Posted on August 21, 2013

Awards for workers in the care sector

Carers in Oxfordshire are set to be recognised for their hard work in the form of Age UK Oxfordshire's Dignity Every Day awards 2013. This will be the second year for the award ceremony, with the aim being to celebrate the work carried out by care at home workers, care home staff, hospital staff and volunteers.  The chief executive of Age UK Oxfordshire, Paul Cann, has stated that the awards are good news in light of recent scandals within the care home sector and recognise that things are changing with the help of dedicated workers.  Recognising those who are determined to provide excellent standards of care is essential, as the public may only ever hear about those whose work is not up to the required standards. Categories within the awards will cover those who work within domiciliary home care, hospitals and care homes; a specific hospital ward or home that has gained a good reputation for care; a senior manager who has championed the dignity of the elderly; and a volunteer who works at a home or in a hospital.  Nominations can be made by anybody who feels that the care provided has been exceptional, including patients and their families. Nominations can be made until 13th September and those who are nominated can look forward to an awards ceremony at the Randolph Hotel in Oxford later in the year.  Making a nomination is easy and can be done by phone, email, or via the Age UK website.
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