3rd December 2014, London
The inaugural 3rd Sector Care Awards, organised by CMM was held in Central London on December 3rd 2014. The event was hosted by Esther Rantzen and was supported by The National Care Forum.
The Awards celebrate and showcase the innovation and care excellence of the not-for-profit care and support sector. The Awards aim to reward examples of outstanding achievement and performance in this dynamic sector
David Foster, Deputy Director of Nursing and Midwifery Advisor, Department of Health who was a member of the Awards’ judging panel said, ‘It was great to see so many talented and modest people be recognised – most of them seemed to have no idea how influential they have been.’
All winners and finalists were thoroughly deserving in the ways they make a difference to the people they support and the wider community. However, the show was stolen by the Certitude Community Choir, The Inclusions from Ealing and The Brixton Harmonies. Made up of service users and members of the wider community, their performance had the audience on its feet and finished with the largest standing ovation of the day.
Already looking to 2015, the excellence, innovation and goodwill the event generated will raise the bar for the sector. The event truly gave the care and support 3rd Sector the recognition it deserves.
Winners and Finalists 2014
The Compassion Award
Sponsored by CHIS – www.chis.net
WINNER: Morenike (Renie) Dada, Support Worker, Amethyst Road, Outlook Care
FINALIST: Pauline Francis, Care Assistant, Barley House, Coverage Care Services
FINALIST: Jacqui Moran, Service Leader, Community Integrated Care
The Innovative Quality Outcomes Award
Sponsored by Ladder to the Moon – www.laddertothemoon.co.uk
WINNER: Tenant Involvement Team, Progress Housing Group – Supported Living.
FINALIST: Sabrina Lucas, Life Coach, The Paddocks, Quarriers
FINALIST: Nikita Fermer, Senior Carer, Greensleeves Homes Trust
Creative Arts Award
Sponsored by The Baring Foundation – www.baringfoundation.org.uk
WINNER: Alison Sayer, Chief Executive, Halas Homes
FINALIST: Helen Hughes, Senior Creative Textile Tutor, The Grange Centre for People with Disabilities
FINALIST: Louise Baxter, Home Manager, Prince Edwards Duke of Kent Court, Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution
Community Engagement Award
Sponsored by Social Care Institute for Excellence – www.scie.org.uk
WINNER: Jo Boddington, Director, Bodster Equine Assisted Learning Community Interest Company
FINALIST: Jake Meyer, My Breaks Manager, Certitude
FINALIST: Royal Association for Deaf people
Sponsored by Care Choices – www.carechoices.co.uk
WINNER: Allan Finn, Volunteer Project Advisor, The Jigsaw Project, mcch
FINALIST: Tomorrow’s Leaders, Inclusion North
FINALIST: Pippa Murray, Director, ibk initiatives
Sponsored by Carterwood – www.carterwood.co.uk
WINNER: Neil Matthewman Community Integrated Care
FINALIST: Simon Morris, Chief Executive, Jewish Care
FINALIST: Clive Stone, Chief Executive, Oakleaf Enterprise
Collaboration (Integration) Award
Sponsored by Bollington Insurance – www.bollington.com
WINNER: Maresa Ness, Chief Executive, Mosaic Clubhouse
FINALIST: Mental Health Specialists Team, mcch
FINALIST: Dorton College Staff Team, Royal London Society for Blind People
Contribution to Sector Development Award
Sponsored by Freeths LLP – www.freeths.co.uk
WINNER: David Russell, Head of Health and Social Care, Spice Innovations
FINALIST: Kim Arnold and the Experts by Experience Team, National Lead for Experts by Experience, Choice Support
FINALIST: Geraldine Bentley, Director, Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living.
Board Member/Trustee of the Year Award
Sponsored by Sky – www.sky.com/business
WINNER: Beverley Aldridge. Operations Director and Board Member, Coverage Care Services
FINALIST: Donald Templeman, Chairman, Enable Care and Home Support.
Just to say again how much we enjoyed today and thank you for letting us be a part of the celebrations. You really got the tone of the event just right – the atmosphere was lovely and buzzy and the timings spot on. The day went so quickly and I did not look at my watch once! Hope you get time to have a drink yourselves and please pass on my congratulations to all of your team for a very special day.
Director of Quality
Congratulations on a very successful awards ceremony yesterday, Carterwood was delighted to be a sponsor and we would certainly be interested in potentially being involved in the event again next year. The highlight was clearly the choir who were fantastic and really made it a very special event. Perhaps they can be persuaded to come back again next year! I thought the venue worked well just one thing to make it even better it would have been good to have name badges as sometimes it is difficult to located people if you haven’t met them before. The room was also very cold for the first half an hour which meant some people were sitting in their coats, however it soon warmed up with all those people. Ester did an amazing job of hosting the events and I thought that the interviews worked well and gave the ceremony a more informal feel which was good.
Amanda Nurse BSc (Hons) MRICS
RICS Registered Valuer