Oxfordshire Care Awards 2023 Nominee Shortlist

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The Oxfordshire Care Awards 2023 Inspiration for All – are nearly here!

We are very much looking forward to recognising and celebrating individuals, organisations and companies who have demonstrated ‘Outstanding excellence within the care sector in Oxfordshire’.

This year Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers (OACP) is delighted to be partnering again with Action for Carers Oxfordshire/Age UK Oxfordshireworking together is at the heart of the Care Awards initiative! 

These enhanced Awards are all-inclusive, bringing together statutory and independent care providers, the community/voluntary sector and unpaid carers to celebrate ‘Outstanding care in Oxfordshire’. 

It gives all three organisations involved – the greatest pleasure in announcing the Shortlist for this year’s Oxfordshire Care Awards 2023 Inspiration for All!

We are delighted to mention that the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2023 have attracted prizes kindly put forward by Action for Carers Oxfordshire /Age UK Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers (OACP) and Oxfordshire County Council.

We have been blown away by so many fantastic entries and our judges have really had their work cut out for them.
The shortlisted entries below are now even closer to landing one of our gorgeous engraved glass trophies, certificate
and prize!

Congratulations to everyone who entered and to all those shortlisted!


  • Nominators, Overall Winners and Highly Commended winners will be notified directly via telephone or email about attending the Awards ceremony in person.
  • If you have not been notified, please accept this note as notice that your Nomination has not been taken forward on this occasion.
  • Everyone is invited to watch the Awards ceremony via ‘live stream’ online’ – link to be published shortly.
  • Arrival for this celebratory event will be from 2pm on Monday afternoon 24th April 2023 at the
    Voco Hotel Oxford Thames, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford OX4 4GX.
    The Awards Ceremony will take place from 2.30pm followed by a Cream Tea. Event ends 5pm.
    The event is by invite only – numbers – as follows:-
    Overall Award Winner (1 person), Nominator (1 person) and Guest (1 person) and for
    Highly Commended Winner (1 person), Nominator (1 person) and Guest (1 person).
    Special guests
    and VIP’s will be invited by the event organisers only.
  • Please note: We have a photographer with us on the day who will be taking photographs of
    the Award recipients receiving their Awards – this is for publicity purposes. We are also ‘Live Streaming’ the Awards ceremony. By attending the event you will be accepting consent to be photographed and filmed on the day.
    Please contact the organisers via email if you require further information: [email protected]

Oxfordshire Care Awards 2023 – Inspiration for All!

 Short List of Award Nominees…

The Newcomer to Care Award 2023 
Emily Aldridge – Belle Vie Care
Chloe Hurley – Style Acre
Chris Rees – Julie Richardson Nursing Home
Monica Ferrara – Blue Angel Care


The Care Home Worker of the Year Award 2023 
Aiden Hazelwood – Beech Haven Care Home
Joanna Price – Beech Haven Care Home
Jade Betts – High Market House Care Home
Daniel Smeu-Mare – Julie Richardson Nursing Home


The Community/Home Care Worker of the Year Award 2023 
Craig Cox – Style Acre
Rachel Spillane – Home Instead – Newbury, Abingdon & Didcot
Suraya Wahid – Trust on Tap
Tracey Johnstone – Oxford Aunts Care


The Care Team of the Year Award 2023 
Charles Road Team –  Style Acre
Flexicare (Oxford and Abindon) Care Team – Flexicare (Oxford and Abingdon)
Holder House Care Team – Holder House, Richmond Fellowship
George Springall Home Care Partnership Team – George Springall Home Care Partnership


The Care Employer of the Year Award 2023 
Mumby’s Live-in Care
L A Care Ltd
Care Compassion & Conversation Ltd
Style Acre


Long-Term Service of the Year Award 2023 
Janine Cross – Julie Richardson Nursing Home
Susan Vivier – Beech Haven Care Home
Katrina Kelbie – Dimensions
Sandra Stowe – Beech Haven Care Home

The Unpaid Carer of the Year Award 2023 
Beth Lingwood
Lilly Croft
Philip Foster


The Volunteer Worker of the Year Award 2023
Helen Dodd – Cleeve Lodge Care Home
Pat Armstrong – Response Organisation ‘Response Giving’
Gill Salmon – Style Acre
Meryl Smith – All Together in Charlbury

The Inspiration Award 2023
Cholsey Day Centre
Felicity Dorey and Joel Draper – Enrych Oxfordshire
Mike Mitchell – Westinghouse Laundry

Josie’s Award 2023
Anita Powell – Style Acre
Kerrin Townsend –  The Brandon Trust
Peter Anthony – Style Acre
Sarah Rees – Oxfordshire Shared Lives Scheme


The Leadership of the Year Award 2023
Jayanthi Anthony – Julie Richardson Nursing Home
Karen Stay – Aston Cote Day Centre (for the over 65’s)
Nancy Walters – Mumby’s Live-In Care
Hayley Forster – Beech Haven Care Home


Winners will receive an engraved glass trophy and a framed certificate.
Highly Commended will receive a framed certificate.
All those nominated will receive a certificate.


The Award winners will be announced ‘live’ at our Awards ceremony at the Voco Oxford Thames Hotel on Monday 24th April 2023! 


Thank you to everyone who sent in nominations, we very much appreciate the time and effort that goes into submitting a nomination…and thank you for supporting the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2023 Inspiration for All!