Oxfordshire Care Awards 2024 Inspiration for All!

Oxfordshire Care Awards logo 2024 plus text

***Hurry…Hurry….Hurry…send in your Nominations
by Friday 24th May 2024

[date extended due to demand!!]

The Oxfordshire Care Awards 2024 – Monday 17th June 2024
at the Voco Hotel, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford OX4 4GX.

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised and celebrated at the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2024?

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 today…let’s celebrate…Outstanding care in Oxfordshire!


About the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2024 – Inspiration for All! 

The aim of the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2024 – Inspiration for All! is to recognise and celebrate individuals, organisations, and companies who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within the care sector in Oxfordshire. The organisations involved are Action for Carers Oxfordshire, Age UK Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers (OACP) and Oxfordshire County Council, working together in partnership is at the heart of this Awards initiative. 

This all-day event brings together statutory and independent care providers, the community/voluntary sector and unpaid carers.

Please keep an eye on our website for more details about the content of the day as we hope to have a ‘Mini Information Fair’ drop in area for care providers and carers open throughout the day but running separately from the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2024.


The Oxfordshire Care Awards 2024 – Inspiration for All!

Categories for 2024 are:

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

Care Home Worker Award
Recognises the significant role of the Care Home Worker who consistently provides 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.

The Volunteer Award
Recognises someone whose commitment to voluntary work has enhanced the wellbeing of the local community or has made a difference to an individual/s quality of life.

Home Care Worker Award
Recognises the beneficial and important role of the Home Care Worker in consistently providing high-quality care, for people living in their own homes.

International Recruitment – Best Practice Employer Award
(Sponsored by SESCA, the South East Social Care Alliance)
This award recognises an employer who has demonstrated best practice in International Recruitment to support their business. To be eligible, a provider must have sponsored skilled workers since April 2022. These could be individuals who have come to England specifically to work for them, or ‘in country’ recruits who moved from another employer or transferred from a different type of visa. Providers may nominate themselves, or be nominated by an international recruit from within their workforce.

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.

The Digital Social Care Hero Award
Acknowledges a care provider or individual within a care company who has implemented the integration of digital technology bringing health and care closer together, making a significant impact to the performance of the organisation.

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 huge difference to the organisation.

The Frontline Leaders Award
Recognises someone who has shown clear commitment to improving the delivery of care and support within their team. A supervisor, senior care worker, team leader or registered manager. A person who has shown leadership by reflecting on what could be done better to support and brings about change, which highlights best practice.

Inspiration Award
An organisation or business (not a health or care agency) that inspired others with its high standards of care and compassion, such as a community group or business, shop or library, that goes out of its way to assist individuals who need extra support in their daily lives.

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.

Note: The Awards attendance will be limited to Award Nominators (1 person), Main Award Winners (2 persons) and Highly Commended Winners (2 persons) and VIP invited guests.


Ways to Nominate:

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

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

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

Oxfordshire Care Awards 2024 Nomination 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]


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

Oxfordshire Care Awards 2024

Please fill in the following Nomination Form

"*" indicates required fields

Information about the Nominee

Name of the person or service you are Nominating*
Nominee's contact information*
Nominee's Email*

Award Category and Supporting Information

Please tick one of the following Award categories*
Please upload your supporting statement of between 100-300 words with/or without a short testimonial, if applicable. Outline why you think your nominee deserves to win your chosen award category (maximum upload is two documents only. File types accepted doc, ppt, jpg, gif, png, pdf).
Drop files here or
Accepted file types: doc, ppt, jpg, gif, png, pdf, Max. file size: 128 MB, Max. files: 2.

    Your information

    Your details:*
    Your contact details*
    Your Email*
    Your relationship to the person you are Nominating*
    Have you informed the Nominee of their Nomination?*
    This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

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

    Rules of Entry:

    1. The Oxfordshire Care Awards 2024 are open to all people aged 18+, places, agencies, members of Oxfordshire Association Care Providers (OACP), care providers based outside Oxfordshire who are providing care services within the County, carers and other initiatives in Oxfordshire involved in supporting and caring for people. All entries are treated confidentially.
    2. To enter the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2024 see above – ‘Ways to Nominate’.
    3. Please submit between 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 (One 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 to: [email protected] or online see above – ‘Ways to Nominate’.
    7. The closing date for all entries is the 26th April 2024 at 5 pm. (This may be extended due increased engagement).
    8. Prior to the Awards event, shortlisted Award Nominees will appear on the Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers (OACP) website (www.oacp.org.uk),
      Nominators, Category winners and Highly Commended winners will be notified. Awards celebrations is by invitation only on Monday 17th June 2024 at the Voco Hotel, Sandford-on-Thames, Oxford OX4 4GX will be limited to Award Nominators (1 person), Main Award Winners (2 persons) and Highly Commended Winners (2 persons) 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 2024 Inspiration for All! Each person or organisation providing adult social care works hard to ensure that the people they care for and support with the services they provide are at the centre of everything they do – every day!”

    Good Luck Everyone!