Skills for Care


Skills for Care's Accolades awards 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 over the last 18 months and attention being focused on delivering safe and effective care and support, we took the decision to pause the Accolades awards. 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, so we hope that you will accept a big thank you from all of us for that commitment and dedication.

To keep the Accolades awards alive, we're looking back at some of our winners stories to share ideas and best practice through our Accolades awards magazine. We hope the magazine will become an additional forum to celebrate those people going above and beyond to champion and improve social care. 

We will be sharing news on the Accolades awards we all know and love later in 2021…


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


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.

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