Skills for Care celebrates outstanding care and support services


Entries are now open for the annual Skills for Care Accolades that celebrate outstanding care and support services.

The Accolades recognise excellence and innovation among England’s 1.47m social care workforce.

Skills for Care Interim CEO Andy Tilden said: “All our finalists say it is an opportunity on a national stage to show off how high-quality care and support provision changes people’s lives, and it is a joyous night where we celebrate brilliant organisations who invest in their team’s learning and development.

“Social care needs to be much better at shouting from the rooftops about how good local services are, so this is a rare chance to shine on a national stage, and have a much deserved turn in the spotlight. I’ve been privileged to attend the Accolades to see for myself how it much it means for all the finalists to have national recognition for their teams.”

The 2019 awards categories are:
Best employer of between 51 and 249 staff
Best employer of over 250 staff
Best individual who employs their own care and support staff
Best employer support for your registered manager(s)
Most effective approach to leadership and management
Secrets of Success – Best retention and recruitment approaches
Most innovative endorsed learning provider
Most effective collaborative approach to integrated new models of care
Most effective approach to continuing professional development for the regulated workforce in social care settings

The Accolades are now open to organisations of all sizes and individual employers from

The closing date for entries is Friday 21 June 2019 and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London on 22 January 2020.

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