The Care Employer Award

Unique Homecare Services

The passion and commitment of this team shone through. They have their team at the heart of their everyday service and this in turn ensures that quality care is delivered.


The Care Home Worker Award

Kalunda Kusambila, Caretech Community Services

An outstanding care professional who puts people first and foremost.  Kalunda is inspirational and an asset to the sector.


Highly Commended

Jodie Challinor, Belong Ltd

Jodie shows nothing but enthusiasm and positivity towards her role team and more importantly our customers. She throws 100% into everything she does and has made it her priority to get to know each and every customer she supports.


The Home Care Worker Award

Ireen Thomas A Star Homecare Services

Irene is an incredible individual but not aware of how special she truly is. It is clear her veins are filled with passion and desire to be the best care giver that she can be.


The Care Home Newcomer Award

Gabi Swinder, Abbey Healthcare

Gabi showed great enthusiasm and an overwhelming desire to go the extra mile to enrich the day to day lives of the residents she cares for.


Highly Commended

Carly Finch, Care in Mind

Carly showed so much passion not only for the lives of the young people she is supporting but also for her team. She demonstrated strong leadership skills whilst being able to remain a key  and valued team player. Carly was able to demonstrate how she enriches the young people’s lives on a daily basis whilst striving to be the best at what she does. Carly takes her strong relationship skills to think outside of the box with the care she gives the people she supports by involving local community organisations and organisations that the young people may have a negative feeling towards to get them working together and promote an amazing experience for the young people in her care.


The Home Care Newcomer

Wayne Cooper, Alternative Future Care Group

With no prior experience Wayne chose a difficult path to really make a difference. It was incredibly uplifting to hear the stories of how cooking and growing your own produce and walks in nature are improving the physical quality of life of clients but also the self worth and esteem and genuinely changing the course of their life.


Highly Commended

Perry Mason, Unique Homecare Services

A former soldier, Perry has adapted incredibly to this new sector.  In a short space of time, he has demonstrated an outstanding commitment and passion to care delivery and is now a valued member of the team.


The Care Home Registered Manager Award

Donna Norton, Rochcare

Donna is clearly passionate about her role and her naturally caring personality made her a worthy winner of this category.


The Home Care Registered Manager Award

Clare Coke, Right at Home North Cheshire and Leigh

Claire is a very passionate manager who has a proactive and organised approach to the management of the service. She has worked hard to achieve a rating of Outstanding as a service.


The Care Home Cook/Chef Award

Lian Pilkington, Stocks Hall Care Group

Lian’S passion and care for his residents is overwhelming. He is referring to residents as friends and part of the family. His positivity and passion are obvious. Lian is there for people he cares for, not only while working in the kitchen but whenever they need him. He brings happiness and dedication to residents and his co-workers and always looking forward to seeing them. He is also a dedicated team member who manages a crisis situation with kindness and a huge smile. His approach work and connection with the people are remarkable.


Highly Commended

Leanne Wilkinson, Abbeycliffe Care Home

Leanne is a breath of fresh air! Her enthusiasm, passion, charisma and compassion really shone through. Caring comes from her heart which just can’t be taught. She is amazing! Leanne  stood out as being very passionate about her role and the service  users. She loves what she does, she is a strong leader taking her team on a journey of improvement.


The Dignity in Care Award

Janice Plackitt, Senior Care Moments

Janice is caring through and through and puts dignity at the very centre of care delivery.  She goes above and beyond to promote choice, independence and promote outcomes.


Highly Commended

Stephen Higgins, Anchor Hanover

Stephen has made a big impact of the care homes that he manages and has worked tirelessly to ensure that all residents are treated with respect and dignity.


The Dementia Carer Award

Katie Davock, Anchor Hanover

Katie demonstrated a real commitment to her role , she came into care as a 16year old apprentice and is now a team leader, she clearly goes above and beyond


The Care Home Team Award

Worthington Lake Team, Millennium

A very close team and well supported by their Deputy Manager. The Team lead with innovation and continually improve the service that they provide.


Highly Commended

EachStep Blackley, Community Integrated Care

Michelle is an inspiration to her team and health and social care. She is clearly well respected as a manager and puts people first. Michelle has challenged the norm and has taken it one step further. Staff provided views of having had a relative at the home and then wanted to work there having seen the team’s passion for care. Michelle’s passion is systemic throughout the team because of her leadership. Highly commended care home team.


The Home Care Team Award

Oldham Dementia Support Service, Making Space

The frontline team were very humbling. They are all very compassionate and supportive of each other as a team and go above and beyond for their service users.


The Care Home Activities Organiser Award

Danielle Aikenhead, Ideal Carehomes

Danielle adopts an innovative and passionate approach ensuring a person centred, meaningful activities programme is delivered.  Her passion was infectious!


Highly Commended

Jill Bowler, L&M Healthcare Hulton House

Jill absolutely blew us away with her enthusiasm and clear passion for her role and making a difference in the lives of all the residents.


The Ancillary Worker Award

Andrew Howarth, Making Space

Andrew goes over and above for his service users including doing tutorials in using the technology to keep loved ones in touch and up to date with their relatives.


