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The Hertfordshire Care Awards 2021

The 11th annual Hertfordshire Care Awards is open for nominations!

It is that time of year again, where we will be starting the process of recognising the amazing work done by Hertfordshire’s Care professionals.

We would like to shout from the rooftops just how good, you and your teams are. How your compassion and dedication to those that you care for has shone through during what has been the most difficult and challenging times for the country.

For the last 11 years care providers, staff and families have been nominating individuals and businesses into the most prestigious care event in the country.

For 2021 we will be asking for team nominations…

Judges will review your nomination and place you into one of the following categories;

THIS YEAR’S CATEGORIES
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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.

We are looking for partnerships that can demonstrate collaboration across multiple agencies in relation to the pandemic, evidence of the following:

  • How they identified what was required
  • How they developed a cohesive approach
  • Outcomes for service users as a result of the collaboration
  • An outstanding effort during the COVID-19 pandemic

Entrants to this award will be required to show how they have evaluated the outcomes of the integrated approach of working.

The Outstanding Leadership Award

This award recognises a team who have demonstrated strong leadership over the last year, through shared values and vision.

Judges will be looking for evidence of the following:

  • How the organisation was led throughout the pandemic
  • What support was given to managers and staff over the last year
  • How this leadership has impacted the organisation and clients
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.

Judges will be looking for evidence that:

  • This team meet regularly to share best practice and implement it
  • The team worked in partnership during COVID-19 to create clear wellbeing outcomes for service users
    • This included utilising specialist training
  • Specific innovative ideas have been implemented by the team that have made a difference in the last year
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.

Judges will be looking for evidence that:

  • This team meet regularly to share best practice and implement it
  • The team worked in partnership during COVID-19 to create clear wellbeing outcomes for service users: This included utilising specialist training
  • Specific innovative ideas have been implemented by the team that have made a difference in the last year
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.

Judges will be looking for evidence that:

  • This team meet regularly to share best practice and implement it
  • The team worked in partnership during COVID-19 to create clear wellbeing outcomes for service users: This included utilising specialist training
  • Specific innovative ideas have been implemented by the team that have made a difference in the last year
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, Handypeople, Care Co-ordinators, Care Staff, small teams or large teams. Any type or size of team can be nominated.

Judges will be looking for evidence that:

  • This team is committed, communicates well and is caring, and the way the team deal with users of services reflects this
  • The team are flexible and deliver their work or support to meet individual needs
  • Feedback has been received from service users and families about this team’s compassionate and outstanding way of supporting users of services over the past challenging year
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.

Judges will be looking for evidence that:

  • This team meet regularly to share best practice and implement it
  • The team worked in partnership during COVID-19 to create clear wellbeing outcomes for service users: This included utilising specialist training
  • Specific innovative ideas have been implemented by the team that have made a difference in the last year
The Outstanding Achievement Award

This award will be presented to the nominated team that has made the most impact amongst all nominations.

The judges will be looking for:

  • What the team achieved in the face of adversity
  • What support was given to service users, managers and staff over the last year
  • How leadership impacted the organisation and clients
  • Outstanding outcomes and achievements compared to other nominations

For up-to-date news and alerts on the 2021 Hertfordshire Care Awards please follow us @HertsCareAwards
or for more information on the 2021 awards, please contact events@hcpa.co.uk.

» Click here to download your nominations poster to display!