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3rd Sector Care Awards 2016

The ceremony is over, the winners have been announced and everyone has been recognised for their hard work and commitment to supporting society’s most vulnerable. The 3rd Sector Care Awards, once again, made its mark on the sector.

The day was an incredible success. Not only did attendees get to hear about the amazing best practice being carried out by third sector providers, they were also entertained by fantastic performances from Dance Unity and Halas Homes. The moving dance routines brought many audience members to tears.

Dame Esther Rantzen once again kept the day running smoothly. Putting her interviewing techniques to good use, drawing out why the winners were truly deserving and making the day very special for everyone in attendance.

The Awards were so well-received, #3rdSectorCareAwards trended on Twitter for the second year running. Sitting at number 2 – just below Prime Minister’s Questions, the exposure helped to raise the profile of the winners and finalists.

The event was made possible thanks to the supporters and sponsors, whose generosity helped the Awards recognise the innovation and excellence of the finalists.


Compassion Award – Alfred Court Team, The Somerset Care Group

Innovative Quality Outcomes Award – Community Integrated Care and Widnes Vikings

Creative Arts Award – Community Development Team, Certitude

Community Engagement Award – Port Sunlight River Park Team and Autism Together

Citizenship Award – Community Integrated Care and Widnes Vikings

Leadership Award – Castle Supported Living

End of Life Care Award – EachStep Blackley, Community Integrated Care

Collaboration (Integration) Award – Lambeth Integrated Personalised Support Alliance

Making a Difference Award – Christine Asbury, WCS Care

Beyond Governance Award – Michael Atkins, Vibrance

Contribution to Sector Development Award – ROC, Robert Owen Communities

Technology Award – SMaRT Messenger, Nottingham Community Housing Association

For those who were not able to attend, or didn’t get a chance to nominate, the 3rd Sector Care Awards will return in 2017. The ceremony will be held on 6th December 2017. Details of when nominations open will be available at 

Appreciate. Celebrate. Network.

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