Skills for Care announces Accolades awards winners


Skills for Care has announced the winners of its Accolades awards celebrating excellence in workforce development for the 1.47m people in the adult social care sector in England.

The winners of the awards, which are now in their 16th year, were presented with their trophies by Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke.

Skills for Care’s CEO, Sharon Allen, said: “My congratulations to all the winners who came through a rigorous judging process to win a highly coveted trophy that recognises, on a national stage, their outstanding work in developing the skills and knowledge of the adult social care workforce.

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“The Skills for Care Accolades are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate high quality care and support services, delivered by hard working, skilled and dedicated workers in our communities.

“It is always a pleasure to meet every one of our finalists and hear about the innovative thinking that makes them such great providers of services to the people they work with.”

The full list of winners were:

Best employer of between 51 and 249 staff – Manor Community

Best employer of over 250 staff – The Westminster Society for People with Learning Disabilities

Best employers of under 50 staff – Hendra Healthcare (Ludlow) Limited

Best employers support for your registered manager(s) – Home Group

Best endorsed provider of learning and development – HC-One People Development Team

Best individual who employs their own care and support staff – Clare Steeples and her PA team

Best recruitment initiative – Right at Home (Derby)

Most effective approach to leadership and management – Future Directions CIC

Most effective approach to integrated new models of care – Future Directions CIC

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