Oxfordshire Care Awards 2022 Inspiration for All!

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The Oxfordshire Care Awards 2022 – Inspiration for All!
***Nominations extended*** Thursday 31st March 2022***

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised and celebrated at the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2022?

By nominating a friend, unpaid carer, colleague or company you will be supporting their dedication and commitment whilst raising the profile of the adult social care sector across Oxfordshire. This uplifting and joyous event reinforces the work and dedication of all those who make a difference to the ‘real lives’ in their Care every day! Get involved, nominate someone today, who you know is providing outstanding care in Oxfordshire!

 

About the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2022 – Inspiration for All! 

The aim of the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2022 Inspiration for All! is to recognise and celebrate individuals, organisations, and companies who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within the care sector in Oxfordshire. Three organisations are involved, Action for Carers Oxfordshire, Age UK Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers (OACP), working together in partnership is at the heart of this Awards initiative. Oxfordshire Care Awards 2022 Inspiration for All! is all-inclusive, bringing together statutory and independent care providers, the community/voluntary sector and unpaid carers.


The Awards take place on Monday afternoon, 25th April 2022 at the Voco Hotel,
Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford OX4 4GX.

Note: Event attendence will be limited to Award Nominators (1 person), Main Award Winners (1 person) and Highly Commended Winners (1 person) and invited guests.

*****STOP PRESS***** Nominations extended*****close at 5 pm on Thursday 31st March 2022*****



The Oxfordshire Care Awards 2022 – Inspiration for All!
Categories for 2022 are:

 


Newcomer to Care Award – this Award seeks to acknowledge and celebrate a new member of staff who ideally commenced and remained in employment in the care sector within the previous 12 months, who has shown empathy and responsiveness and fully understands good practice.


Care Home Worker Award – recognises the significant role of the Care Home Worker in consistently providing high-quality care for people living in residential care.


Unpaid Carer Award – recognises someone who gives their time, energy and skill to ensure that people have a better experience of care and support, and feel that they matter.


Community/Home Care Worker Award – this Award recognises the significant role of the Community/Home Care Worker in consistently providing high-quality care, for people living in their own homes.


Care Team Award – this Award will be presented to the team who are able to best demonstrate a shared vision and agreed goals. The team should have a leader whose role is known and accepted, and who takes personal responsibility for their tasks. Able to demonstrate a commitment to dignity and privacy for clients plus respect for team members.


Care Employer Award – an Award for the whole company or organisation and seeks to acknowledge and celebrate an employers’ commitment to care and how this is achieving success in delivering an excellent service.


Long-Term Service Award – aims to recognise the long-term service of an employee who has made an outstanding contribution to a Care organisation (min. service period 10 years), who through their working life have passionately made a significant difference to the organisation.


Leadership Award – someone who leads a care team or service, who has shown a strong personal commitment to the dignity and respect with which their service users and staff are treated.


Inspiration Award – an organisation or business (not a health or care agency) that inspired others during the Covid-19 pandemic with its high standards of care and compassion, such as a hairdresser, shop or library, that goes out of its way to assist individuals who need extra support in their daily life.


Josie’s Award – Josie Smith was a remarkable force for good in the lives of people around her, and especially in the lives of people who needed care and support; an unstoppable influence for the better! We want to celebrate an individual of any kind who in some way is making an exceptional difference to dignity in care.



Ways to Nominate:

(Note: Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers will be collating all the online and email nomination submissions on behalf of Action for Carers and Age UK Oxfordshire.

Please choose ONE of the following ways to nominate – thank you!



1). Download an Oxfordshire Care Awards 2022 – Inspiration for All! Nomination Form from:

Age UK Oxfordshire
9 Napier Court, Barton Lane, Abingdon OX14 3YT
Website: www.ageuk.org.uk/oxfordshire

 

Send your completed nomination form and supporting statement and testimonial by post to:

Oxfordshire Care Awards, c/o Age UK Oxfordshire
9 Napier Court, Barton Lane, Abingdon OX14 3YT

If you require further information please contact: 0345 450 1276 (Office reception).



2). Download a fillable PDF nomination form (click on the link below)

Care Awards Nomination Form 2022_Downloadable Form

Download the nomination form to your computer desktop, complete the form on page three, you can use this link to edit the form online visit: https://smallpdf.com/edit-pdf 
‘Save as’ the edited form with a new title to your computer desktop. Then send your updated and completed nomination form with any additional supporting documents (as either Word.docs, PDFs or Jpegs) to our email address: [email protected]

 


 

3). Complete the Online Nomination Form below:
(please ensure you have uploaded your supporting statement and testimonial. Only two documents per nomination.

Nominations for the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2022 close 5.00pm on 11 March 2022.

File types accepted for upload are Word.doc, ppt, jpg, gif, png, pdf).



Rules of Entry:

  1. The Oxfordshire Care Awards 2022 are open to all people aged 18+, places, agencies, members of OACP and initiatives in Oxfordshire. All entries are treated confidentially.
  2. To enter the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2022 see above.
  3. Please only submit a maximum of 100-300 words for your supporting statement written/typed on a separate piece of A4 paper. Your statement should describe why you think the Nominee should win the Award. An additional written/typed testimonial from a colleague and/or service user and/or family carer (maximum 1 A4 sheet per testimonial) is desirable.
  4. Entries will be judged by a panel of reputable, independent and impartial adjudicators.
  5. Entries will not be returned.
  6. Entries can be made by post, via email or online see above.
  7. No entries will be accepted after the closing date on Friday 18th March 2022 at 5 pm.
  8. Prior to the Awards event, shortlisted Award Nominees will appear on the Oxfordshire Association of Care Provider’s website (www.oacp.org.uk), Nominators, Category winners and Highly Commended winners will be notified. Event attendence to the celebrations on Monday afternoon 25th April 2022 at the Voco Hotel, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford OX4 4GX will be limited to Award Nominators (1 person), Main Award Winners (1 person) and Highly Commended Winners (1 person) plus special guests invited by the event organisers.

Note: If you have not been notified, please accept this note as notice that your Nomination has not been taken forward on this occasion.


 

“Oxfordshire Care Awards 2022 Inspiration for All! Each person or organisation providing adult social care works hard to ensure that the people they care for and support along with the services they provide are at the centre of everything they do – every day!”

Good Luck Everyone!