The 2022 award categories

This award recognises the vital role of the care assistant in providing quality care. Evidence of dedication, kindness, sensitive handling of matters of importance to residents, and career progress through training will all be taken into account.

Please submit ALL the following (any entries which do not submit the requirements will be disregarded) 

Criteria

  • Explain what positive effect the individual has had on the residents and staff within their workplace since being in their role (up to 250 words)
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  • Provide examples of how the individual has provided high quality support to the residents, including any relevant information about activities, going beyond standard duties, dedication and commitment to understanding what is important to residents and families (up to 250 words)
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  • 30 word biography of nominee

 

Supporting Evidence

  • Provide 1-5 testimonials from staff, relatives or residents
  • Provide details of training, qualifications or accreditations the individual has received (if applicable)

This award will be made to a registered nurse who has made long term care their area of professional specialisation. In addition to maintaining training and demonstrating outstanding clinical and managerial qualities, the winner will have demonstrated a high level of dedication to, and advocacy for, the people they support.

Please submit ALL the following (any entries which do not submit the requirements will be disregarded)

 Criteria

  • Explain what positive effect the individual has had on the residents and staff within their workplace since being in their role (up to 250 words)
  • Provide examples of how the individual has provided outstanding dedication to, and advocacy for, the people they support (up to 250 words)
  • 30 word biography of nominee

Supporting Evidence

 Provide 1-5 testimonials from staff, relatives or residents

  • Provide details of training, qualification or accreditations the individual has received

This award will be made to an exceptional care home manager (or deputy). They will be expected to demonstrate a high level of expertise in managing the services of the home to the benefit of residents, staff and their local community.

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 Criteria

  • Provide examples of where the individual has demonstrated (up to 500 words)
  • leadership skills and the ability to support, develop and motivate staff
  • confidence working with relatives and residents
  • creating a caring, stimulating and person-centred environment that is home-like and with good connections to the local community
  • Explain what positive effect the individual has had on their residents, staff and local community within the home since being in their role (up to 250 words)
  • 30 word biography of nominee

 Supporting evidence

  • Include a summary of the most recent inspection report rating for the home the individual manages
  • Provide 1-5 testimonials from staff, residents and relatives
  • Provide details of training, qualification or accreditations the individual has received

 

This award will be made to an outstanding manager (or deputy) of a care service where more than 50 per cent of the clients live with dementia. The manager will be expected to demonstrate a high level of expertise in managing the service to the benefit of residents with dementia as well as staff.

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 Criteria

  • Provide examples of where the individual has demonstrated (up to 250 words)
  • leadership skills and the ability to support, develop and motivate staff
  • confidence working with relatives and promoting positive inclusive relationships with residents
  • the ability to create a responsive, caring and stimulating environment that is home-like and with good connections to the community
  • Explain what positive effect the individual has had on the service and staff since being in their role (up to 250 words)
  • 30 word biography of nominee

Supporting evidence

  • Include a summary of the most recent inspection report rating for the home the individual manages
  • Provide 1-5 testimonials from staff, residents and relatives
  • Provide details of training, qualification or accreditations the individual has received

The winner of this award will have demonstrated exceptional vision, leadership and be at the forefront of new management techniques. They will have inspired their colleagues to provide exceptional care throughout the homes for which they are responsible.

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 Criteria

  • Provide examples of where the individual has promoted the highest standards of quality care and service (up to 250 words)
  • Explain what positive effect the individual has had on the residents and staff within the setting since being in their role (up to 250 words)
  • 30 word biography of the nominee

 

Supporting evidence

  • Include a recent summary of the most recent inspection reports for all settings the individual is responsible for (e.g. 5 Outstanding, 4 Good)
  • Provide 1-5 testimonials from staff, residents and relatives
  • Provide details of training, qualification or accreditations the individual has received

 

This award will be made to a person within a care home or day care service who has made an exceptional contribution to the quality of life, health and happiness of all the people they support through the activities they provide.

