The Care Employer Award

The Hesley Group

The judges admired the emphasis on a collaborative way of working, appreciation of all roles in the business, and passion about team working.


The Care Home Worker Award

Rebecca Todd, Care In Mind

Rebecca was very passionate about her job, and it was clear that giving the best possible opportunities to the young people she works with, short and long term, meant everything to her. She showed sensitivity, maturity and we feel she has great career ahead of her in the care sector.

Highly Commended

Lorraine Sherwood, Ideal Carehomes

Lorraine was an outstanding all-rounder. She made it clear that she not only cares greatly about her residents, but also her colleagues, and demonstrated an impressive understanding of what makes a high-performing team.


The Home Care Worker Award

Rukhsana Ali, Bluebird Care Leeds North

Rukhsana showed an exceptional passion for her job and the people she cares for. She shared wonderful stories which demonstrated the hugely positive impact she has on the lives of these people.


The Care Home Newcomer

Emily Sugden, Hatzfeld Care

Despite being only young Emily has demonstrated considerable maturity in her role.  She has proved to be a passionate and dedicated care professional in a short space of time, going above and beyond to deliver quality care.


The Home Care Newcomer Award

Laura Bowker, Dove Adolescent Services

This lady is a powerhouse in her field, a true hearted and humble human. should be very proud of everything she has achieved. such an asset to her company and the industry.


The Care Home Registered Manager Award

Paulina Drzewiecka, Manorcroft Care Home

Paulina cares with passion and sympathy. She is very hard working and willing to adapt herself to meet the needs of others.


The Home Care Registered Manager Award

Fiona Smith, Calderdale Council AHSC

Fiona ensures staff are supported and empowered to deliver the best in person centred care. She was the epitome of an effective, visionary leader.


The Care Home Cook/Chef Award

Adele Pumford, Ideal Carehomes

Adele showed great passion and knowledge on how to meet the nutritional needs of residents. We were very impressed by the techniques used.


The Dignity in Care Award

Celia Brady, Hampden House, Elizabeth Finn Homes

Kind and compassionate, Celia treats residents with the upmost dignity and respect, whilst always ensuring care is person centred and outcome focused.


Highly Commended

Amanda Whitehouse, Vida Healthcare

Amanda, through her passion and exceptional management skills managed to lead and support both her team and her clients through horrific times continuously finding of ways keeping families in touch.


The Dementia Carer Award

Nicola Dodds, Vida Healthcare

Nicola was clearly passionate and had a great deal of empathy for her clients and their families during the pandemic.


The Care Home Team Award

Ullswater Team, Barchester Healthcare

A dedicated team that support and motivate one another to provide the quality, person centred care and wellbeing for service user.


Highly Commended

Pingley Court Team, Pingley Court Care Ltd

The energy and enthusiasm from the team was infectious! Every member of staff was recognised as vital in the running of the home and the team have supported each others in and outside of work.


The Home Care Team Award

Blossom Home Care

A fantastic team, committed to supporting one another to provide person centred care.


The Care Home Activities Organiser Award

Bev Blyth, Fairburn Mews, Exemplar Healthcare

Bev thinks outside the box to deliver meaningful, person centred activities to promote wellbeing and independence.


Highly Commended

Kerry Nippers, Dearnlea Park Residential Care Home

Kerry has an energetic and infectious persona and is a fantastic asset to the field of social care and should be very proud of everything she has done thus far.


The Ancillary Worker Award

Christine Mawby, Strong Life Care

The judges were impressed by Christine’s personal warmth, positive outlook and commitment to all service users and colleagues. Christine’s resourcefulness and organisation skills were exemplary during this outbreak.


The Workforce Development Award

Anna Wood, The Care mUm – making U matter team

Anna is offering opportunities to young people who are undoubtedly benefitting from her wrap around approach, personal support and whole team ethos to care.


The Care Innovator Award

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

This partnership has 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.


Highly Commended

Sam Speak, Hesley Village

An inspiring person centered innovation which at such a low cost has made a significant difference to the People that she Supports.


The Frontline Leaders Award

Sharon Oldfield, Vida Healthcare

Sharon has a passion for her team that shines through in her examples, she has worked hard to develop her teams and herself for the good of the residents.


The Home Care Co-ordinator Award

Nicola Cunningham, Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association


The Care Assessor/Care Planner Award

Zack Enefer, Angelcare UK Ltd

Zack has a clear focus  on the people he supports and providing them with good quality person centred care.


The Putting People First

Nichola Noble, Continue Care

Nicola goes above and beyond. Her story will inspire anyone and she is still incredibly humble.

The Palliative Care/End of Life Award

Oaklands Staff Team, Valorum Care

Victoria and her team have supported absolutely everyone during this challenging time practically and creatively. Her ability to remain calm and supporting others is second to none and care for people under her watch is exemplary.


The Housing with Care Award

Saj Daji, Kirklees Supported Housing and Leeds Supported Housing

From the outset the judges were inspired by him, his team and his passion. We felt the person centred quality shone through and we were truly moved and felt privileged to have spoken with him and heard about the service provided by him and his team.


The Social Care Nurse Award

Josef Comyn-Doyle, Care in Mind

Josef is a dynamic nurse who’s passion is helping reduce anxieties of staff and improves their empathetic nature.


The Unpaid Carers Award

Sandra Blockley MBE, Making Space

Sandra Blockley MBE, is a former unpaid Dementia Carer. She is devoted to people living with Dementia and their Carers. Sandra is 75 years young. For the last 20 years, Sandra has raised funds for so many causes in Rotherham, particularly for Cancer and Dementia causes. She was awarded her MBE for her fundraising efforts for the community a decade ago. When asked how much she has raised, she says she stopped counting at £750.000.00! Eight years ago, her husband Charlie developed Dementia and for 5 years, until he died, Sandra was his wife and carer. Sandra is the first to say that she could not have coped without the support of four Rotherham Dementia Cafes. COVID- 19 has stopped everything in terms of meeting up socially. Sandra knows more than most how devastating this loss of social contact and support can be. She wanted to do something that could help this group of people. On 15th June 2020 she opened her own charity shop in Thurcroft. This is no ordinary charity shop. All shop profits will go to Dementia causes. You will find Sandra outside on her chair, next to her mobility scooter, talking to everyone. Each day she welcomes customers living with Dementia and their carers and makes them aware of the Dementia support available in Rotherham. This shop is also proving to be a magnet for older isolated people who previously went days without speaking to anyone. Sandra is a special lady. She has a wonderful impact on everyone she meets and she has done more to raise Dementia awareness in Rotherham than any other person or organisation. She makes everyone want to do more for people living with Dementia and their carers in Rotherham.


The Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award

Mike Davies, Hesley Village

Mike is very humble and clearly very dedicated to his role.  Mike deserves recognition for his contribution to the health and social care sector over the years.


The Social Care Covid Hero Award

Joseph David, Crossroads Care Barnsley

Joseph and his team have been in preparing his service for dealing with Covid-19 outbreak before the Government measures were introduced and truly and unreservedly deserves to be recognised.


The Social Care Covid Hero Team Award

Bluebird Care Leeds North Team

The team showed a strong leadership and commitment not only to colleagues, but the service users, their families and linked professionals. The company offered an additional week’s pay as a bonus, as well £50 cashback towards small pamper items that would “make them feel happy”.