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DPUK Awards 2011 – Nomination open now


Deaf Parenting UK is celebrating their 10 years Anniversary and to make it more special, we are organising a first-ever Deaf Parenting UK Awards Event to celebrate our 10 years anniversary, recognising people for their contribution to improve the quality of life for Deaf parents ranging from front-line service, community based and strategy levels.

There are 7 awards aimed for either individual Deaf parents or professionals working with Deaf parents and service providers (including health, social services, education, community/ charitable organisations/ groups).

Sabina Iqbal, Chair/Founder of Deaf Parenting UK: I’m delighted to tell you that Deaf Parenting UK will be celebrating their 10years anniversary and what is a better way to celebrate is by hosting a fantastic Award event. Deaf Parenting UK have been set up as a small project in 2001 and now grown to an pioneering organisation and well-known across UK and worldwide, providing support to Deaf parents, parents to be and professionals working with Deaf parents.

With the award event, we are honouring the positive contributions of Deaf parents, parents to be and professionals who work with Deaf parents to our community and I sincerely encourage you to share with us the stories of those people making an amazing, positive difference to all our lives.

Making a successful nomination can change the life of a candidate, giving them the confidence to pursue their chosen career and life path with renewed energy and passion. This is a great gift to offer a friend, colleague or even yourself, so please do let us know your stories of courage, achievement and tenacity. We find them inspiring and it is important to recognise them for their valuable contribution to improving the quality of life for Deaf parents and community.

Samantha Cameron, wife of Prime Minister: “Many congratulations to Deaf Parenting UK’s 10 Year Anniversary. It is fantastic that these awards give recognition to those people who have made such a valuable contribution and positive difference to the lives of Deaf parents, their children and their communities. I hope you all have an enjoyable day”.

Jo Frost, Supernanny Star: ”My heartfelt congratulations to Deaf Parenting UK on their achievements over the past 10 years in effecting change and opening the doors of communication and equality for all.”

Trevor Phillips, Chair of Equality and Human Rights Commission: “I would like to extend my congratulations to Deaf Parenting UK on their 10th Anniversary, and take the opportunity to pay tribute to their achievements in providing support and empowerment to Deaf Parents. Through its rights based approach, and the provision of practical services and support, Deaf Parenting UK has made a significant contribution to the realisation of the rights afforded to disabled people and children through domestic human rights legislation. I am delighted that Deaf Parenting UK has chosen to celebrate their Anniversary by recognising the achievements of deaf parents, service providers and campaigners.  By effectively harnessing the energy and commitment of individuals, communities and organisations, we can achieve effective and sustainable change. I look forward to hearing about this exciting event, and reading about the inspiring achievements of the nominees and winners.”

Nominate yourself or someone worthy of the award: Nominations are now open to individuals (including Deaf Parents, families, friends, neighbours, Samaritan) and Organisations (including Health, Social Services, Education, voluntary organisations & community groups).

To submit your nomination now, please log onto our website:, read DPUK Awards page first before making your nomination from the Nomination Page.

Deadline for nomination: 15th July 2011.

Ticket also now for Sale to our Awards event which will be on Friday 7th Oct in Central London. An event – not to be missed!

Early Bird Discount (until 15th July 2011) £10 per person
Full price (1st August – 16th September 2011) £15 per person

Deadline for buying ticket is 16th September 2011. Limited space availability so first come first served.

Please spread the word or distribute the flyer (downloadable from our website) to as many as possible to Deaf Parents, their families, friends, Samaritans, Neighbours, or to your local Deaf clubs, Deaf Associations/ Centre, workplace, heath services, social services and education eg your child’s school/ college etc and encourage them to make their nomination. Flyer available from:

To learn more about DPUK Awards 2011, please go to our website:


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