 

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 Criteria

  • Give a full description of the activities or lifestyle opportunities the individual has implemented, developed or maintained since being in their role (up to 500 words)
  • Explain how the individual works in a person-centred way, including how they inspire and encourage participation, motivation and understanding in residents (up to 250 words)
  • 30 word biography of nominee

Supporting Evidence

 Include a summary of the most recent inspection report rating for the home or service

  • Provide 1-5 testimonials from staff, residents/attendees and relatives
  • Provide details of training, qualification or accreditations the individual has received (if applicable)

Running the housekeeping services of a care home is vital for the well-being of residents and staff. This award will be made to an outstanding housekeeper who can demonstrate the passion and commitment needed to make a real difference.

Criteria

  • Explain how the individual demonstrates a high level of dedication and innovation alongside a person-centred approach to provide the highest quality of service and environment for residents and staff (up to 250 words)
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  • Provide examples showing where the individual has been a proactive and helpful member of the team, contributing ideas and making the home an enjoyable place to be (up to 250 words)
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  • Nominee’s role and responsibilities

    Give a full description of the individual’s role and day to day duties and why they should win this award (up to 500 words)

    Demonstration of dedication and innovation

    Explain how the individual demonstrates a high level of dedication and innovation alongside a person-centred approach to provide the highest quality of service and environment for residents and staff (up to 250 words)

    Examples of the individual has been a proactive and helpful

    Provide examples showing where the individual has been a proactive and helpful member of the team, contributing ideas and making the home an enjoyable place to be (up to 250 words)

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  • 30 word biography of nominee

Supporting evidence

  • Include a summary of the most recent inspection report rating for the home or homes the individual is responsible for
  • Provide 1-5 testimonials from staff, residents and relatives
  • Provide details of training, qualification or accreditations the individual has received (if applicable)

This award will be made to a chef in a long-term care setting who shows exceptional ability in providing well-balanced, nutritious and delicious food.

 Please submit ALL the following (any entries which do not submit the requirements will be disregarded)

Criteria

  • Outline the reasons why the nominee shows exceptional ability in providing well-balanced, nutritious and delicious food that takes into account individual needs of the residents (up to 500 words)
  • 30 biography of the nominee

Supporting Evidence

  • Provide a copy of a monthly menu served within the last 3 months
  • Provide a copy of the three-course menu (taken from the monthly menu) that the nominee will cook for the ‘Virtual Cook Off’ if chosen to be a finalist. A video recording will be required before the judging day
  • Provide the cost per resident of the ‘Cook Off’ menu

This award will be made to a person working in care, who is new to the sector over the past 24 months, and who is already delivering the very best standard of care.  The judges will be looking for an individual who excels in their personal and team roles, and exhibits enthusiasm, professionalism, confidence and a shining commitment to their on-going career development.

Please submit ALL the following (any entries which do not submit the requirements will be disregarded)

 Criteria

  • Give a full description of the nominee’s role and responsibilities (up to 250 words)
  • Explain what positive effect the individual has had on the residents and staff within their workplace since being in their role (up to 250 words)
  • 30 word biography of the nominee

Supporting Evidence

  • Provide 1- 5 testimonials from residents, relatives of residents and colleagues
  • Provide details of training, qualification or accreditations the individual has received

This award will be made to a care home with 15 or more residents which can demonstrate exceptional quality care across all the services it offers.

