Care at Home & Housing Support Awards 2017

As ever, the annual Care at Home and Housing Support Awards were held to coincide with the daytime Conference and Exhibition and took place on 12 May at the Marriott hotel in Glasgow.

It was an evening to highlight and celebrate the best in care at home and housing support across Scotland, with an extremely strong field of finalists, all carrying out work of an incredibly high standard in an era of challenging budgets and an increasingly demanding work environment.

Hosted by Michelle McManus, the ten award categories were presented over the course of the evening and winners and finalists then danced the remainder of the night away with the band Waterfront providing the soundtrack to the festivities.


The full list of winners of the Care at Home and Housing Support Awards are as follows:

  • Care at Home Carer (Individual or Team), sponsored by Mears Group – Accommodation & Alcohol Support Fordeuk (Loretto)

  • Housing Support Carer (Individual of Team) sponsored by Healthcare Improvement Scotland – Belleisle House Team (Aspire)

  • Management and Leadership, sponsored by Strategic Thinking  – Sharon Fleming (Loretto Care)

  • Training and Staff Development, sponsored by Workforce Matters – Nina MacLean (Bluebird Care)

  • Co-ordinator/Administrator, sponsored by Partners for Integration and Innovation – Leona Hollywood (Mears Group)

  • Innovation, sponsored by Hazelhead Homecare – Appin & Lismore Community Care Team (Highland Home Carers)

  • Client Achievement, sponsored by Barchester – David Breingan (Mears Group), Steven Brodie (Mears Group), Sam Cullen (Aspire), Craig Ireland (Mears Group)

  • Housing Support Provider, sponsored by Loretto Care – Bright Care

  • Care at Home Provider, sponsored by Carewatch – Bluebird Care

  • Significant Contribution, sponsored by Citation – Gina Fordyce (Hazelhead Homecare)

Scottish Care worked with film maker Michael Rea to profile the finalists in the Care at Home Provider category. The audience at the Awards ceremony were shown the below film, which demonstrates just how important high quality care at home can be, not only for the recipients themselves but also for family members and indeed members of the workforce, who are striving to provide the best possible service to their clients.

Huge thanks to all our sponsors, who have supported the Awards, helping to make them the success they are.

The Scottish Care team work incredibly hard to make the Awards a real cause for celebration and we look forward to seeing you all next year when we will continue to fly the flag for excellence in Care at Home and Housing Support in Scotland.

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