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Kent Care Awards 2019

The 4th Annual Care Awards will take place in 2019 to celebrate the work carried out in our sector in Kent. This is a chance to reward people you work with, work for you or simply people you know in the sector who have simply delivered something awesome this year and every year.

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As Care businesses in Kent this is our opportunity to do so – so lets celebrate the successes of our staff and grow our appreciation for the work they do for in this sector. This is the 1st of Annual Kent Care Awards were will will celebrate the care sector in this great county and have an evening to remember.

Nominations have now been received and closed. We thank you for your votes, they do count.

The judging of the awards will take place provisionally on 20th June 2019 with a plethora of independent selected judges from the sector. 

Here’s a reminder of the award categories. 

Award Criteria
Residential Champion Candidates should be frontline care home staff who deliver outstanding support and care to people living in residential or nursing homes. The judges will be looking for candidates who can demonstrate how they enhance the lives of residents, work within a team and deliver excellent person centred care.
Community Homecare Champion Candidates should be frontline community / homecare staff who deliver outstanding support and care to people living in their own homes. The judges will be looking for candidates who can demonstrate how they enhance the lives of people by delivering person centred care.
Supported Living Champion (LD/MH/PD)
 Candidates should be frontline community supported living staff who deliver outstanding support and care to people living in the LD/MH/PD category. The judges will be looking for candidates who can demonstrate how they enhance the lives of people by delivering person centred care.
Residential Registered Manager Candidates will be Home Managers registered with CQC. The judges will be looking for Managers who are able to demonstrate their exceptional ability to lead well an enriched quality and safe service to their residents.
Community Care Registered Manager
Candidates will be Community Homecare Managers registered with CQC. The judges will be looking for Registered Managers who are able to demonstrate their exceptional ability to deliver a well led person centred service.
Supported Living Registered Manager
 Candidates will be Community Supported Living Registered Managers registered with CQC. The judges will be looking for Registered Managers who are able to demonstrate their exceptional ability to deliver a well led person centred service.
Dementia Champion The judges will be looking for a candidate that is able to demonstrate how they enhance the lives of people living with dementia through their role within their organisation. The candidate will be aware of the national and local dementia initiatives and how they work creatively to ensure people’s choices and dignity are in the forefront of the support they deliver.
Specialist Carer (LD) This award will be presented to someone who has shown exceptional insight and empathy and who has gone above and beyond what would be normally expected within this role. The nominee has truly achieved a trust relationship that has enabled the person they support to flourish, be better understood and enjoy a better quality of life.
Workforce Development Award The Judges will be looking for candidates who are able to demonstrate how they support and develop staff within their organisation. Good examples of staff engagement and support and creative retention iniatives
Innovation Award This category will be awarded to an individual, team or organisation that can demonstrate an innovative product, process or service they have developed and implemented during the course of the last year.
The judges will be looking for an innovation or initiative that has a positive impact and enhanced the health and social care experience for individuals or services within health and social care in Kent.
Each candidate will be judged using the following criteria points:Creative concept
Added Value to the sector
Delivery method
Impact
Putting People First Candidates will be required to demonstrate how they put people first within their service area. Judges will be looking for exceptional examples of the individual’s putting people first ethos in their delivery of care and support.
Care Nutrition Award Candidates will be staff responsible within their service for the preperation and delivery of people’s food and hydration needs. Judges will be looking for candiates able to demonstrate their creativity and quality within this catergory.
Care Team Award Candidates for this award should be a team of two or more support or care staff who are able to demonstrate how as a team they enhance the lives of those they support.
Ancillary – Back Office Award Candidates will be office or administrative staff who work within a care sector setting. Judges will be looking for candidates who show exceptional quality working within the support functions of frontline care delivery
Ancillary – Support Award Candidates will be support staff who support frontline care and support workers in either a care home or community care setting. Judges wiill be looking for dynamic candidates who enhance the lives of individuals by their exceptional delivery of ancillary support. examples of this catergory are Domestic, Gardner, housekeeper, driver etc.
PBS Champion This award will go to an individual or team who is working within a recognised PBS* framework to achieve clear positive outcomes for and individual or group individuals who may present with behaviours of concern or challenging behaviours. The nominee will be able to demonstrate the impact of working in a way that encourages an individual to achieve identified goals and a reduction in the frequency or intensity of behaviours of concern. The nominee will be an advocate for PBS and be passionate about enhancing the lives of people being supported by the service.
Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award Candidates nominated for this award will not be judged and nominators are asked to submit a 500 word supporting statement of their candidate.
Entries cannot be considered without a detailed supporting statement for this prestigious award of recognition.
All candidate nominations will be judged by a panel of experts in the Kent Health and Social care Sector
Candidates nominated for this award should demonstrate not only their commitment to the development of their own services but how they have supported and enhanced the health and social care sector as a whole in Kent.

Remember all winners of the awards will automatically be entered in the nominations for the Great British Care Awards South East section in Brighton in November – we are officially linked to this awards to find out more about them at http://www.care-awards.co.uk/ 

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Then the celebrations begin as the winners will be announced at the 4th Annual Kent Care Awards Gala Evening – Bring your best gown and black tie for the gents – as we are going to celebrate our sector in Kent in Style.

The awards will be held on Friday 20th September 2019 starting at 6.30pm.

Venue: The Great Danes Hotel, Maidstone

There will be 2 types of tables on offer: (The costs have been heavily subsidised by our sponsors)

Half Table – 5 People £375.00

Full Table – 10 People £600.00

We hope you invite your teams and your nominees from your businesses as this is their night and a night for us all to get together and enjoy the great work we all do for care in Kent.

Your Table price includes the evening, Food, Awards & Late night Band/DJ through to 1am.

So to book your table now please get in touch with us at info@kica.care 

For more information or details on the nominations process, the evening or is you wish to get involved with organisation and sponsorship contact us on marketing@kica.care

See you all there we hope it will be a night to remember and the beginning of a special event which will run year on year.