The Skills for Care Accolades have been recognising and celebrating best practice, excellence and innovation in social care for more than 15 years.

Due to the challenges facing us all in the last year and attention being focused on delivering safe and effective care and support to people we took the decision to pause the Accolades. Our robust application and verification process which ensures that we celebrate the very best in our sector needs time and attention that no one has had available.

In spite of the challenges and difficulties being faced, hard work, good practice and innovation has been happening, and in some ways more so than ever before, so we hope that you will accept a big thank you from all of us for that commitment and dedication.

To keep the Accolades alive, we will be looking back at some of our winners stories to share ideas and best practice and if you have a story to tell about innovative work you have been doing please get in touch with us by email to

We will be sharing news on the Accolades we all know and love over the summer…

Look back at the Accolades 2020

The Accolades 2020 was the 16th year for the awards. The Accolades celebrate adult social care providers and individual employers committed to delivering high quality care.

View the Accolades categories and finalists from 2020.


Accolades 2020 Gala dinner and awards presentation

Hosted by Anton Du Beke


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All finalists have been invitied to attend.

Tickets to the event can be purchased and cost £85+ VAT per person. 
For more information about the gala event and to book tickets click here.

About the Accolades

The Accolades are national awards for adult social care providers, services and individual employers in England. They identify and celebrate those who are committed to getting the best from their most valuable resource - their people.

What are the benefits?

  • Enjoy and celebrate your achievements
  • Get recognition for the great work you’re doing and share it with others
  • Boost staff morale
  • Raise your profile

All finalists are invited to the annual awards ceremony in London.

“The Skills for Care Accolades are a wonderful way of recognising the great work care providers and their staff do. We are delighted to be recognised as leaders in quality in the sector.”

Sophie Chester-Glyn, Manor Community, Accolades 2019 winner

Who should enter?

Adult social care employers of all sizes who:

  • are committed to providing high quality care and support
  • invest in developing their staff
  • want their good work recognised.

Information about the Accolades 2021 will be available in early 2020.

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