The 5th Annual Care Awards will take place in 2020 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 people you know in the sector who have simply delivered something awesome this year and every year.
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. This is the 5th Annual Kent Care Awards where we will celebrate the care sector in this great county – and as always it will be an evening to remember!
Make your nominations here and remember the deadline for sending your nomination in for judging is the 31st May.
Judging of the awards will take place on Thursday 2nd July 2020 at the Ashford International Hotel. Please make a note of the date as nominees must be available in person to attend.
The award categories are:
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
||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 initiatives.|
||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:
|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 ‘putting people first’ ethos in delivery of care and support.|
||Candidates will be staff responsible within their service for the preperation and delivery of food and hydration needs. Judges will be looking for candiates able to demonstrate their creativity and quality within this category.|
||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
||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
||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
||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.|
||The Judges will be looking for candidates currently training under a nationally recognised apprenticeship scheme or has completed and passed an apprenticeship within the last 6 months in any area within their care organisation.|
||The judges will be looking for a candidate who ideally commenced and remained in employment in the care sector within the previous 12 months.|
||The judges will be looking for an individual who can demonstrate the significance of maximising client independance and choice, whilst respecting and maintaining privacy and dignity at all times.|
||The judges will be looking for a candidate who demonstrates how special and professional they have to be to be able to support someone who is at the end of their life.|
||The judges will be looking for an individual frontline member of staff who has displayed extreme bravery in a challenging situation during these unprecedented times
(no less than 300 words, please be explicit in how your candidate went above and beyond – we are looking for you to explain fully the courageous actions your staff member displayed and the outcomes they achieved)
|Infection Prevention champion
||The judges will be looking for candidates who have identified and implemented robust and effective infection prevention systems using creativity and thinking outside the box.
(in no less than 300 words, your candidate nomination must include implementation and outcomes which have effectively ensured infection prevention control was managed)
|Hero in the face for adversity
||The judges will be looking for inspiring stories of individuals whose actions could be considered as those of a social care superhero! During these challenging times, amazing stories of an individual’s actions in the face of adversity and personal difficulty need to be told.
(in no more than 300 words, share your amazing story of your colleague!)
Remember all winners of the awards will automatically be entered into the nominations for the Great British Care Awards South East section in Brighton in November. We are officially linked to the Great Brtisih Care Awards and look forward to seeing KiCA members becoming part of this nationwide recognition. You can find out more here at the Great British Care Awards
The winners will be announced at the Annual Kent Care Awards Gala Evening on Friday the 18th of September 2020
As always we’ll be celebrating in formal style with a black tie dress code for added glamour and sparkle.
The awards will be held on Friday 18th September 2020 starting at 6.30pm – 1am.
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 £650.00
We hope you invite your team and nominees 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.
Table price for the evening includes a three course meal, the awards and late night DJ – as usual there will be fun and entertaining surprises for everyone to benefit from.
To book your table now please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information or details on the nominations process, the evening, dress code ,or if you wish to get involved with organisation and sponsorship please contact us on email@example.com
See you all there for a fabulous night to remember.