We're in line for 25 prestigious care awards

November 2023 · min read

We're celebrating after being shortlisted for 25 awards in three separate ceremonies!

The Great British Care Awards, the Social Care Leadership Awards and Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care (WAGs) are all held annually to celebrate the outstanding achievements of people in the care sector.

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We have finalists in three regional heats of the Great British Care Awards: North West, Yorkshire and East Midlands, with four of the North West finalists based in Warrington.

Wendy Moore is a support worker in the Warrington Day Service. She was shortlisted for the Dignity in Care award, after being nominated by Making Space associate director of operations Shane Parnell.

Shane said: “People frequently tell us how Wendy turned their lives around and some go on to volunteer or work in the care sector. Her determination to ensure everyone lives the dignified life most of us take for granted inspires everyone who meets her to do the same.”

The whole team behind the Warrington Psychological Wellbeing Service are in the running for a trophy in recognition of the higher-than-average recovery rates they achieve for people living with mental health issues in the town.

Manager Sam Stockdale said: “From the first assessment and throughout treatment their ethos is to always exceed expectations. They’re compassionate, understanding, encouraging and have a wealth of knowledge about the support available for their patients.”

The team of support workers at Harpers Green, an extra care housing development in Padgate, have also been recognised for their efforts.

“This team are compassionate and completely focussed on the wellbeing of tenants,” said manager Liz Kamwithi. “They work so hard and dedicate so much of their time outside work and family commitments to organise fundraising activities. I would love to see them recognised for their dedication and commitment.”

And finally, newcomer Anna Evans, who joined Making Space as learning and development manager last year, has been shortlisted for the Workforce Development Award. Anna was recognised after implementing initiatives that contributed to the charity being awarded the prestigious Gold Investors in People Status.

“Anna has a passion for enabling others through skills development” said Making Space associate director of people Tom Cruse.

“She reviewed our entire mandatory training offer to ensure all our colleagues have access to appropriate skills development.”

All the Warrington finalists will find out if they’ll take home the trophies at a ceremony to be held at Manchester’s Kimpton Clocktower on 11th November.

Rachel Peacock, our CEO said: “It’s so important to celebrate the successes of all the hardworking teams within the care sector. Just being nominated means that someone has noticed how our colleagues go above and beyond every day to achieve the charity’s vision to put wellbeing at the heart of health and social care.

“This is something that should be celebrated, regardless of who takes home a trophy. But to be shortlisted for 25 awards really is a great honour for everyone concerned.

“Everyone at Making Space is thrilled on their behalf. Whatever the outcome, we’re all immensely proud of everyone who’s been shortlisted and wish all the finalists across our sector the best of luck on the night.”

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