference projects are making to improve people’s lives and building the capacity of self management in Scotland. If your project has made an impact to individuals, groups or communities then this is a great way to have it recognised and celebrated alongside the people who made it happen. This award will also recognise projects working in partnership.
- Self Management Resource of the Year
This award recognises the resources (on and offline) which add value to the lives of individuals, enable staff working in health and social care to deliver services more effectively and provide invaluable information, support and advice on self management.
- Self Management Champion of the Year
This award will celebrate people who are helping encourage and inspire others to self manage and spread the self management message. Who do you know that encourages individuals to embrace self management? Who has championed ideas that add value to your work or life and encouraged self management? This award is open to everyone including staff working in health and social care, third sector, volunteers and community members.
- Individual Transformational Story of the Year
This award is an opportunity to recognise the changes an exceptional person has made to their own life by taking a self management approach. Can you, or the individual you are nominating, demonstrate the transformation that has resulted from using self management? This award is open to everyone.
- Digital Innovator Self Management Award
In Partnership with ‘Discover Digital’, Scotland’s first public-facing initiative to discuss how technology can help us live better and healthier.
This award is for individuals or organisations who have found innovative ways of helping people self manage using digital technology. The innovation element can be associated with finding new ways of working digitally, reaching out to new audiences through digital media or the use of new technology for self management.
- Employability Self Management Award
This award is sponsored by the Scottish Union of Supported Employment (SUSE). It is an opportunity to celebrate the values of self management within employability, showcasing how it contributes to furthering employment aspirations of disabled people, people living with long term conditions and unpaid carers. Effective self management allows an individual to become an active participant in achieving their employability goals, and this award would like to celebrate the successes of this whether it be in the form of an individual’s journey, project design, effective service delivery or an innovative approach to delivering supported employment.
This award is open to individuals, employers, employment service providers and stakeholders.
Congratulations to all of those nominated. Winners will be announced at the Self Management Awards ceremony which takes place during Self Management Week on Tuesday 8th October at the Scottish Parliament, sponsored by Alex Neil MSP.
Thank you to all of our amazing judges for taking the time to be involved and for making those difficult decisions.
If you would like to join us in the celebrations please email email@example.com to book your free place or call a member of the Self Management Team on 0141 404 0231.