HCPA’s Hertfordshire Care Awards has launched and for the 11th year will be recognising and rewarding the incredible work of Care Providers and their staff from across Hertfordshire.
In a year that has seen unprecedented challenges and changes to the care sector, care providers have been at the forefront in supporting and protecting those in need of care whether they be in residential care settings or isolating in their own homes.
Recent months have shone a light on the incredible work that our care workforce undertake daily and with the backdrop of a global pandemic this has been magnified tenfold.
‘It is time to say thank you, we appreciate you, you are fantastic’.
The care awards go some way to recognising and celebrating this wonderful sector. Those that work in care are selfless people whose values and ethos are about improving the quality of life for those that they care for. They make a real and tangible difference to other people’s lives daily.
This year’s awards will focus on teams working within the Adult Social Care Sector. There are eight categories up for grabs and a team can be nominated into multiple awards.
Most Innovative Team Collaboration – This award recognises innovative approaches to collaborative partnerships during the pandemic, which brought together teams from different sectors or parts of a sector to deliver services.
The Outstanding Leadership Award – This award recognises a team who have demonstrated strong leadership over the last year, through shared values and vision.
Most Innovative Support at Home Team – This award is for a whole domiciliary care team who have made an outstanding achievement in the last year in relation to innovation and development during the pandemic.
Most Innovative Residential Care Team – This award is for a small or large team working in a residential care setting, who have made an outstanding achievement in the last year in relation to innovation and development during the pandemic.
The Innovation Award for Adult Disability Services – This award is for a small or large team working in an ADS care setting, who have made an outstanding achievement in the last year in relation to innovation and development during the pandemic.
The Contribution to Care Award – This award is open to any team that you think has made an outstanding achievement in supporting or caring for others in any care setting during the pandemic: Domestic Staff, Kitchen Staff, Volunteers, Handymen, Care Co-ordinators, Care Staff, small teams or large teams. Any type or size of team can be nominated.
Nursing Team of the Year – This award is for a small or large team working in a Nursing setting, who have made an outstanding achievement in the last year during the pandemic.
The Outstanding Achievement Award – This award will be presented to the nominated team that has made most of an impact amongst all nominations.
Of the awards, Head of Operations for HCPA Wesley Strahan-Hughes said…
“There has never been a more challenging year for our care sector in history, and we are proud to relaunch our awards this year after having to pause last year and present a celebration and thanksgiving virtual event in place of our usual recognition ceremony. We are looking for nominations of small or large teams of people who work in the adult social care sector, or whole organisations, recognising their outstanding achievements during the pandemic and how they have made a difference to people’s lives. If you are proud of a care provider, please nominate them so we can say thank you”
Nominations are now open. Making a nomination could not be simpler. Fill out our online form, giving as much information as possible and then our Award Judges will do the rest. Good luck.
Entry deadline is 31st August 2021 at 5pm
For more information on the 2021 awards process please contact Sarah Scott-Foster, PR and Event Manager, email@example.com