Speaking Up and Helping People Shine

Daniel Watkins, one of our Youth Healthwatch volunteers has recently been awarded the Coronavirus Learning Disability and Autism Leader award from Dimensions UK. 

Dimensions UK are one of the country’s largest not-for-profit organisations, supporting people with learning disabilities, autism, challenging behaviour and complex needs. They drive for change and improvement for people with learning disabilities. And put them at the heart of everything they do. 

To achieve his award, Dan worked hard with the team at Dimensions to support others by using his own personal experiences. Dan produced a newsletter focussing on topics such as bullying and also hosted online discussion groups. Dan also spoke to BBC Radio Shropshire about the challenges facing those living with learning disabilities during the Coronavirus pandemic, such as the struggles with wearing masks, and highlighted the challenges faced to those living with hidden disabilities. 

You can read more about Dan’s award and his work with Dimensions here.

The team at Healthwatch Wolverhampton would like to send Dan a huge congratulations for all the work he has done – a very well deserved award! He is an asset to our Youth Healthwatch volunteering team and we have no doubt he will go on to achieve more great things in the future.