The Care Employer Award

Accomplish Group

Accomplish Group really value and invest in their staff team to ensure high quality, person centred care and support.  Both staff and service users play a part in shaping the companies approach to care.


Highly Commended

Care Plus, part of Housing Plus Group

This team are incredibly passionate about staff development and how integral supporting staff is in supporting for residents.


The Care Home Worker Award

Samuel Evans, Belong Ltd

Samuel’s passion to care was very evident, despite not being in the sector very long. He told me the about all the great relationships he has with the residents. He was born to care and this came across very strongly. Samuel told a great emotional story about how he put his first aid training into practice to save a resident that was found unwell and unblocked his airways and therefore saving his life.


The Home Care Worker Award

Desislava Markova, Bluebird Care Birmingham East and North

Desislava is highly regarded in her organisation having received Employee of the Year Award.  This was evident in her commitment to care and her passion to go above and beyond to in her person centred approach to promote wellbeing and independence.


Highly Commended

Care Plus, part of Housing Plus Group, Knaves Court, Housing21

Kelly and Karlie understood the need for person centred care and the need to be flexible in their approach. Liaising with both staff and residents has enabled the reputation of the organisation to gain an excellent reputation for service delivery and enabling growth of individuals and their communities.


The Care Newcomer Award

Jayne Harsum, Roden Hall Care Home

Jayne works tirelessly ensuring she provides individual care to each resident whilst retaining as much dignity/independence as their situation allows. She makes a real difference to the day-to-day lives of those they care for.


The Care Home Registered Manager Award

Sarah Diamond, Gracewell of Sutton Coldfield

Sarah demonstrated fantastic leadership values and is clearly motivated by providing the best possible quality of care alongside bringing happiness and joy to the residents in the service.


Highly Commended

Terri Hallinan, Coventry City Council

Terri absolutely stood out as an exceptional care home manager who puts her residents and staff at the heart of every decision she makes. Her drive and passion to constantly improve the service and break down barriers to remove some of the stigma around care homes is admirable. Its apparent that Terri leads from the front and takes pride in the team she manages and works hard to support and develop them to the best of their abilities.


The Home Care Registered Manager Award

Kerry McGinn, Bluebird Care Stratford & Warwick

Kerry’s passion for her role really shone through during the interview, she had so many great thing she wanted to share.  Kerry is always looking for ways to seek the use of innovation to make a difference. she values her team and shares her knowledge to improve the quality of care for the service users. I am extremely moved by the initiative that was removing social isolation from people in the community by forming of a club for all to access.


The Care Home Cook/Chef Award

Owen Williams, HC One

Owen goes above and beyond to put smiles on the faces of residents, adopting a person centred approach to nutrition and wellbeing is second to none!


Highly Commended

Nathan Wilshaw, Belong Ltd

Nathan showed passion & commitment throughout, He provided me with inspiring examples of how his work makes a difference to the clients he provides meals for. Nathan spoke passionately about providing a persons centred approach to all he does within his role, an inspiring man with a clear vision and an outstanding caring nature.


The Dignity in Care Award

Lisa Robinson, Bluebird Care Stratford & Warwick

Lisa showed a clear desire to promote dignity of all service users to not only the staff team but also the community. A person centred approached was discussed and how best to meet the persons needs with strong examples and scenarios given in answers. Congratulations Lisa


The Dementia Carer Award

Sara Girling, Anchor Hanover

Sara demonstrated compassion and a commitment to care for people living with dementia. She has adopted an innovative approach to promoting wellbeing and independence by implementing various initiatives.  She supports staff to truly put the person in receipt of care at the heart of everything.


Highly Commended

Cindy Neale, Home Instead

Cindy came into care after previously working as a teacher and said it was the best decision she has ever made. Cindy enjoys being able to make people’s lives happier by finding out what interests them and building activities into their care visits. Cindy would urge anyone thinking of going into care to ‘Absolutely go for it 100%’ as it has been life changing for her


The Care Home Team Award

Roseville House, Achieve Together

This team have gone above and beyond to promote wellbeing during Covid.  They have pulled together putting the needs of the people they support above their own.


Highly Commended

Hollyfields Care Home, Barchester Healthcare

This team really stood out to both of us, caring, compassionate, person centred, and really had great knowledge of the job they had undertaken to enrich their residents’ lives. They went above and beyond during the pandemic which is still continuing and did a lot of thinking outside the box to keep residents entertained and happy.


The Home Care Team Award

The Whole Team, Bluebird Care Birmingham

The team’s commitment to responding quickly and preventing people going into hospital unnecessarily is inspiring. They are adaptable, compassionate, enthusiastic and go above and beyond to ensure people feel safe.


The Care Home Activities Organiser Award

Activities Team, Mill House Care and Dementia Home

The activity team shared their passion to upskill themselves to have greater oversight of their service users and their needs incorporating an inclusive activity program with differentiation. The team take an active role in the assessment period to help understand the service users likes and interests before moving into their new home. Mill house also offer the opportunity for day passes to be issued for non-residents to coming and enjoy a day at the home will meals and activities, offering respite for family members who act as carers at home.


The Ancillary Worker Award

Andy Hewitt, Majesticare

Andy came across as the one that fitted the criteria of this category well, he is more than just a facilities manager and has really got involved with the clients in a very new project in challenging times.


The Workforce Development Award

Claire Gwilliam, Bluebird Care Shropshire

Claire goes above and beyond to identify training needs within her organisation.  Her approach to training is person centred and outcome focussed.


Highly Commended

Rachael Platt, Jane Lewis Healthcare Recruitment

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 lasting legacy also. Congratulations Rachael.


The Care Innovator Award

Choice Supported Living West Midlands, Choice Care

The team has shown outstanding innovation and adapted to a new way of working; offering flexible care and ensuring a person changing needs have not led to the need for them to move home.


