Welcome to the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020 – Inspiration for All! 

Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020


Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised and celebrated at the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020?

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 2020 Inspiration for All! 

The aim of the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020 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 new Awards initiative. Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020 Inspiration for All! is all-inclusive, bringing together statutory and independent care providers, the community/voluntary sector and unpaid carers.

Nominations Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020 – Inspiration for All! Open on 9th December 2019 and close at 5 pm on 21st February 2020.

Note: The Awards will take place on 27th March 2020 at the Kassam Events and Conference Centre OX4 4XP.

 

Introducing the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020 – Inspiration for All!
Categories for 2020:

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 Awardrecognises 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 inspires others 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). Pick up an Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020 – 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: 01235 520463

 

2). Download a fillable PDF nomination form (click on the link below)
Care Awards Nomination Form 2020_ElectronicForm_Final_v1

Download the nomination form to your computer, complete the form on page three. Attach your completed nomination form and additional supporting documents (as either Word.docs, PDFs or Jpegs) to your email and send it to: [email protected]

 

3). Complete the Nomination Form below:

(please ensure you have uploaded your supporting statement and testimonial. Only two documents per nomination.
File types accepted for upload are Word.doc, ppt, jpg, gif, png, pdf).

I'm sorry, nominations for the Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020 closed at 5pm on 21 February 2020.

 

Rules of Entry:

1. The Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020 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 2020 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 21st February 2020 at 5 pm.

8. Prior to the event, shortlisted Award Nominees will appear on the Oxfordshire Association of Care Provider’s website (www.oacp.org.uk) and will be notified and invited to attend the Awards ceremony which will take place on 27th March 2020 at the Kassam Conference and Event Centre. If you have not been notified, please accept this as notice that your Nomination has not been taken forward on this occasion.

“Oxfordshire Care Awards 2020 Inspiration for All! Each person or organisation providing 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!”