2017 Categories: Organisation / Employer Awards

It is true that individual carers make all the difference to individual service users, but it is important to recognise the hugely important role of the whole organisation, and the culture where individuals can thrive. This award is for those Care Providers who provide the culture and structure and support for both service users and their staff.

If you work for a care provider or are a service user or relative and you just have so much respect for the whole organisation, then this could be an award to interest you

The advice and guidance from the judges is below.

You can download the Nomination Form here.

NB: If you want your nominee to be the winner of the final accolade of the night please make sure you include information on how s/he/they has or have made a significant Contribution to both Health & Social Care during the 2016/2017 year on each category nomination form. The most obvious and brilliant Overall Contribution to Health & Social Care from all 23 category Finalists as decided by the nomination panel of judges will be the final accolade of the Award Ceremony night

We have not allocated specific criteria to these awards because organisations are all so different and it is dependent upon what people feel. In nominations for these simply give three reasons to justify the nomination

1.    Residential Home of the Year

2.    Nursing Home of the Year

3.    Supported Living Organisation of the Year

4.    Domiciliary Care Organisation of the Year

Whilst it is not essential to have excellent CQC reports, it is essential to have:

  • an attitude of continually improving
  • striving to do their best for their staff and their service users
  • creating a happy environment for their service users
  • being prepared to go the extra mile
  • good leadership

5.    Employer of the Year

We would expect nominations for this award to come from staff members or even a team. Whilst it is not essential to pay the most, we would expect the nominations to take account of some or all of these factors:

  • Fairness and equality for all
  • Communications with staff and opportunities for staff to feed back
  • Support and supervision in work
  • Support and understanding for personal circumstances
  • Work processes being clear, understandable and consistent
  • Policies being clear, understandable and consistent
  • Health and safety of staff
  • Training and development