Launching our Dignity in Care Awards

Cllr Alan White with some of last years’ award attendees

Only last month, I blogged about our record spending on care, including adult social care, and how it now accounts for around 65% of the county council’s total spend.

Social care still remains one of the fastest growing sectors in the county employing an estimated 20,000 people. This along with the huge numbers of informal carers looking after family members means it’s a really important area of work that touches the lives of thousands of people.

That’s why every year we put on the Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards.  Now in their sixth year, we recognise and celebrate those amazing carers and organisations who put dignity at the heart of everything they do.

Those working in the care sector, informal carers, young carers, care companies, and voluntary organisations are all eligible. There are 9 categories this year, so there’s something for everyone.

Nominating for the Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards is quick and easy and you can start here:  

The closing date for nominations is Friday 1st May and remember those shortlisted get the chance to attend our special celebration event on 14 July at Newcastle College of Performing Arts.

If you do know an amazing carer, (who may be a work colleague, friend, family member or neighbour as well as a professional carer), or a great care organisation then please get them nominated for an award. Thank you.

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