About

The Scope Disability Equality Awards shine a spotlight on equality champions who are driving change and aim to empower and inspire others. They will honour individuals, community groups, businesses and role models who are all playing a part in championing disability equality and inclusion.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 25 April 2024, at the Kia Oval, London.

And because accessibility is vital, we will organise the awards as a hybrid event. This means people can attend in person or online.

Host

Kadeena Cox poses in front of a high rise building. Her hair is in long braids, and she wears a grey hoodie.

Kadeena Cox

World and Paralympic Champion Kadeena Cox is looking to head to her third Paralympic Games this summer. This comes after winning multiple gold medals at the 2016 and 2020 Paralympics. Kadeena is the only black British rider to ever win a gold medal across Team GB or Paralympics GB.

Not only is Kadeena a world record breaking parasport athlete and cyclist, she has also graced our television screens. Appearances include I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here and Celebrity Masterchef, where she was crowned Masterchef champion. Kadeena speaks openly about living with her disability and the challenges she faces on a physical and mental level. She has become a role model for disabled people.

Who are these awards for?

The Scope Disability Equality Awards celebrate people and organisations who champion disability equality.

We invite you to be part of Scope’s Disability Equality Awards. Nominate someone who is doing fantastic work on disability equality. This could be yourself or someone else.

Important dates

19 July 2023

Nominations open

October 2023

Nominations close

January 2024

Shortlisted nominees announced

25 April 2024

Ceremony takes place

Co-production

The Scope Disability Equality Awards have been co-produced with disabled people. A group was involved in every stage of the planning and design of the event, such as: