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Entries close 21 June 2019
Here are the categories for this year’s awards. The entry forms will be available from Tuesday 7 May 2019. In the meantime take a look at the category information sheets and guidance for entering and start pulling together the information you’ll need to complete your entry.
The closing date is Friday 21 June 2019. Good luck!
This award recognises adult social care providing organisations/services that invest in developing the skills and knowledge of their workforce to offer high quality, person-centred care and support.
High quality, personalised care and support can only be a reality when the workforce is properly supported. We’re looking to identify and celebrate those care providing organisations/services that are leading the way in their approach to:
Those entering should be able to provide examples of initiatives and excellence in their work and pride themselves on taking a personalised approach to social care services.
Who should enter: adult social care providing organisations/services across all sectors in England that employ less than 50 staff.
The Accolades awards are free to enter.
We’ve prepared a category information sheet to help you put your entry together.
Take a look at our entry guide for tips and rules of entry.
The closing date for entries was 21 June 2019.
High quality, person-centred care and support can only be a reality when the workforce is properly supported. We’re looking to identify and celebrate those care providing organisations/services that are leading the way in their approach to:
Who should enter: adult social care providing organisations/services across all sectors in England that employ between 51 and 249 staff.
The Accolades awards are free to enter.
Who should enter: adult social care providing organisations/services across all sectors in England that employ more than 250 staff.
This award recognises the achievements of individuals who employ their own care and support staff.
We’re looking for individuals who can show an effective approach to developing the skills and knowledge of their personal assistants (PAs). This includes good methods of recruiting and induction as well as how you manage your PAs and support them to enable you to live your personal, social and/or professional life according to your wishes and interests.
Those entering should include examples of things done by the individual employer that makes them stand out as a good employer.
Who should enter or be entered: people (individual employers) who directly employ their own care and support staff (personal assistants) in England.
This award recognises organisations, employers, owners or individuals who can demonstrate their commitment to providing excellent support to their registered manager(s).
Skills for Care is the membership organisation for registered managers. We offer, champion and promote support for registered managers, and our members belong to a community of professionals dedicated to improving the quality of care and support.
We’re looking for organisations or individuals who can show how they support their registered manager(s) through a blend of on-going support which is effective, responsive and which allows their manager(s) to keep up-to-date and access information. This might include direct support or providing their registered manager(s) with opportunities to engage with peers or external networks.
Those entering will need to evidence the impact of the support provided for registered manager(s) and how this supports the provision of high quality person-centred care. They should also consider how they champion the role of the registered manager.
Who should enter: adult social care employers and organisations who employ registered managers. Individual owners, registered managers or nominated individuals can also enter their organisation/employer.
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 that their leadership and management approach has on the care and support provided.
Who should enter: adult social care providing organisations across all sectors or individual employers in England.
This award recognises employers who stand out from crowd in the way they retain their staff and attract, recruit and support new people.
We’re looking for employers who do all this well and can provide evidence that their unique approach really makes a difference.
Those entering will need to evidence the impact their initiatives have had on the quality of the service and the benefits for the people they support.
This award recognises learning providers who are endorsed by Skills for Care for their commitment to providing high quality, innovative learning opportunities to meet employer and learner needs.
We’re looking for learning providers that can demonstrate innovation through their style of delivery to support the adult social care workforce.
Those entering will need to evidence the benefits of the learning and development provided to learners and the impact this has had on the people they support.
Who should enter: education, training and/or learning and development providers (both individual and organisations) who are endorsed by Skills for Care. This includes service providers who deliver their own internal training.
This award recognises effective approaches to integrated and collaborative partnerships, which bring together workers from different agencies to coordinate and/or deliver adult services that are focused on the individual, not the organisation or profession.
We’re looking for partnerships that can demonstrate collaboration across various agencies and:
Those entering will need to explain what evaluation has been done to modify and share the learning and evidence the benefits of the integrated way of working for the people (adults) they support.
Who should enter: collaboratives across all sectors who can demonstrate effective integrated ways of working, including - but not limited to – social care, health, housing, the arts, sports, public health and voluntary or community groups.
This award recognises organisations employing regulated professionals in their workforce and the importance of continuous professional development in relation to the retention, resilience and well-being of those groups of professionals.
We are looking for employer led CPD that supports the ongoing professional development of the regulated workforce which is:
The focus may be on the whole workforce (e.g. implementing a strengths-based service delivery model), or on a particular identified need within the organisation such as leadership development, newly qualified professionals, supervision practice, degree-based apprenticeships, nursing associate training, etc.
For the purpose of this category the term ‘regulated workforce’ means professional groups (e.g. Nurses, Nursing Associates, Occupational Therapists, Social Workers) with protected titles, and who are required to be registered in order to practise in their chosen profession.
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