Every one of England’s 20,300 social care organisations can now go online to enter the Skills for Care’s 2019 Accolades online and it’s a chance for them to showcase on a national stage what makes their highly skilled teams the very best.
The Accolades were created by Skills for Care to recognise excellence and innovation in services offered by adult social care providers as around 1.45 million workers deliver care and support to millions of people in communities across the country.
Accolades finalists say it is an opportunity to show how high quality care services changes people’s lives, and that making the final really boosts staff morale as their teams feel valued for the dedication and hard work they put day in and day out.
Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen said: “With adult social care now in the news every day the Accolades are a chance for employers to show off all the fantastic things that happen when you invest in your staff.
“Adult social care really needs to shout from the rooftops about how great our services are so the Accolades offer all our finalists a much deserved turn in the spotlight. I’ve seen for myself how it much it means for all our Accolades finalists to have national recognition for their teams.”
The 2019 awards categories are:
Best employer of under 50 staff
Best employer of between 51 and 249 staff
Best employer of over 250 staff
Best individual who employs their own care and support staff
Best employer support for your registered manager(s)
Best social care apprentice employer
Best recruitment initiative
Most effective approach to leadership and management
Most effective approach to integrated new models of care
Best endorsed provider of learning and development
The Accolades are open to organisations of all sizes, including individual employers, and you can find out more and enter online at http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/accolades.
The closing date for entries is Friday 7 September 2018 and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in March 2019.