Prestigious judging panel announced for Care Heroes Awards

Judges final

Home Care Insight and Care Home Professional are pleased to announce a prestigious line-up of judges for the 2020 Care Heroes Awards.

The panel will decide on the winners of this year’s virtual awards, which will run during the week commencing November 2.

Joining the independent judging panel (pictured left to right) are: Dr Jane Townson, CEO of United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA); Kathryn Smith, CEO of the Social Care Institute for Excellence; Professor Martin Green, CEO of Care England; and Vic Rayner, executive director of the National Care Forum.

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Sarah Clarke, editor of HCI, said: “We are more than honoured to welcome these judges to select the winners of this year’s Care Heroes Awards. Each and every one of them has devoted their working lives to highlighting the crucial role that social care plays in supporting vulnerable people to live their best lives possible.

“That’s why I couldn’t think of a more fitting line-up of judges to help celebrate the achievements of the care sector’s dedicated workforce.”

Lee Peart, editor of CHP, added: “We are absolutely thrilled to have such a prestigious line-up of judges to choose our Care Heroes Awards winners. We could think of no-one who is better qualified to honour the carers and teams who have made enormous sacrifices and shown extraordinary dedication on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic.”

The panel will be tasked with judging from five shortlist finalists in the following six categories.

  • Home Care Hero – Individual
  • Home Care Hero – Team, sponsored by CarePlanner
  • Home Care Provider Innovation
  • Care Home Hero – Individual
  • Care Home Hero – Team, sponsored by CoolCare
  • Care Home Provider Innovation, sponsored by apetito

During Care Heroes Awards Week, the winners will be revealed through video presentations that will be premiered online on our YouTube channel and promoted across all our digital platforms, with a dedicated broadcast made to thousands of industry professionals for each category announcement. These category announcements will be accompanied by interviews with our category winners, our commercial partners and supported by extensive sponsor branding.

Our winners and four highly commended nominees for each category will also be showcased in the November issue of Home Care Insight and Care Home Professional.

You can make your nomination by Friday, October 16 by completing the form(s) below:



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