Care Awards 2024 - nominations

Closes 14 Apr 2024

Opened 27 Feb 2024

Results expected 14 Jun 2024

Feedback expected 14 Jun 2024

Overview

 

 

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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 these everyday heroes have and ensure that care workers in Southwark feel valued and appreciated.

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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 Friday 14th June 2024.

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Nominations are now open!

You are able to nominate a carer at any time between 1st March –  14th April. Three nominees in each category will be shortlisted in April and invited to the awards ceremony in June (along with two guests per nominee), where the winner in each category will be announced.

Categories

Please see the eight 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 or outreach/floating support 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. 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.
     
  5. Family/Friend carer: A family member or a friend providing care for someone.
     
  6. 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.
     
  7. Social Care Professional in the Council: A council employee who assesses the needs of residents or supports direct payment applications or placements.
     
  8. Chef/Catering in a care service: An individual who provides hot and cold meals to vulnerable people.

 

Why your views matter

 

 

Who will you nominate for a Carers Award

Events

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Health service users
  • Parents
  • Service users
  • Older people
  • Carers

Interests

  • Health
  • Older People
  • Social Care