Do you know someone deserving of an award for their role in care?


Those working in the care sector and unpaid individuals and volunteers will be recognised

The individuals and teams that make a difference in our local care sector are set to be recognised in April and there’s just a couple of weeks left to nominate those deserving of an award.

The Oxfordshire Care Awards celebrate the people, organisations and companies who have demonstrated excellence within the care sector.   As well as statutory and independent care providers, those who provide unpaid care are also recognised, together with the community and voluntary sector.

The awards are organised by Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers (OACP) and hosted in partnership with Action for Carers Oxfordshire and Age UK Oxfordshire.

This year’s categories will pay tribute to a newcomer to the care sector, home workers and a care team.  There’s also categories for unpaid carers and volunteers.

The Long-Term Service award will honour a person who has made an outstanding contribution to the care sector for more than ten years.

The Oxfordshire Care Awards is co-sponsored by OACP, Age UK Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire County Council.

Councillor Tim Bearder, Oxfordshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said: “Caring isn’t just a job. Whether it’s working in a nursing home, caring for a loved one or volunteering at a day centre, the people who provide care in Oxfordshire are an inspiration and should be celebrated.

“I’m absolutely thrilled that the council is able to sponsor this event and show our support for carers in Oxfordshire.”

Eddy McDowall, CEO of Oxfordshire Association of Care Providers, said: “It’s always a privilege to be involved in the Oxfordshire Care Awards. The event gives the whole community a chance to thank the hard working people in our industry, celebrating those moments where people go above and beyond what’s expected.

“I would urge anyone who has experienced outstanding care to consider nominating the people or organisation involved for an award, showing your gratitude for the wonderful work that they do.”

The deadline to make a nomination is 5pm on Friday March 31.   More information about the awards can be found here.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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