Care Awards - nominations

Closed 29 Feb 2020

Opened 27 Jan 2020

Results expected 29 Apr 2020

Feedback expected 29 Apr 2020



Southwark Council is organising the Southwark Care Awards to recognise the contribution of both paid and unpaid carers in our local communities. The event will celebrate the impact that everyday heroes have and ensure that care workers in Southwark feel valued and appreciated.

Thanks to generous sponsorship contributions from United St. Saviours Charity and London South Bank University we are able to hold a prestigious and elegant awards ceremony, with dinner and drinks, at the HMS Belfast on the evening of Wednesday 29th April 2020.

Nominations are now open!

You are able to nominate a carer between 27January – 29 February 2020. Three nominees in each category will be shortlisted in March and invited to the awards ceremony, along with two guests per nominee, where the winner in each category will be announced.


Please see the nine nomination categories below:

  1. Home Care worker: Home care is supportive care provided in the home. A home care worker is a professional caregiver who provides daily assistance to ensure the activities of daily living are met.
  2. Care Home worker: Care homes provide residential care for elderly or disabled people who do not need to be in a hospital, but cannot be cared for at home. A care home worker is a professional caregiver who works in a care home.
  3. Support worker in a day centre: A day centre is a service where people who are socially isolated can attend during the day to meet other people, have meals and take part in activities. A support worker is a staff member who works with people who attend the day centre.
  4. Supported living worker: Supported living is used to describe the arrangement whereby someone who already has, or wants their own tenancy or own home, lives in a residential setting with other service users and the supported living workers help them live as independently and safely as possible.
  5. Floating support worker: Floating support helps people remain as independent as possible by delivering support directly to people in their own homes. A floating support worker is the professional who visits the service user to provide support.
  6. Family/Friend carer: A family member or a friend providing care for someone.
  7. Volunteer carer: A person who volunteers to provide care for someone without being paid for it.
  8. Young Carer: A young carer is someone under the age of 18 who helps to look after a relative with a disability, illness, mental health condition, or drug or alcohol problem.
  9. Open category: If you feel that the person you want to nominate does not fit into any of the above categories then you can use the Open category.




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