A MOTHERWELL project worker could win a £10,000 grant after being nominated for an award which recognises people who use digital technology to bring about positive social change.
Lorraine Dilmi of Support for Ordinary Living (SOL) is up for a TalkTalk Digital Heroes Award in conjunction with Citizens’ Online.
Through her work with SOL, Lorraine and her team provide innovative living support services for adults with learning disabilities – most of whom were affected by closures in Lanarkshire.
The SOL workers assist each person to live a full life in their own home and to take their place as active citizens within the wider community.
Lorraine’s team is planning an innovative solution using ‘Omniqare’ – a networking tool that provides real-time visual contact with others, without having to leave home.
Lorraine is one of three shortlisted from this region - there are 12 regions in total - to have the chance to win an award but she needs your vote.
And if she gains the most votes from this region, she will be honoured at a ceremony at the House of Lords.
Eleven of the Digital Heroes winners will win £5,000 to put towards enhancing their digital project while one overall winner, determined by the expert judging panel, will receive a grand prize of £10,000.
Register your vote via http://www.talktalk.co.uk/digitalheroes/ before Sunday, November 13.