Nominations are now open for the first Leeds Quality in Care Awards, which recognise excellence in the city’s regulated adult social care sector.
The awards are being organised by Leeds City Council and NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), in partnership with Leeds Care Association and with Leeds City College being the main sponsor. They aim to showcase the great work taking place in adult care and shine a light on those individuals and services that really make a difference to people and their families.
- Nursing home nurse of the year
- Care or support worker of the year
- Volunteer of the year
- Care home registered manager of the year
- Outstanding contribution to social care
The awards are open to any individual or service that provides CQC registered adult social care – in a nursing or care home as well as in people’s own homes. Anyone can nominate – a service user, family member, staff member or colleague in another organisation.
Jo Harding, Director of Quality and Safety at NHS Leeds CCG, said “the idea for the awards came from wanting to recognise and celebrate people’s hard work and the improvements that have taken place across the social care sector in Leeds.
“As our population ages and we are increasingly supporting people to live well in their own homes, staff in the sector play an absolutely crucial role in providing treatment, care and support for the people of Leeds. These awards are our way of saying thank you for all that they do.”
Cllr Rebecca Charlwood, Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults said: “These are the first ever awards to celebrate excellence and showcase the good work that is taking place throughout the Leeds adult care sector. We can acknowledge those who have demonstrated outstanding excellence in what they do and recognise the hard work people have made to improve and raise the profile of care and inspire others to work in care either as volunteers or paid staff.”
Lee Pryor, Director of Apprenticeships at Leeds City College said: “The Leeds Quality Care Awards highlight the invaluable work that organisations across Leeds and the Yorkshire region provide.
“We are proud to be sponsoring an event that gives us the opportunity to celebrate the health and social care industry and to acknowledge and reward the remarkable work that is being done by so many individuals and organisations, which are often unseen, yet are so important and are making a real difference in the sector.”
- For more information about the awards or to nominate someone, please visit leeds.gov.uk/careawards. Nominations are open until 25 November and the awards themselves will take place in April 2020.