Kent Care Awards

The 7th Annual Care Awards will take place on Friday 16th September 2022 at the Mercure Great Danes Hotel. 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 7th 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!

The deadline for sending your nomination in for judging is the 31st May.
Virtual judging of the awards will take place like it did last year with specific dates to be announced shortly.
The award categories are:

Residential Champion (OPPD)

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 Care 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 (OPPD)

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.

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 initiatives.

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.

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

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 category.

Care Team (OPPD)

Candidates for this award should be a team of between 2-6 support or care staff who are able to demonstrate how as a team they enhance the lives of those they support.

Care Team (LD/MH)

Candidates for this award should be a team of between 2-6 support or care staff who are able to demonstrate how as a team they enhance the lives of those they support.

Ancillary Award – Back Office & Support Staff

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 Award – Frontline Support Staff

Candidates will be support staff who support frontline care and support workers in either a care home or community care setting. Judges will be looking for dynamic candidates who enhance the lives of individuals by their exceptional delivery of ancillary support. examples of this category are Domestic, Gardener, housekeeper, driver etc.

PBS Champion (LD/MH)

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.

Pallative Care Award

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.

Apprenticeship Award

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.

Care Newcomer

The judges will be looking for an exceptional candidate who are new to care and have less than one year’s experience in the industry. The candidate will demonstrate their aptitude to the role and progress as a newcomer to care.

Frontline Leader

The judges will be looking for an individual who can demonstrate the significance of maximising client independence and choice, whilst respecting and maintaining privacy and dignity at all times.

Rising Star Award

The judges will be looking for a candidate who has been nominated by their Manager as having the qualities and passion to become a leader for the future.

Recruitment, Retention and Recognition Award

Judges will be looking for candidates who have developed an innovative approach to recruitment, retention and recognition.

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 16th of September 2022

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 16th September 2022 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 louise.faulkner@kica.careFor 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 marketing@kica.care

See you all there for a fabulous night to remember.

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