Skills For Care Accolades Awards Winners Announced

SkillsThe winners of the prestigious Skills for Care Accolades, celebrating excellence in workforce development for the 1.47 million people who work in adult social care in England, have been announced.

The Accolades are now in their 16th year and are open to all 20,300 organisations who offer adult social care in England.

The winners picked up their Accolades trophies from dance star Anton Du Beke at an award ceremony in London, fighting off fierce competition from the other shortlisted finalists in each of the nine categories.

The full list of winners are:

  • Best employer of between 51 and 249 staff – Manor Community
  • Best employer of over 250 staff – The Westminster Society for People with Learning Disabilities
  • Best employers of under 50 staff – Hendra Healthcare (Ludlow) Limited
  • Best employers support for your registered manager(s) – Home Group
  • Best endorsed provider of learning and development – HC-One People Development Team
  • Best individual who employs their own care and support staff – Clare Steeples and her PA team
  • Best recruitment initiative – Right at Home (Derby)
  • Most effective approach to leadership and management – Future Directions CIC
  • Most effective approach to integrated new models of care – Future Directions CIC

Skills for Care’s CEO, Sharon Allen, said: “My congratulations to all the winners who came through a rigorous judging process to win a highly coveted trophy that recognises, on a national stage, their outstanding work in developing the skills and knowledge of the adult social care workforce.

“The Skills for Care Accolades are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate high quality care and support services, delivered by hard working, skilled and dedicated workers in our communities.

“It is always a pleasure to meet every one of our finalists and hear about the innovative thinking that makes them such great providers of services to the people they work with.”

The Skills for Care Accolades are sponsored and supported by Quality Compliance Systems, Health Education England, HC-One, Jewish Care, NICE, Learn to Care and The Guardian.

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