The Categories

There are 10 categories that can be entered and the number any one individual or organisation can enter is not limited so you can enter all 10 or alternatively just one or two. Here is a list of all 10 categories and the overarching principle the judges will be looking at when assessing applications.

 

The winners of the 2017 Suffolk Care Awards can be found here

Please look out for news of the 2018 Suffolk Care Awards in the New Year.


Promoting dignity and respect in everyday life

This award has been kindly sponsored by

Suffolk County Council

Overarching principle – There is a culture that promotes innovative and creative ways of incorporating dignity and respect into all aspects of people’s lives.

Notes to applicants: This award should be self-nominated by the applying organisation and is a service provision or team award and therefore single individuals cannot apply. Groups with more than one service setting must indicate for which service setting they are applying and must only include supporting evidence relevant to that setting.

 

Food and catering

This award has been kindly sponsored by

Thomas Ridley Food Service

Overarching principle – The approach to nutrition and hydration is thoughtful, innovative and achieving positive outcomes for all. Entrants demonstrate that they provide food in a way that is interesting and respond well to the needs, likes and dislikes of their customers. They have imaginative approaches to encouraging good nutrition and hydration.

 Notes to applicants: This award should be self-nominated by the applying organisation and is a service provision or team award therefore single individuals cannot apply.Submissions from all parts of the sector will be assessed equally – this includes residential settings and domiciliary settings. Groups with more than one service setting must indicate for which service setting they are applying and must only include supporting evidence relevant to that setting. In domiciliary settings the application should cover the approach to ensuring good nutrition and hydration to a number of service users, although it may include particular information about how one service users benefitted from that approach.

 


End of life

Overarching principle – There is a positive approach to end of life planning that recognises the wishes of the individual and is person centred. Entrants demonstrate that they understand the principles that underpin a good end of life experience.

Notes to applicants: This award should be self-nominated by the applying organisation and is a service provision or team award therefore single individuals cannot apply. Groups with more than one service setting must indicate for which service setting they are applying and must only include supporting evidence relevant to that setting.

 

Inspiring leaders and managers

Overarching principle – Overarching principle – The leaders of the service are inspiring and motivational in their approach, demonstrating honesty and good communication skills. Staff feel supported and empowered in the working environment.

Notes to applicants: This award must be self-nominated by the applying organisation to cover an individual manager. An individual manager can self-nominate. This category is aimed at individual leaders rather than teams.

 


Culture, creativity and activities

This award has been kindly sponsored by

Suffolk County Council

Overarching principle – The organisation / service has a positive and proven approach to using a range of activities creatively to achieve positive outcomes for those accessing the service. The activity central to the entry can be focussed on one individual or a group of people, but it is important that the context of activities in the wider organisation is also considered as part of the verification process.

Notes to applicants: This award must be self-nominated by the applying organisation and is a service provision or team award therefore single individuals cannot apply. Groups with more than one service setting must indicate for which service setting they are applying and must only include supporting evidence relevant to that setting.

 

Excellent training

This award has been kindly sponsored by

AGA Mobility Systems

Overarching principle – The training offered is underpinned by and evidences a good understanding and implementation of individual learning styles and varying outcomes. There is also evidence of good use of current practice and thinking.

Notes to applicants: This award must be self-nominated by the applying organisation and is a service provision or group award therefore single individuals cannot apply. Both in-house training provision and external training provision will be assessed.

 


Innovative approaches to services for dementia

This award has been kindly sponsored by

Suffolk County Council

Overarching principle – Those who are living with dementia are supported to spend their daily lives, in meaningful ways and there is a demonstration of an understanding of their individual needs, and empathy and compassion. This can be a group setting such as a care home, or on an individual client basis such as domiciliary care delivery, day service etc.

Notes to applicants: This award must be self-nominated by the applying organisation and is a service provision or team award therefore single individuals cannot apply. Groups with more than one service setting must indicate for which service setting they are applying and must only include supporting evidence relevant to that setting.

 

Student placement / Apprenticeship

Overarching principle – The placement is one which provides real opportunities for the development of students and thus the outcomes of the service as a whole, as well as the individual.

Notes to applicants: This award can be self-nominated by either the organisation or student, can be jointly nominated or either party can nominate the other.

 


Care service of the year

This award has been kindly sponsored by

Suffolk County Council

Overarching principle – The service as a whole has delivered care and support over and above what would usually be expected and has made positive contribution in supporting service users’ lives.

Notes to applicants: Nominations for this award must be self-nominated by the applying organisation and is a service provision award therefore single individuals cannot apply. Groups with more than one service setting must indicate for which service setting they are applying and must only include supporting evidence relevant to that setting.

 

Service user / relative nominated special recognition award

This award has been kindly sponsored by

The Suffolk Brokerage and the Suffolk Association of Independent Care Providers

Overarching principle – this category is designed to provide an opportunity for the recognition of an individual [or organisation] that has made a significant contribution to the sector or a team, or indeed to one person, that has not been recognised elsewhere.

Notes to applicants: Applications for this award can only be made by users of care services or their relatives / friends. This award must not be self-nominated by the care provider. A special nomination form should be used for this award – this can be found at the back of this information pack. If your nominated person or company is judged as a finalist you will be invited to the awards dinner and ceremony on the 28th of September 2017.

 

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