 Please submit ALL the following (any entries which do not submit the requirements will be disregarded)

 Criteria

  • Give a full description of the care home including how residents and staff live and work together successfully and how the care home is homelike for the residents (up to 250 words)
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  • Give a brief description of the sort of activities the residents take part in and how they are designed to promote well-being and social interaction (up to 250 words)
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  • Describe how the care home provides exceptional care and support to people enabling them to live fulfilled and meaningful lives with a focus on maintaining skills and independence and contact with the local community (up to 250 words)
  • Positive effect the individual has had on the service

    Demonstrate what positive effect the individual has had on the service since being in their role and why they should win this award (up to 250 words)

  • 30 word profile of care home
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Supporting evidence

  • Include a summary of the most recent inspection report rating
  • Supply 1-5 photographs
  • Provide 1-5 testimonials from staff, residents and relatives
  • Provide details of any recognition or accreditation from any recognised bodies (if applicable)

This award will be made to an exceptional care home which can convincingly demonstrate that it has put dignity and respect for its residents and staff at the very heart of all it does, and that this emphasis has resulted in tangible benefits for residents, relatives and staff alike.

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 Criteria

  • Give a full description of how the care home provides an environment for residents where they are treated with dignity and respect (up to 500 words)
  • Explain how you support the people who live in your home to make choices about the way they live and the support they receive (for example: independence, lifestyle opportunities, cultural and religious beliefs, privacy, eating and nutritional care, pain management, personal hygiene) (up to 250 words)
  • 30 word profile of the home being nominated

Supporting evidence

  • Include a summary of the most recent inspection report rating
  • Supply 1-5 photographs
  • Provide 1-5 testimonials from staff, residents and relatives
  • Provide details of any recognition or accreditation from any recognised bodies (if applicable)

This award will go to an exceptional person, whether they are a member of staff, a relative, resident or a volunteer who has gone above and beyond and made a real difference. Charitable achievements or making life better for residents and relatives, or simply someone who has done great things but may not have had the recognition they deserve are what the judges will be looking for.

Please submit ALL the following (any entries which do not submit the requirements will be disregarded)

 Criteria

  • Please explain why this person is so important, and why they are a worthy winner of this award (up to 500 words)
  • 30 word biography of nominee

Supporting Evidence

  • Provide 1-5 testimonials from staff, relatives or residents

This award will be made to an outstanding individual, in any care setting, small or large, whose leadership has resulted in an exceptional outcome for clients, team members and the organisation they work for.

 

Please submit ALL the following (any entries which do not submit the requirements will be disregarded)

 Criteria

  • Show examples of where the individual has demonstrated (up to 250 words)
  • leadership skills and the ability to support, develop and motivate staff
  • confidence working with relatives and promoting positive inclusive relationships
  • promoting well-being by monitoring the re-evaluation of care needs in partnership with the resident, their key-workers and relatives
  • Explain what positive effect the individual has had on people using their service and staff members (up to 250 words)
  • 30 word biography of nominee

 Supporting evidence

  • Include a summary of the most recent inspection report rating for the service for which the individual is a care leader
  • Provide 1-5 testimonials from staff, residents and relatives
  • Provide details of training, qualification or accreditations the individual has received

This award will acknowledge an outstanding dwelling that puts emphasis on a homely and welcoming atmosphere, great care and wellbeing, while also maximising infection control. The winner will have shown an ability to excite and innovate, with regard to practicality and cost awareness combined with the needs of the residents.

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Criteria

  • Give a full description of the exceptional design features. You may wish to include reference to (up to 1000 words):
  • Ethos underpinning the design
  • Description of internal and external environments, public and private spaces
  • Lighting
  • Innovative solutions
  • Supporting independent living
  • Positive outcomes and evaluation
  • 30 word profile of the setting

 Supporting Evidence

  • Include a summary of the most recent inspection report rating (where applicable)
  • Supply 1 – 5 photographs
  • Provide 1 – 5 testimonials from staff, residents and relatives

 

Inspiring action on sustainability issues is key. This award will recognise a forward-thinking care group that has created and implemented a specific project/s to support staff and improve outcomes for individuals over the past year.

