DSC Awards’ evening brings social change makers together to celebrate

January 2020 for immediate release


DSC Awards’ evening brings social change makers together to celebrate

With hundreds of nominations and thousands of votes, DSC (Directory of Social Change) last night held its’ twelfth annual Social Change Awards evening in the beautiful surroundings of the Cholmondeley Room at the House of Lords.

200 guests from all over the sector gathered to celebrate the passionate individuals and effective organisations committed to making a positive impact on society. Hosted by The Lord Dannatt and supported by Haysmacintyre and Centre 4 Learning, the evening was enjoyed by all.


Debra Allcock Tyler, CEO of DSC, said in her opening speech:

“This event tonight is about recognising the huge achievements you all make towards creating a better society for all of us…

…It is our job to serve our beneficiaries to the best of our abilities in the way we deem best. And one of those ways has to be shouting truth to power. So don’t you dare stop ‘banging on’ about stuff because people are tired or bored of it. In our sector we don’t ever accept the unacceptable, give up the fight, or lose hope. We don’t say to someone struggling with an addiction or depression or loneliness or fear, ‘Yep, you’re right love, no point trying. Accept it and give up’. We say, ‘You can change it and we will help you!’”.


Congratulations to the winners

Outstanding Contribution Award – Steve Wood

Everybody Benefits – Long Term Enterprise Award – Norfolk Community Law Service

Everybody Benefits – New Enterprise Award – Street Paws

Influencer Award – Sally Callow

Rising Star Award – Elif Karanis

Great Giving Award – Vision Foundation


Congratulations to all winners and runners up, who all received beautiful framed artworks by the award-winning Grizelda.

Photos and full details of the evening are available at www.socialchangeawards.org.uk.



For further information, please contact Justin Martin, Head of Marketing, via email [email protected] or phone 020 7697 4149.


Notes to editors:
Founded in 1974, the Directory of Social Change (DSC) is a national charity which supports an independent voluntary sector through campaigning, training, funding information and publications. DSC is the largest supplier of information and training to the voluntary sector, and its work helps tens of thousands of organisations every year achieve their aims. Learn more at www.dsc.org.uk.


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