The Frontline Leaders Award

Liza Gjoni, Anchor Hanover

Liza passion and pride in her work was immediately evident to the judges. She is proud of her team and the service they all deliver. She leads by example and her flexibility within her own role adds an additional layer to the leadership she provides all of which enriches the lives her staff and customers.


Highly Commended

Karlie Day, Anchor Hanover

Karlie demonstrated passion and pride not only for herself and her staff but for the service they deliver. Her resilience to support customers and her team has become even more evident during the pandemic with Karlie being innovative in delivery to maintain wellbeing and prevent loneliness.


The Home Care Co-ordinator Award

Maria Gomez, Caremark (Worcester & Malvern Hills)

Maria’s commitment to her service users came to the fore during Covid.  She went above and beyond to ensure safety and wellbeing of service users and supported staff during the most challenging of times.


Highly Commended

Keisha Stewart, El Marsh Care

Keisha demonstrated a very sound knowledge of her team and clients and able to respond accordingly to each of their needs. It was clear Keisha had a real dedication for supporting vulnerable people and helping her team members succeed in their own careers and passions.


The Care Assessor/Care Planner Award

Maureen Jarrett, Carers Trust Heart of England

Maureen always puts her customers first; she makes every care package person centred and individual to the customer and their family.


The Putting People First

Katie Clohessy, Precious Homes

Moving from a very different part of the sector into care she brought with her a new approach not just for service users but a truly supportive attitude for her staff team. Her passion that her residents should live their best life shone through.


Highly Commended

Care Plus, part of Housing Plus Group

This candidate so impressed the judge with their genuine desire to make sure every life is important, matters and is recognised. Working to a philosophy that people should thrive and not just survive they made sure that even those who were not formally in receipt of their services were included in their wellbeing programme during the Covid pandemic.


The Palliative Care/End of Life Award

Donna Taylor and Deborah Wright, Knaves Court, Housing21

From speaking to the team at Knaves court it was evident that person centred care was at the heart of what they do. The compassion and empathy they show towards families during end of life is outstanding.


Highly Commended

Louise Salt, Anchor Hanover

Louise gave so many examples of where she has gone above and beyond in order to ensure that the service users in her care spend their last days with the upmost dignity, respect and needs fully met.


The Housing with Care Award

Coventry Extra Care, Anchor Hanover

The team understood the need for person centred care and the need to be flexible in their approach. They have developed an excellent reputation for service delivery and enabling growth of individuals and their communities.


The Social Care Nurse Award

Rebecca Hyland, Scotia Heights, Exemplar Health Care Services

Rebecca has shown not only is she a nurse, but to her clients she is a friend. She evidently would go above and beyond to enable her service users (and colleagues!!) to achieve the very best outcomes.


The Unpaid Carers Award

Shanty Thayanthy, Carers Trust Heart of England

Shanty’s story:  Shanty was born in Sri Lanka and had to flee her hometown due to civil war in 1998 and seek refuge initially in Germany with her husband and three children. Her youngest son has Down’s Syndrome. Unfortunately, her husband never accepted his son’s disability and disengaged from supporting him. Shanty wanted to continue to support her son and keep him in the family, despite pressure from her husband and professionals in Germany.

In 2001, the family moved to England. Shanty’s son had complex health needs, including being fed through a tube, and she had to manage this on her own. Living in England, she was isolated and her English was very limited. Initially, she had no support networks, which was only compounded by her husband’s controlling behaviour. He also still resented the child and felt ashamed of him, eventually disowning him altogether. His siblings supported Shanty to care for him and she managed his condition on her own when her children grew up and moved on.

Like Shanty’s own husband, her daughter’s husband also felt shame regarding her son’s condition and forbade any further contact with Shanty or her son, who was now a young adult. Shanty came across Carers Trust and through her carer’s assessment found a new social network and support caring for her son, so for the first time had respite from her caring role.

Shanty now works as a volunteer for Carers Trust and in her community, supporting carers who are on the same path as she once was and shows great compassion and empathy. Her husband lives under the same roof as Shanty and her son but barely acknowledges him. Shanty has shown real resilience and determination to continue her caring role.


The Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award

Christina Pashmi, Rehability UK Group

Cristina is a role model who leads from the front and always ensures she is visible to her 600+ service users, Who Cristina knows each of them individually. Cristina enables her service users to access opportunities to promote their independence and wellbeing, not allowing them to be defined by their diagnosis. In her 20 years after starting out as a care assistant Cristina has achieved so much in supporting the outstanding delivery of social care nationwide. A shining star who deserves all the recognition she can get.

Highly Commended

Rachel Allen, Complete Care Holdings

Rachel has been pioneering throughout her career in the sector, always leading from the front and empowering individuals with disabilities to live independent, meaningful and purposeful lives. Rachel has broken the barriers throughout her career promoting positive risk taking and ensuring no individual is ever defined by their disability.


The Social Care Covid Hero Award

Leanne Kaocharoen, Anchor Hanover

Leanne has been an amazingly adaptable and empathetic leader. From her answers you could really see how she has tirelessly supported her team, always being there to support the professionally and personally. Under her leadership her services across west Yorkshire have has the lowest covid infection rates with only 1 case on her patch.


Highly Commended

Arianne Clarke, Anchor Hanover

Arianne has worked tirelessly through the pandemic not taking a single day off, she has been an inspiration to her team and residents always looking for ways to promote safe social engagement through activities and themed days ensuring the mental wellbeing of everyone in her care.


The Social Care Covid Hero Team Award

Knaves Court, Housing 21

The staff at Knaves Court took on a whole team approach to care during the pandemic; all going above and beyond their job roles to support one another to continue to provide compassionate care and maintain wellbeing.