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Criteria

  • Provide an overview of the entire initiative, capturing the most important information from beginning to end (up to 1000 words):
  • Business strategy
  • Goals and objectives
  • Planning and implementation
  • Innovation/uniqueness of the initiative
  • Impacts and benefits
  • Show clear evidence of the positive impact this initiative has had on the business (up to 250 words)
  • 30 word profile of the nominee

Supporting Evidence

  • Provide 1 – 5 testimonials from staff, residents and relatives
  • Provide details of any recognition or accreditation from any recognised bodies (if applicable)

This award will be made to a staff team who have developed and maintained an outstanding standard of care and team ethos within any care setting.

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Criteria

  • Explain why this team is a worthy winner of the award, including the development of any innovative projects to improve the quality of life for the residents or users of the service (up to 250 words)
  • Explain how the team has the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to empower and enable residents to either regain or maintain a level of independence and meaningful lives (up to 250 words)
  • 30 word profile of the team

Supporting evidence

  • Include a summary of the most recent inspection report rating from the home/service where the team is based
  • Provide 1-5 testimonials from management, residents and relatives

This award will go to an outstanding care group with ten or less care homes which is able to evidence exceptional client care combined with excellent staff development and impressive financial results.

Please submit ALL the following (any entries which do not submit the requirements will be disregarded)

 Criteria

  • Give a full description of the care home group including the settings, residents and members of staff (up to 250 words)
  • Describe how the care home group provides exceptional care and support to residents enabling them to live fulfilled and meaningful lives with a focus on maintaining skills and independence (up to 250 words)
  • Describe the corporate identity, values and focus, the group’s strengths/USP, training systems and approaches as well as the group’s success in delivering high quality care and plans for the future (up to 250 words)
  • Summarise the group’s financial performance over the last five years (up to 100 words)

Supporting evidence

  • Include a recent summary of the most recent inspection reports for all settings (e.g. 5 Outstanding, 4 Good)
  • Supply 1-5 photographs showing some of the Groups settings
  • Provide 1-5 testimonials from staff, residents and relatives
  • Provide details of any recognition or accreditation from any recognised bodies (if applicable)

This award will go to an outstanding care group with eleven or more care homes which is able to evidence exceptional client care combined with excellent staff development and impressive financial results.

Please submit ALL the following (any entries which do not submit the requirements will be disregarded)

 Criteria

  • Give a full description of the care home group including the settings, residents and members of staff (up to 250 words)
  • Describe how the care home group provides exceptional care and support to residents enabling them to live fulfilled and meaningful lives with a focus on maintaining skills and independence (up to 250 words)
  • Describe the corporate identity, values and focus, the group’s strengths/USP, training systems and approaches as well as the group’s success in delivering high quality care and plans for the future (up to 250 words)
  • Summarise the group’s financial performance over the last five years (up to 100 words)

Supporting evidence

  • Include a recent summary of the most recent inspection reports for all settings (e.g. 5 Outstanding, 4 Good)
  • Supply 1-5 photographs showing some of the Groups settings
  • Provide 1-5 testimonials from staff, residents and relatives
  • Provide details of any recognition or accreditation from any recognised bodies (if applicable)

This award will be made to an exceptional person who has committed a significant portion of their life to working in a care home, or in social care, in the community or in sheltered housing, and who has made a substantial difference to the quality of life of the people they have worked with as well as staff.

Please submit ALL the following (any entries which do not submit the requirements will be disregarded)

 Criteria

  • Describe and provide evidence of how the individual’s dedication and commitment throughout their care career has impacted the people they have supported (up to 500 words)
  • Evidence how the individual has influenced or inspired those they have worked with (up to 250 words)
  • 30 word biography of nominee

Supporting Evidence

  • Provide 1-5 testimonials from residents, relatives of residents and colleagues
  • Provide details of training, qualification or accreditations the individual has received

An independent panel will select 5 finalists who they feel have made a big contribution to the care home sector within the past 12 months. The people chosen will be contacted before the awards ceremony and notified of the finalist position. This award does not require an entry from individuals, however if you would like to nominate someone for the panel to consider please do so along with 500 words to support your nomination.

 

26 November | Park Plaza Westminster Bridge

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