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Still time to nominate in countys care awards

Posted on Thursday 25th April 2024
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Cllr Paul Northcott, Mike Phillips, with Staffordshire University students

 People from Staffordshire are being reminded that there is still time to nominate a carer, work colleague, friend or family member for a special award.

Now in their tenth year, the Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards, in partnership with Staffordshire University, will once again recognise the best of the county’s care sector.

Anyone working in adult care, paid or unpaid, along with care providers, can be nominated in one of the eight different award categories.  New for this year is the Dignity in Care Mental Health Champion, which will recognise the impact Mental Health practitioners have in the county.

A second new award, chosen by key partner Staffordshire University, will celebrate Commitment to Learning in the care sector.

Nominations close on Sunday 5 May and can be done on the Staffordshire Dignity in Care Awards webpage. People who need help completing a nomination can speak to the team at dignity@staffordshire.gov.uk  or by calling 01785 355 795.

Paul Northcott, Cabinet Support Member for Public Health and Integrated Care at Staffordshire County Council, said:

“Over the last ten years, we’ve seen over 1,000 people nominated for an award, over 100 crowned as dignity champions and many more highly commended.

“Our Dignity in Care Awards and the ceremony itself are an excellent way of celebrating the care sector in Staffordshire and showing our appreciation for those working in the sector.

“I would like to remind people that there is still time to nominate so please do this before the deadline on 5 May. There’s eight categories to choose from so there’s an award that will suit your carer.”

Key partner for this year’s awards is Staffordshire University.  Executive Dean Mike Phillips said:

“We’re delighted to be sponsoring these awards and to celebrate the contribution made by this tireless and critical part of the workforce.

“Dignity in care and patient safety are at the heart of what we do at Staffordshire University to develop our nurses, social workers, midwives, paramedics and other health and social care providers of the future.”

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