Jan 20

Accolades 2020 finalists announced

Posted on Tuesday 14th January 2020

The finalists have been announced in all ten categories for the annual Skills for Care Accolades awards.

Now in its 17th year, the Accolades honour excellence and innovation in workforce development across adult social care.

All 18,500 organisations who offer adult social care in England and 75,000 individual employers are eligible to enter, creating stiff competition in each category.

“Our Accolades are seen as the Oscars of the social care world, and once again I’ve been impressed with the very high standard of all the entries this year,” says Skills for Care Interim CEO Andy Tilden.

“To make the final, all of our finalists had to demonstrate to our expert panel of judges how they think and act innovatively in supporting the learning and development needs of the growing social care workforce.”

The finalists, who will find out if they have won at the awards ceremony at the ILEC Conference Centre in London on Wednesday 22 January, are:

Best employer of between 51 and 249 staff                                                                  

  • Community Support Services
  • Egalite
  • Right at Home Solent


Best employer of over 250 staff                                                                                       

  • Community Integrated Care
  • Future directions CIC
  • Stow Healthcare Ltd


Best employer of under 50 staff                                                                                       

  • Ebury Court Care Home
  • Hendra Healthcare (Ludlow) Limited
  • No Place Like Home


Best employer support for your registered manager(s)                                           

  • Care UK
  • Leeds City Council, Adults and Health, Organisational and Workforce Development
  • Milestones Trust


Best individual who employs their own care and support staff                             

  • Charley Zakrzewski
  • Jac Savage
  • Richard’s House


Most effective approach to continuing professional development for the regulated workforce in social care settings

  • Caring Homes Group
  • Hertfordshire County Council


Most effective approach to leadership and management                                        

  • Care UK
  • Caremark Waltham Forest
  • Manor Community


Most effective collaborative approach to integrated new models of care           

  • Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League
  • Dementia Support
  • Let’s Talk Together - South Tyneside Council, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, Age Concern South Tyneside and Comfort Call 


Most innovative endorsed learning provider                                                               

  • Accomplish Group
  • Consultus Care Training Centre
  • Leeds City Council, Adults and Health, Organisational and Workforce Development
  • Springhill Hospice Education Team


Secrets of Success - Best retention and recruitment approaches                        

  • Lewisham Nexus Service
  • Manor Community
  • Resolve Care (Northern) Ltd