We’re #CelebratingSocialCare this April

This month we’re joining Skills for Care in #CelebratingSocialCare. Find out more about why and how we’re getting involved.

People who work in social care are highly-skilled, passionate and hard-working and it’s important that we all take time to recognise the work that people who work in social care do and the impact this has in supporting people who draw on care to live their lives how they choose.

That’s why at the Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers we’re joining in on #CelebratingSocialCare this month.

The Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers is a membership organisation for all providers of adult social care in Oxfordshire.

Our members are from:

  • Care homes
  • Community support services
  • Home care
  • Voluntary Sector

In April 2023 we’re #CelebratingSocialCare with our Annual Oxfordshire Care Awards – Inspiration for All event!

The aim of the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2023 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 2023 Inspiration for All! is all-inclusive, bringing together statutory and independent care providers, the community/voluntary sector and unpaid carers.

We also want to share some of the fantastic work and amazing achievements of our Care Awards 2023 Winners and Highly Commended Winners, as listed below.

Click this video link to watch this year’s Awards Ceremony (24th April 2023).

Josies’s Award  2023:

  • Overall Winner: Sarah Rees – Oxfordshire Shared Lives Scheme
  • Highly Commended: Peter Anthony – Style Acre

Newcomer to Care Award 2023:

  • Overall Winner: Chris Rees – Julie Richardson Nursing Home
  • Highly Commended: Monica Ferrara – Blue Angel Care

The Care Employer (Training) Award 2023:

  • Overall Winner: L A Care Ltd
  • Highly Commended: Care Compassion & Conversation Ltd

The Care Home Worker Award 2023:

  • Overall Winner: Daniel Smeu-Mare – Julie Richardson Nursing Home
  • Highly Commended: Jade Betts – Highmarket House Care Home

The Care Team Award 2023:

  • Winner: Flexicare (Oxford and Abingdon) Care Team – Flexicare
  • Highly Commended: Holder House Care Team – Richmond Fellowship

The Community / Home Care Worker Award 2023:

  • Winner: Craig Cox – Style Acre
  • Highly Commended: Tracey Johnston – Oxford Aunts Care

The Inspiration Award  2023:

  • Winner: Mike Mitchell – Westinghouse Laundry Services
  • Highly Commended: SOFEA

The Leadership Award  2023:

  • Winner: Nancy Walters – Mumby’s Live-In Care Ltd
  • Highly Commended: Karen Stay – Aston Cote Day Centre (for the over 65’s)

The Long Term Service Award 2023:

  • Winners: Susan Vivier and Sandra Stowe – Beech Haven Care Home
  • Highly Commended: Katrina Kelbie – Dimensions

The Unpaid Carer Award 2023:

  •  Winner: Phil Foster
  • Highly Commended: Lily Croft

The Volunteer Worker Award 2023:

  • Winner: Meryl Smith – All Together in Charlbury (AITC)
  • Highly Commended: Pat Armstrong – Response Organisation – ‘Response Giving’

You can get involved in #CelebratingSocialCare too by sharing your support, good news stories and shoutouts for your colleagues on social media tagging @SkillsForCare and using #CelebratingSocialCare.

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Find out more on the Skills for Care website