There are many awards for businesses and employees alike across the UK many focuses on the successes of those at the top of their
organisations or indeed the organisation itself. The Great British Care Awards which has been running since 2008 is different in that it focuses purely on success stories from frontline workers – the carers and support teams that actually deliver care to those on a daily basis. This year for the first time the Kent Integrated Care Alliance who represent care providers of all types in the Kent and Medway have linked up with the GBCA to offer a county focused awards to promote the great work in the county.
The 1st Annual Kent Care Awards will take place in October 2016 to celebrate the work carried out by those frontline care workers in the Care Sector in Kent. This is a chance to reward people you work with, work for you or simply people you know in the sector who have delivered something exceptional this year and every year. There are many providers operating in Kent.
As carers and care businesses in Kent there is constant negativity about price battles and CQC care performance, this is an opportunity in Kent to show the enormous contribution from carers who support people in the Kent and Medway communities – a chance to celebrate the consistent successes of people and show our appreciation for the work they do for in this sector.
At the Kent Integrated Care Alliance (KiCA) www.kica.care who are organising the event with support from the Great British Care Awards want to hear nominations for all the awards that will be presented to celebrate great care work in Kent. Your votes truly count and it is important we all engage to build on an important year so far.
The judging of the awards will take place on 8th September 2016 with a plethora of independent selected judges from the sector. The deadline for nominations is 31st August 2016 to get them in now on our nominations page at www.kica.care
There are 12 Categories for awards all are linked to Care Homes, LDMH and Home Care Services so if you have team members who you wish to celebrate and promote their excellent work then let us know we want to hear from you:
Categories for Awards are:
- The Care Home Worker Award
- The Home Care Worker Award
- The Care Home Registered Manager Award
- The Home Care Registered manager Award
- The Ancillary Worker Award
- The Dementia Carer Award
- The Care Trainer Award
- The Care Innovator Award
- The Care Assessor Award
- The Nurse Care Award
- The Putting People First/ Personalisation Award
- The Care Nutrition Award
All the overall winners of the awards will automatically be entered in the nominations for the Great British Care Awards South East section in Brighton in November – we are officially linked to these awards to find out more about them at http://www.care-awards.co.uk/
Then the celebrations can begin as the winners will be announced at the 1st Annual Kent Care Awards Gala Evening – Bring your best gown and black tie for the gents – as we are going to celebrate our sector in Kent in Style.
The awards will be held on Friday 7th October 2016 starting at 7.00pm.
Venue: The Ramada Hotel, Dover, Kent
See you all there we hope it will be a night to remember and the beginning of a special event, which will run year on year.
Some criteria for awards are as follows for notes or enquiry:
Care Home Worker: Candidates should currently be working and supporting service users in a frontline care position within a care/nursing home setting
Home Care Worker: Candidates should currently be working and supporting service users in a frontline care position with a community care or support setting.
Registered Manager Award: Registered Managers of care and support organisations – care homes
Home Care Supervisor/Leader: Manager of care and support organisation – Community setting
Ancillary Worker: Any employee who support services users but doesn’t deliver personal care
Dementia Carer: Any support staff member who has excelled in the delivery of care and support to people living with dementia
Care Trainer : Trainers of both staff in the community or care home settings
Care Innovator: A provider or staff member who can demonstrate a service or experience to service users which is innovative an
d enhanced the service users support and well being
Care Assessor: The candidate is responsible for a person centred assessment process which enhances the support and well being of their service users
Nurse Care Award: A registered Nurse currently working in a community or care home setting
Putting People First: The candidate must demonstrate how their role supports service users and puts them at the forefront of everything they do.
Care Nutrition: the Candidate works within a care home or community setting and is responsible for the delivery of nutrition to a service user or group of service users.