Entry deadline extended for Care Accolades 2012

The deadline for entries to this year’s Care Accolades has been extended to Monday 20 February 2012 to give social services across Scotland time to enter for these prestigious awards.

The Care Accolades is back and bigger than ever.  Now in their 9th year as Scotland’s national awards for the care sector it provides a great source of pride and recognition for organisations who day in, day out improve the lives of people who use services.  We want to hear from excellent social service organisation who are making a difference to the lives of the people who use services, carers, workers and the wider public.

Anne Fowlie, Chief Executive said: “Everyone at some point in their life will encounter some form of social care whether it is placing your child at a nursery or accessing a care home for a relative.  The Care Accolades is a great change for social service organisations to celebrate the success and show off the important work that social service workers carry out every day.  This year’s categories show how important it is for organisations to work together and how engaging with the wider community, especially people who use services is essential to an organisation’s work.  Entry is even easier now with our online form so make sure you get yours in before the deadline.”

Now with 10 categories, including four new categories the 2012 awards will be the biggest yet.  Accolades will be awarded to services who demonstrate excellence in areas such as investing in the workforce, involving the community, innovative ways of working, leadership and personalisation. This year we have a One To Watch award for projects or services who are at the start of something new and exciting.

The awards are open to all social service organisations across all sectors in Scotland, from the public, private and voluntary sector.  Initiatives might be aimed at children in a nursery, adults in a care home or targeted at those who work with vulnerable or disadvantaged people in their community.

The Care Accolades are open to all social service organisations in any sector. The 2012 afternoon tea and award ceremony will be held at Perth Concert Hall on the 22 June 2012.

The closing date for entries has been extended to 20 February 2012. Further information about the Care Accolades and you can apply online for the 2012 event on the SSSC website.