Care Heroes


Do you know or work with someone who is an unsung hero in a care setting?

Ontex has teamed up with Caring Times once again to reward those working in care homes who are always ready to go that extra mile.

There are thousands of people working in UK care homes who make a real difference, whether it’s behind the scenes in the laundry room, preparing meals in the kitchen, or providing direct personal care for the residents. We’re looking for those who go beyond the job description.

Whether it’s the gardener who brings residents their favourite cookies, or a housekeeper who helps residents to rediscover their hobbies – we’re searching for those who bring a little bit of extra joy into the care world. Your unsung hero may be a colleague or someone else you know, and now is the time to reward those individuals who have made a genuine impact on their particular place of work.

If you know of anyone that fits the bill, entries can be made below and tell us, in 400 words or less, why you think your nominated person deserves to win. Make sure to include an example of when they have gone the extra distance to make a difference

All winners will be announced in June and will be presented with their certificate and Love2Shop vouchers on Friday 28 June at the Care Managers Show at the NEC Birmingham. Three runner-up winners will each receive £250 Love2Shop vouchers, and the Overall Winner will receive a £500 Love2Shop voucher. The three runner-up winners will feature in the September, October and November issues of Caring Times magazine, and the overall winner will feature in a special feature in the December issue of Caring Times.


This prize draw is organised by Ontex, Weldon House, CorbyGate Business Park, Priors Haw Road, Corby, NN17 5JG. It is governed by the laws of England and Wales and it is subject to the following conditions:
• The prize draw is not open to employees or contractors of Ontex or any person directly or indirectly involved in the organisation and running of the competition or their direct family members.
• The prizes are up to the value of £250 of Love2Shop Vouchers for the three runner-up winners and £500 Love2Shop voucher for the one overall winner. The Love2Shop vouchers may be substituted to an alternative gift card chosen by Ontex to the same value if required. There is no cash alternative. The vouchers will be presented to the winners on stage at the Care Managers Show at the NEC on Friday 28 June.
• The three runner-up winners will be included in the Caring Times publication during the September 2024, October 2024 and November 2024 issues. The overall winner will be included in the Caring Times publication during the December 2024 issue.
• No purchase is necessary to take part in the prize draw.
• The prize draw is open to UK residents only who are aged 18 or over.
• Closing date for entry is Friday 17 May. Winners will be notified by 1 June.
• The overall winner will receive two tickets to the National Care Awards on Friday 29 November in London.
• All winners will be presented with their award at the Care Managers Show and must be available to attend the Show on Friday 28 June.
• If the winners do not confirm acceptance of his/her prize within seven days he/she will automatically forfeit the rights to claim for the prize. In the event of the prize not being claimed, Ontex reserves the right to select an alternative winner via any means that Ontex feel appropriate. By participating in the prize draw, you declare that you accept these terms and conditions unconditionally

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