The Celebrating Excellence in Care Awards are returning to Plymouth for the first time since 2019.
The awards celebrate and recognise the very best staff working in the adult social care sector in the city, including those working in care homes, supported living provision, day centres and domiciliary care (supporting people to remain living in their own homes).
The return of the awards has been driven by the new city-wide health and social care partnership, Caring Plymouth, which is working to connect local people with opportunities for skills, training and careers in the sector. The partnership’s immediate focus is on tackling staff recruitment and retention in adult social care.
Nominations are now open for this year’s awards and there are more than 30 categories, including Care Worker of the Year, Nurse of the Year, Ancillary Worker of the Year and Culinary Care Team.
People across the city, including managers, colleagues, someone receiving care or one of their family members are now invited to submit a nomination to recognise enthusiastic and dedicated staff members or teams. Nominations will remain open until Monday 26 February and the winners will then be chosen by an independent panel of judges.
The winners will be celebrated at a glitzy awards ceremony on Saturday 23 March at the Crowne Plaza, with a trophy and certificate for every winner.
Councillor Mary Aspinall, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care said: “The awards give us an incredible opportunity to say thank you to everyone working in adult social care in Plymouth, and to recognise all of the fantastic work that takes place every day across the city.
“Our social care workers are hugely valued and play such an important role in the local community. Every single day they help adults to live fulfilling and dignified lives, providing all the extra help and care they need whether that be in their own home, a care home or in supported living facilities.
“If you know someone working in adult social care that has gone above and beyond to help the people they support, please show them the recognition they deserve and nominate them for an award.”
Submit your awards nomination on the Plymouth Online Directory website.