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Skills for Care Accolades awards winners announced

Skills for Care Accolades awards winners announced

Posted on Fri 1st Feb, 2019

The winners of the prestigious Skills for Care Accolades, celebrating excellence in workforce development for the 1.47 million people who work in adult social care in England, have been announced.

The Accolades are now in their 16th year and are open to all 20,300 organisations who offer adult social care in England.

The winners picked up their Accolades trophies from dance star Anton Du Beke at an award ceremony in London, fighting off fierce competition from the other shortlisted finalists in each of the nine categories.

The full list of winners are:

Best employer of between 51 and 249 staff

Manor Community

Best employer of over 250 staff

The Westminster Society for People with Learning Disabilities

Best employers of under 50 staff

Hendra Healthcare (Ludlow) Limited

Best employers support for your registered manager(s)

Home Group

Best endorsed provider of learning and development

HC-One People Development Team

Best individual who employs their own care and support staff

Clare Steeples and her PA team

Best recruitment initiative

Right at Home (Derby)

Most effective approach to leadership and management

Future Directions CIC

Most effective approach to integrated new models of care

Future Directions CIC


Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen said:


“My congratulations to all the winners who came through a rigorous judging process to win a highly coveted trophy that recognises on a national stage their outstanding work in developing the skills and knowledge of the adult social care workforce.


“The Skills for Care Accolades are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate high quality care and support services delivered by hard working, skilled and dedicated workers in our communities.


“It is always a pleasure to meet every one of our finalists and hear about the innovative thinking that makes them such great providers of services to the people they work with.”