Café Track has been shortlisted for the UK’s Largest Diversity Awards
Written by Martin Steers on July 27, 2020
Café Track has been shortlisted for the Community Award for Disability at the National Diversity Awards 2020.
A record breaking 64,000 people nominated this year alone and the results are finally in for the National Diversity Awards (NDA), with an astonishing 126 nominees being recognised for their various achievements nationwide.
Community organisations and role models from across the UK will head to the breathtaking Liverpool Anglican Cathedral on 26th February to witness the countries 2020 winners being crowned the best of British diversity.
Amongst those being honoured are charities, campaigners and activists, all of whom work tirelessly to combat injustice and discrimination in very different ways.
Tom Cliffe from Café Track shortlisted for the Community Award for Disability said; “We were delighted to have been nominated for the award and to be shortlisted is truly incredible. It is great recognition for the hard work which all of the TeamTRACK members have put in, and I am proud of each and every one of them”
“Just 16% of autistic adults nationally are in full time paid employment, and this is something which we think cannot continue. We want Northamptonshire to lead the way, and to get national recognition is fantastic. The individuals whom we have supported into employment are thriving in their workplace, with one recently named runner up in the
Employee of the Year category at their business.
“Whilst times are incredibly challenging at the moment, during the past few months we have continued to support people not only to access employment, but also to help reduce social isolation and provide personalised support for individuals. To be in a room with so many
inspirational people will be fantastic, and we look forward to attending the event.”
Here are selection of quotes which were left for Café Track in the original nomination stage, and where the reasons people gave for their nominations
“Cafe track has been a life saver to so many by listening, supporting and finding them jobs. The team work together to put the people they support first.”
“Cafe track have provided a much needed service for young Autistic people. It’s become a place of safety, purpose and hope. Amazing work by the team.
“My Grandson has Aspergers and is a volunteer at this lovely cafe. It has given him confidence to meet people and they are also assisting him to get paid employment. It is a great place to meet friends and family. We had an afternoon tea here a couple of months ago and it was amazing”