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Entries close 21 June 2019

Hall of fame

Where the Accolades can take you.

Many Accolades winners and finalists have shared their learning and best practice through lots of different and exciting ways.

These activities include:

  • coverage of their achievements and stories in national, local and sector press and social media
  • speaking at Skills for Care events and other sector events
  • helping to develop and be part of Skills for Care resources and products including practical guides and videos

The benefits to Accolades winners and finalists of sharing what they are doing well include:

  • attracting and retaining staff
  • attracting new business/bids and commissions
  • evidence to use in inspections
  • the prestige of being a leading organisation/service or individual employer in England and being able to inspire others

Hot off the press! Accolades 2019 winners Future Directions and Manor Community feature in the Guardian. Read more >>

Best employer of under 50 staff

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.

Winner

  • Hendra Healthcare (Ludlow) Limited

Finalists 2019

  • Access All Care and Training Solutions Ltd
  • Blue Ribbon Health and Wellbeing

About the award

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:

  • recruiting the right people
  • developing their staff to meet the needs of the people they support
  • demonstrating leadership and management best practice.

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.

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What the judges said about the winner

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Best employer of between 51 and 249 staff

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.

Winner

  • Manor Community

Finalists 2019

  • Active Social Care Limited
  • Right at Home (Derby)

About the award

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:

  • recruiting the right people
  • developing their staff to meet the needs of the people they support
  • demonstrating leadership and management best practice.

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.

Learn more about the award

What the judges said about the winner

Best employer of over 250 staff

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.

Winner

  • The Westminster Society

Finalists 2019

  • Future Directions CIC
  • Sense

About the award

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:

  • recruiting the right people
  • developing their staff to meet the needs of the people they support
  • demonstrating leadership and management best practice.

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.

Learn more about the award

What the judges said about the winner

Best individual who employs their own care and support staff

This award recognises the achievements of individuals who employ their own care and support staff.

Winner

  • Clare Steeples

About this award

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. You should give examples of things you have done that makes you stand out as a good employer.

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What the judges said about the winner

Best employer support for your registered manager(s)

This award recognises organisations, employers, owners or individuals who can demonstrate their commitment to providing excellent support for their registered manager(s).

Winner

  • Home Group

Finalists 2019

  • Estuary Housing Group
  • Right at Home (Derby)

About this award

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.

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What the judges said about the winner

Most effective approach to leadership and management

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

Winner

  • Future Directions CIC

Finalists 2019

  • Care in Style Ltd
  • Birkdale Park Nursing Home

About this award

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.

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What the judges said about the winner

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Best recruitment initiative

This award recognises employers who have established effective recruitment initiatives which encourage new and returning talent into their workforces.

Winner

  • Right at Home (Derby)

Finalists 2019

  • Future Directions CIC
  • Improving Prospects Limited t/a Manor Community

About this award

We’re looking for employers who can demonstrate effective recruitment processes, including how they target and attract new and returning talent.

Those entering will need to explain the methods they use and be able to demonstrate the positive impacts they have (for example, reduced vacancy and turnover rates) and how this has improved the quality of the service for the people they support.

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What the judges said about the winner

Best endorsed provider of learning and development

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

Winner

  • HC-One

Winner - HC-One (Endorsed learning provider) Learn to Care sponsor

Finalists 2019

  • Surrey County Council
  • Training2Care UK Ltd

About this award

We’re looking for learning providers that can demonstrate how well they engage with stakeholders to develop and deliver high quality 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 impact this has on the people they support.

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Most effective approach to integrated new models of care

This award recognises effective approaches to integrated and collaborative partnerships, which bring together workers from different settings to coordinate and/or deliver services that are focused on the individual, not the organisation or profession.

Winner

  • Future Directions CIC

Finalists 2019

  • Bolton Cares
  • Rushcliffe Care Group

About this award

We’re looking for partnerships 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 learning.

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

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What the judges said about the winner

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