A prestigious evening awards ceremony recognising the best of the independent care home sector will be held online tonight (Friday 14 May 2021) to highlight the contribution of care home staff before and during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Scottish Care, the representative body for independent social care services across Scotland and organisers of the event, are encouraging those working in the sector and the wider public to join the online Awards to recognise and celebrate the role of care home workers.
Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony tonight, hosted by presenter, columnist and Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus.
Awards will be given out over thirteen categories:
- Ancillary & Support Staff Award
- Nutrition & Eating Well Award
- Meaningful Activity Award
- Training, Learning & Staff Development Award
- Emerging Talent Award
- Outstanding Achievement Award
- Management & Leadership Award
- Palliative & End of Life Care Practise Award
- Nurse of the Year Award
- Carer of the Year Award
- Specialist Service/Unit of the Year Award
- Care Home Service of the Year Award
- Positive Impact Award
The past year has been difficult for everyone, but it has been especially difficult for our care homes as the Covid-19 virus has presented a particular threat to the lives of residents and staff in care homes for adults.
Yet throughout this time, the dedication and professionalism of staff in supporting residents, families and each other has been exceptional. Care home staff have demonstrated resilience whilst adapting to the challenges of Covid-19. The care home response to Covid-19 has involved new innovative activity, unprecedented collaboration and people going above and beyond the call of duty.
Therefore, the Care Home Awards is an important opportunity to recognise individuals, teams and companies, who are delivering care at an incredibly high standard in a challenging period and within an increasingly demanding work environment.