Awards set to honour best of county’s carers

People from Staffordshire are being invited to nominate carers, work colleagues, friends and family members for a special award.

The 2022 Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards, now in their eighth year, recognise organisations and individuals who care for the most vulnerable with dignity, kindness, respect and compassion.

The Awards are open to anyone who works in the care sector, care companies as well as informal and young carers. There are 10 categories in this year’s awards, including Newcomer to Care Dignity Champion, Registered Manager, Care Team, Community Volunteering, Palliative Care/End of Life and Social Care Covid Hero.

Johnny McMahon, Cabinet Support Member for Public Health and Integrated Care at Staffordshire County Council is encouraging people to make a nomination.

Johnny said: “Putting dignity and respect at the heart of what we do as carers is essential and something we expect from all our carers. I see many examples of people going the extra mile for those they look after which makes me extremely proud.

“There are thousands of carers and hundreds of care companies in Staffordshire doing a vital job and it’s important we celebrate and thank them for what they do. Our annual awards not only give us the chance to do this but the ceremony itself is always a great occasion to bring people together to celebrate.

“Nominating someone for an award is quick and easy and can be done online or by contacting the team who can help you do it. There are also 10 categories to choose from this year, so there’s something for everyone.  Please have a think about those special people or care companies/organisations you might know and get them nominated for an award.”

People can find out more about the awards or nominate at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/dignityincare. People can also request a hard copy of the nomination form by calling 01785 355795 or emailing dignity@staffordshire.gov.uk.

Nominations close on Tuesday 31 May 2022.

This year’s awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday 20 July 2022 from 12noon onwards at Newcastle-under-Lyme College Performing Arts Centre.

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