The Care Employer Award

The ROC Group

Sally is an exceptional employer, leading by example and who going above and beyond to ensure her team are highly trained and motivated to achieve the best possible outcomes for the people they support.

Highly Commended

Second To None Care Ltd

The team has gone above and beyond the call of duty when supporting service users. The passion and commitment shone through.


The Care Home Worker Award

Denise Collier, Salutem Care and Education

Denise is a complete asset to the sector.  She has dedicated her working life to supporting people with learning disabilities, going above and beyond to promote the very best outcomes.  She is a great mentor and motivator, leading by example and inspiring colleagues.  Inspirational!

Highly Commended

Janet Peers, Community Integrated Care

Janet is always putting smiles on faces. She is interested in what everybody has to say as all people are valued and have a story to tell.


The Home Care Worker Award

James Reid, KEYFORT Group

James showed a good understanding of his clients and their needs – he had achieved outcomes that stood out from the other candidates.


Highly Commended

Robert Davison, Bellview

Robert came across as a very caring and compassionate person who changed careers later in life and brought so many skills with him, nothing was too much trouble and he described many occasions where he had gone above and beyond.


The Care Newcomer Award

Sue McCairns, Anchor Hanover

Sue realised when the pandemic hit, she wanted to give something back and make a positive difference and that’s exactly what she has done, showing passion and enthusiasm about the people she supports. Sue has found her dream job, working in a care home and loves every minute.


Highly Commended

Derek Bell, Bluebird Care North Tyneside

At 76, Derek is still keen to help and support people within his local community and enjoys every aspects of his role. Derek, a retired engineer loves engaging and spending time with the people he supports and helping them to have a meaningful life.


The Care Home Registered Manager Award

Elizabeth Robinson, Akari Care

An impressive able and caring manager with substantial experience of improving achieved in a very supportive and enabling manner. Some very touching example of individuals supported to maximise abilities and overcome disabling conditions.


The Home Care Registered Manager Award

Kerry Parker, Age UK North Tyneside

Kerry demonstrates a commitment to providing high quality care, and is passionate about her team


Highly Commended

Gayle Finlayson and Gail Edgar, G&P Healthcare

Gayle and Gail have a great ethos to providing holistic, person centred care and support for a wide range of people in the community. Both have a passion for providing high quality care and support, and they do this by training and supporting everyone of their colleagues personally.


The Care Home Cook/Chef Award

Mark Horton, Exclusive Care Group and Crystal Care3

What makes Mark special is the attention to detail in his cooking. He’s more than a chef. He’s an events coordinator, dedicated to making residents’ dining experience special.


The Dignity in Care Award

John Pope, KEYFORT Group

John is an inspirational leader. He has implemented changes to the service to improve control and choice of the people being support.


Highly Commended

Dee Marsh, Edward House

Great personality, very lively with an infectious and positive attitude. Dee’s passion shone through.


The Dementia Carer Award

Sandra Irving, Anchor Hanover

Sandra is a passionate enthusiastic member of the team who really prioritizes the needs of the residents and has initiated many projects for new activities including specific areas of the home.


Highly Commended

Chantelle Cloughton, Orchard Care Homes

Chantelle knows her residents inside and out and always has their best interests at heart. She goes out of her way to make new staff feel welcome and part of the team. Chantelle will always encourage residents to join in activities to support their emotional wellbeing.


The Care Team Award

Roseleigh Care Team, Roseleigh Care Home

This team are exceptional.  They care and support each other to ensure the wellbeing and happiness of the residents.   They involve the residents in all aspects of their care planning and their passion and commitment to the residents is reflected in a very low turnover.

Highly Commended

Care team at Willow Brook, The Riverside Group

An exceptional team who have pulled together in these times of adversity to ensure the wellbeing and safety of residents.  Supporting one another to continue to provide the very best person centred care.


Highly Commended


Outstanding compassion, care, communication and commitment from this team, which was a client and carer. Judging panel was moved to tears by this team.


The Care Home Activities Organiser Award

Kirsty McMullen, Community Integrated Care

Kirsty has made the role her own and her enthusiasm and passion shone through during the process. She shared her amazing idea about getting pen pals for the residents during the pandemic and they had a huge response through social media, radio and community support.


Highly Commended

Tracy Duffiled, Atlas Care

Tracy forges links with partners in the community to provide a meaningful, person centred activities programme.  She is a creative, innovative and dedicated care professional!


The Ancillary Worker Award

Kayleigh Downey, Atlas Care

Such a delight to interview, full of passion and demonstrated many examples of her role and how she involved the clients in daily living tasks which took her above and beyond the other candidates in this category.


The Workforce Development Award

Kellie Smith, Springfield Homecare Group

Kellie impressed the judges with her enthusiastic approach to workforce development in order to achieve outstanding outcomes for the people they support.  She has adopted innovative approaches to recruit, train and retain a young workforce in a traditionally hard to recruit sector.  Well done Kellie!

The Care Innovator Award

Nicola Garrett, Five Lamps

The charity was shown a need that was turned into reality, providing local jobs and supporting local people. They showed great creativity through the pandemic and exceptional support to both clients and staff.


The Frontline Leaders Award

Jade Barton, Anchor Hanover

Jade is an outstanding leader who has demonstrated a true passion and ability to leading by example.  She goes above and beyond to support colleagues in order to ensure the high quality care delivery.

Highly Commended

Bridie Cottiss, KEYFORT Group

Bridie leads by example and is an inspirational frontline leader.


Highly Commended

Deborah Kirkwood, KEYFORT Group

Deborah is an amazing individual who sees disability as no barrier and has constantly gone over and above for her clients during the pandemic the extra mile for her clients to ensure they are not alone. Deborah has an outstanding effect on her colleagues.


The Home Care Co-Ordinator Award

Mariam Vivas, My Homecare Assistance

Mariam has great potential to expand her knowledge and career developing her skills she has gained over her career.


The Putting People First

Julia Rose, Bondcare

Julia impressed the judges not only with her exceptional dedication to the people she supports but for her commitment to the work she does in the community. she goes above and beyond in her work and remains humble and grounded.


Highly Commended

James Reid, KEYFORT Group

James sees the person and recognises what an integral role he plays in their life. He gave an amazing story about supporting someone to fulfil their dreams and sharing that special moment with them in front of a crowd of 3,000 people.


The Housing with Care Award

Staff at 155 Norton Road, Sanctuary Supported Living

A fantastic service dealing with extremely vulnerable and high risk young people and families. Strong evidence of a very caring environment that never gives up on people and looks for opportunities for achieving success.


The Social Care Nurse Award

Fiona Leggott, Blossom Home Care

Fiona is a very passionate and caring individual. She is constantly updating her skills so that she can make sure her service users are provided for and looked after as they should be. She works closely alongside her team to ensure care is delivered to a the highest of standards.


The Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award

Julie Rana, Northumbria Police

Julie’s work is absolutely outstanding and from the work she has done in some of the North East’s toughest communities, she will have saved countless lives and families future. What a credit to the police force!


The Social Care Covid Hero Award

Rachel Beckett, Wellburn Care Homes

Rachel is a prime example of someone using their influence and passion to create positive lives and effect change for others. she has great passion in improving the lives of the residents within her services and has led from the front right from the beginning of covid.


The Social Care Covid Hero Team Award

Resolve Care Team, Resolve Care

Such a delight to interview, full of passion and demonstrated many examples of her role and how she involved the clients in daily living tasks which took her above and beyond the other candidates in this category.