The Workforce Development Award     

Rachael Platt, Jane Lewis Healthcare

Rachael showed a real understanding of the importance of keeping staff members energised and engaged in relation to training and development. Her innovative ideas have strengthened the workforce not only during the pandemic but with a legacy also.


Highly Commended

Sharon Bull, Belong Crewe

Sharon showed passion for the role she did and the way it not only developed the 140 staff within her workplace but also how it enriched the life of the residents within the service also.  Sharon was able to use her experience in previous roles to show a deep understanding on how workforce development could be used to have a positive impact on a work force. Well done Sharon.

Highly Commended

Leah Johnson, Advinia Healthcare

Leah was able to demonstrate how connecting with staff and working with them to develop them further in their chosen career paths helped retain a valued and supportive workforce that worked together to benefit the residents’ lives. Using links from local colleges and universities Leah was able to encourage and develop a loyal team around her.

The Care Innovator Award

Community Integrated Care, The Rugby League World Cup 2021, Super League and The RFL

This has already had a profound impact on people with learning disabilities, allowing them to live their dreams of playing the sport they love and giving them a sense of belonging.


The Care Home Frontline Leaders Award

Steven Harrison, Birtenshaw

Steven goes above and beyond to promote person centred care for children and young people.  He leads by example and his passion and commitment is infectious.


The Home Care Frontline Leaders Award

Sue Smyth, Aspire for Intelligent Care and Support

Sue’s determination and innovative approach to care, ensured that staff were supported to support families and people living with dementia during the most challenging of circumstances.


The Home Care Co-ordinator Award

Rebecca Wright, Home Instead

Rebecca is a highly motivated passionate care coordinator who is always looking to improve and innovate to ensure she is providing the very best service to her customers and colleagues.


The Care Assessor/Care Planner Award

Kate Birch, Westwood Homecare (NorthWest) Limited

Kate is an ambassador for the company and an advocate for residents and their families.  Her approach to person centred care planning is outstanding!


Highly Commended

Siobhan Cross, Unique Homecare

Siobhan demonstrated a wide reach of knowledge and skills. Her passion for her role, organisation and staff was evident, but above all Siobhan i was focused on the people who receive a service.


The Putting People First

Mill Point, Community Integrated Care

They are a new service but their innovation, enthusiasm and passion were tangible. They are always thinking outside the box in order to truly put people first.


The Palliative Care/End of Life Award

The Care Team, A Star Homecare Services Ltd

An amazing team with emotional and meaningful stories with a clear passion for all the individuals they care for.


Highly Commended

Chloe Booth, Barchester Healthcare

A very caring and compassionate young lady who treats all her clients as ‘grandmas and grandads’ and said, ‘100 family members within the staff team’ She knew all the history and background of each individual and was keen to be with them all at the end of their life, even if this meant in her own time. Her amazing poem she wrote for pandemic poems ‘he wasn’t alone’ brought us to tears as it was so heartfelt.


The Housing with Care Award

Front of House Team, Belong Ltd

The team meet a range of complex care and support needs, including interacting with the local community, they are outcome focused and driven to provide the highest quality service to individuals, supporting them to remain independent in their own home and as part of the wider community.


The Social Care Nurse Award

Costa Gavrila, Barchester Healthcare

Costa is a deserved winner; he was refreshingly honest and you can see how much he loves his jobs and caring for others.


The Unpaid Carers Award

Kath Teasdale, Abbey Healthcare

In the words of the person that nominated Kath, “What can we say about Kath apart from she is a diamond! Kath’s husband is a resident here at Heron Hill Care Home and she visits him twice a day. From her regular visits the other residents and staff recognised her as a big part of the home. Once the pandemic hit the home, Kath came to us to ask if she could volunteer and move in, this was not just for her benefit but the benefit of our residents. Kath has done this throughout and does not receive anything for this. Kath moved into the home and helped on the units in between her normal visits to her husband. Kath assisted in the dining rooms helping to prepare breakfasts and lunches and assist with those who needed help with eating and drinking. Kath also worked closely with the activities teams to help deliver activities to residents. Kath also took time to get to know the individual residents and used her own life experiences to relate to theirs which helped to bring out natural conversations and lots of laughter! The residents love having Kath around, especially during these very difficult times when their own families where unable to visit. Kath became support for them and developed lots of friendships. Kath has also developed very good relationships with all the staff as well they now see her as one of them. She has also helped the staff throughout the pandemic with their emotions and feelings, offering advice and guidance when requested.”


The Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award

Jon Beadman, Jane Lewis Healthcare Recruitment

Jon demonstrated an outstanding passion and enthusiasm for social care through his unique approach and balance between a business model and high quality service delivery.


The Social Care Covid Hero Award

Katy Grindley, Millennium

Katy has given 110% to her clients and has shone through with positivity and enthusiasm that is very rare in these challenging times.


The Social Care Covid Hero Team Award

Belong Ltd

This team have a culture of transparency that is clearly embedded in their values and helps support staff.  They used innovative ways to promote wellbeing as well as keep residents and staff safe during very challenging times.