A special event celebrating the achievements of social care workers has been hailed a success.
Some 500 people from the social care sector gathered at Scarborough Spa on the Yorkshire coast last week for the first ever Celebrate Social Care event.
Organiser Mike Padgham, chair of the Independent Care Group, said: “It was a wonderful evening and a very fitting tribute to all those people, paid and unpaid, who work in the care of our oldest and most vulnerable people.
“We had a fantastic turnout and everyone was in the mood to celebrate and enjoy some great music, comedy and entertainment of the highest order.
“Everyone took advantage of the opportunity to escape politics, doom and gloom and enjoy the evening.
“I’m grateful to the team at Saint Cecilia’s, the Independent Care Group and all our sponsors and supporters without whom the evening would not have been possible.
“I also want to thank chief executive Richard Flinton and everyone at North Yorkshire County Council for their support and for coming along and bringing their own special guests.”
As well as honouring care workers, the event supported Saint Catherine’s Hospice, Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society and Dementia Forward charities.
The event was supported by Oomph!, Infiniti Scaffolding, North Yorkshire Law, The Skills Network, Mitchells, everyLIFE Technologies, CU Scarborough, East Coast Fire Services, Boro Lifts, Person Centred Software, Hempsons, Countrywide Healthcare, Nat West, Yorkshire Bank, Christie & Co and many others.