There is still time to nominate work colleagues, carers, friends and family members for a special award, with one month to go before entry closes.
Alan White, Deputy Leader at Staffordshire County Council and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing said: “Our Dignity in Care Awards give us a great opportunity to celebrate and thank the thousands of carers who do a wonderful job and there’s still time to make your nomination.
“These are individuals and organisations who always go that extra mile for the people they look after. This year we want nominations from companies and groups, and both formal and informal carers of all ages. So whether you know someone caring for a family member or neighbour, working in the sector, or a really caring organisation then please get them nominated.”
The awards are running alongside a major recruitment campaign to encourage more people to join the sector.
Alan added: “We want to encourage people to take up a career in caring – it is an extremely rewarding profession, and the work can fit around other commitments in people’s lives. There is also a lot of training and development available for people who want to make it a career.
Amongst the categories in this year’s awards are: Leadership, Community, Young Dignity Champion and Informal Carer of the year. Shortlisted nominations will be invited to a celebration event at Newcastle College of Performing Arts on July 18th 2018 where winners will be announced and presented with their prize.
Further details and nomination forms are available at www.staffordshire.gov.uk/dignityincare or by calling 01785 355795. The closing date for nominations is Friday 25 May.