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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
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.
Hendra Healthcare (Ludlow) Limited
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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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.
Community Support Services
Springhill Hospice Education Team
Learning providers demonstrating innovation through their style of delivery to support the adult social care workforce.
Evidence highlighing the benefits of the learning and development provided to learners and the impact this has had on the people they support.
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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. You should give examples of things you have done that makes you stand out as a good employer.
This award recognises organisations, employers, owners or individuals who can demonstrate their commitment to providing excellent support for their registered manager(s).
Leeds City Council, Adults & Health, Organisational and Workforce Development
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.
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.
This award recognises employers who have established effective recruitment initiatives which encourage new and returning talent into their workforces.
Lewisham Nexus Service
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.
Future Directions CIC
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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.
Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League
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.
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.
Hertfordshire County Council Adult Social Care Adults Practice Development team
Partnerships that can demonstrate collaboration across various agencies and:
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.
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