SCLT Trustees Accept Invitation to Premier Awards Ceremony
Wednesday 19th November 2014 saw senior members of the SCLT charity trustee team travel to London to take part in the prestigious Civil Service Awards in the beautiful surroundings of Lancaster House.The Senior Citizen Liaison Team were invited to attend following the success of the charity in the Civil Service Diversity & Equality Awards in October of this year. The winners of various categories of the Civil Service awards were subsequently invited to the reception, which was attended by the Prime Minister and various other members of the government and Civil Service.
Mr Jon Williams - Head of SCLT Branding and Corporate Identity attended the ceremony with his trustee colleagues. He said, "It has been a real pleasure to attend this ceremony and to have the opportunity to speak with ministers and senior civil servants about the work and objectives of our charity"
"People often overlook the senior community and forget that they are becoming an increasing large proportion of the population of this and many other countries. We have spoken to many influential leaders tonight and have promoted the valuable work of all volunteers who are active within the older adult sector"
Mr Roger Ibrahim is the SCLT Minorities Outreach Team Manager, he commented, "Current projections indicate that by the year 2026, more than 20% of the population of the UK will be members of non-white, ethnic minority groups. So in 2012 the SCLT established its Minority Outreach Team to break down barriers and engage with elder citizens from minority backgrounds"
"This has proved to be a huge success for the charity and we have subsequently formed strong links with many groups who may otherwise have had difficulty in engageing with mainstream charities or public services"
"We are positively delighted to have been named as winners of the 'Engaging with Communities' category of the Diversity & Equality Awards"