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Rewarding adult social care employers committed to delivering high quality care.

Skills for Care’s Accolades reward adult social care organisations who deliver high quality care.

The awards provide an opportunity to recognise the great work being done in the sector and share best practice.

The winners were announced at our awards ceremony in Liverpool on Thursday 9 March 2017.

 

  • Best employer of under 50 staff - Cooper Tarry Partners LLP

    This award recognises employers that invest in developing the skills and knowledge of their workforce to offer high quality, person centred social care.

    We’re looking for organisations who can show an effective approach to recruiting the right people, developing their staff to meet the needs of the people they support and who demonstrate leadership and management best practice.

    Those entering should be able to provide examples of initiatives and excellence in their work and pride themselves on a personalised approach to social care services.

    The finalists are:
    ■ Cooper Tarry Partners LLP
    ■ Good Oaks Home Care
    ■ Hendra Healthcare (Ludlow) Limited
    ■ Peregrine House

  • Best employer of between 51 and 249 staff - Castle Supported Living Limited

    This award recognises employers that invest in developing the skills and knowledge of their workforce to offer high quality, person centred social care.

    We’re looking for organisations who can show an effective approach to recruiting the right people, developing their staff to meet the needs of the people they support and who demonstrate leadership and management best practice.

    Those entering should be able to provide examples of initiatives and excellence in their work and pride themselves on a personalised approach to social care services.

    The finalists are:
    ■ Castle Supported Living Limited
    ■ Community Support Services
    ■ Independent Lives
    ■ Middleton Hall Retirement Village

  • Best employer of over 250 staff - St Monica Trust

    This award recognises employers that invest in developing the skills and knowledge of their workforce to offer high quality, person centred social care.

    We’re looking for organisations who can show an effective approach to recruiting the right people developing staff to meet the needs of the people they support and who demonstrate leadership and management best practice.

    Those entering should be able to provide examples of initiatives and excellence in their work and pride themselves on a personalised approach to social care services.

    The finalists are:
    ■ Care UK (Residential Care Services)
    ■ HC-One
    ■ Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
    ■ St Monica Trust

  • Best employer support for registered managers - Sense

    This award recognises organisations who can demonstrate their commitment to providing excellent support to their registered managers.

    We’re looking for organisations who can show how their support is effective, responsive and robust, and how it benefits other staff. This also includes how they champion the role of the registered manager and show a commitment to the provision of on-going support.

    Those entering will need to evidence the impact of the support provided for registered manager(s) on the provision of high quality services and person-centred care.

    The finalists are:
    ■ Nugent
    ■ Sense
    ■ The Regard Group

  • Best employer support for Apprenticeships - St Mungos

    This award recognises organisations who invest in Apprenticeships in social care and the positive impact this has on their business.

    We’re looking for organisations who can show an effective approach to setting up an Apprenticeship programme and recruiting and supporting apprentices. They should be able to provide examples of how they use apprentices to drive good practice and explain how they plan to use Apprenticeships in the future.

    Those entering will need to evidence the benefits of using Apprenticeships to staff and the people they support.

    The finalists are:

    Anchor
    Leeds City Council
    St Mungos

  • Best recruitment initiative - Thurrock Council and Thurrock Coalition Partnership

    This award recognises employers who have established an effective recruitment initiative that encourages new and returning people into the workforce.

    We’re looking for employers who can demonstrate their thorough recruitment process explaining how they establish their recruitment needs, the methods they use to promote vacancies, the application and selection process and the support provided for new starters.

    Those entering will need to evidence the impact the initiative has had on the quality of the service and the benefits for the people they support.

    The finalists are:
    ■ Alliance Living Care
    ■ Caring Hands in partnership with Helen Sanderson Associates
    Thurrock Council and Thurrock Coalition Partnership.

  • Most effective approach to leadership and management - WCS Care

    This award recognises employers who have a commitment to effective leadership and management at every level of their organisation.

    We’re looking for employers who can demonstrate how their leaders and managers drive the vision, values and the direction of the organisation, how they are supported in their role and how they identify or recruit managers.

    Those entering will need to evidence the benefits their leadership and management approach has on the care and support provided.

    The finalists are:

    Hartford Care
    ■ Somerset Care
    ■ St Mungos
    WCS Care

  • Most effective approach to integration and new models of care - Southdown Housing Association

    This award recognises effective approaches to integration to bring together workers from different settings to coordinate and/or deliver services focused on the individual, not the organisation or profession.

    We’re looking for organisations who can demonstrate how they developed and sustained the new way of working, how they identified workforce development requirements and explain what evaluation has been done to modify and share the outcomes.

    Those entering will need to evidence the benefits of the integrated way of working on the people they support.

    The finalists are:

    ■ Leeds City Council and partners
    ■ Lambeth and Southwark Mencap
    Southdown Housing Association
    ■ Sutton Homes of Care Vanguard Programme - Sutton CCG

  • Best endorsed provider of learning and development - Royal Mencap Society

    This award recognises learning providers who are part of Skills for Care’s Endorsements Framework for their commitment to providing high quality learning opportunities to meet employer and learner needs.

    We’re looking for providers who can demonstrate how they engage with stakeholders to develop and deliver the learning and development and how they ensure it’s suitable for learners and remains current.

    Those entering will need to evidence the benefits of the learning and development provided to learners and the people they support.

    The finalists are:
    ■ ACC (Aged Care Channel)
    ■ Consultus Care Training Centre
    Royal Mencap Society
    ■ Twynham Training Limited.

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