Some of England’s best social care organisations are celebrating after being crowned winners at the Skills for Care Accolades awards last night.
Hosted in London by Strictly Come Dancing star Anton Du Beke, the ceremony celebrated innovation and excellence in workforce development, with all ten category winners having shown an expert panel of judges why they deserved to pick up a national award.
The full list of finalists can be found below.
“It was a privilege to share in the delight of all our winners who all showed some really smart thinking in how they support their workforce to deliver high quality services,” says Skills for Care Interim CEO Andy Tilden.
“Given the high level of competition, all our finalists did brilliantly to make their shortlists, and it was inspiring to hear from them how they really support the learning and development needs of their workforces, which results in better services for the people they work with.”
The full list of winners are:
Best employer of between 51 and 249 staff: Community Support Services
Best employer of over 250 staff: Future Directions
Best employer of under 50 staff: Hendra Healthcare (Ludlow) Limited
Best employer support for your registered manager(s): Leeds City Council, Adults & Health, Organisational and Workforce Development
Best individual who employs their own care and support staff: Richard’s House
Most effective approach to continuing professional development for the regulated workforce in social care settings: Hertfordshire County Council, Adult Social Care, Adults Practice Development team
Most effective approach to leadership and management: Manor Community
Most effective collaborative approach to integrated new models of care: Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League
Most innovative endorsed learning provider: Springhill Hospice Education Team
Secrets of Success – Best retention and recruitment approaches: Lewisham Nexus Service
Caption: The Learning Disability Super League team pictured with Anton Du Beke.