Dignity in Care nominations now open

Release Date: 22 June 2017

Nominations for the Dignity in Care Awards, which celebrates excellence across the care sector, is now open!

The awards aim to promote and recognise the very best in care and support and promote dignity in care whatever the service provided. Now in its fifth year, the Dignity in Care Awards:

  • Recognises good quality care within the Borough
  • Raises awareness of dignity in care
  • Inspires local care workers and personal assistants to deliver outstanding care and support
  • Rewards and recognises staff and teams that a make difference and go the extra mile

This year, nominations can be made in four different categories:

  • Personal Assistant of the Year (Ken Yew Award)
  • Carer of the Year (Home support and day care)
  • Carer of the Year (Care Homes)
  • Carer of the Year (Learning Disabilities)

Cllr David Marlow, Richmond Council’s Cabinet Member for Adults’ Services, said: 

“First-class care for those who need it most is at the heart of what we do at the Council. These awards are about recognising all those unsung heroes within our community who go the extra mile. I would like to encourage as many people as possible to make a nomination so no one misses out.”

If you have seen or experienced exemplary care and support consistently demonstrating dignity, compassion and respect and would like to nominate a care worker or personal assistant, complete an online form by visiting our dignity in care awards page.

Alternatively email DignityinCare@richmond.gov.uk to request a paper copy of the nomination form or an easy read version by post.

The closing date is the 28 July and the awards will take place at the Clarendon Hall on Thursday 28 September 2017.

Notes for editors

If you are a journalist and would like further information about this press release, contact Elinor Firth on 020 8487 5159.

Reference: P288/17

Updated: 30 June 2017