A charity dedicated to older people has just launched its second ‘Dignity Every Day’ awards to celebrate the good work of professional carers
Age UK Oxfordshire, which has a Banbury branch in White Lion Walk, is seeking nominations for the awards, which aim to celebrate and publicise the practice of professional carers of older people, to encourage everyone working in care.
Paul Cann, chief executive at Age UK Oxfordshire, said: “We have had many scandals and countless reports on dignity. Now is the time for action. And there is action happening in many places: caring, respectful support every day to vulnerable people by dedicated workers.
“We believe it is vital to find those wonderful practitioners and celebrate their excellent practice. Our ‘Dignity Every Day’ awards intend to celebrate professional carers of older people who have displayed exceptional qualities and given excellent service.”
A care sector judges’ panel will review the nominations, split into four categories, before an awards ceremony on Friday, November 8.
The criteria includes employees giving care to older people either in their own home, care home, hospital, ward or acute unit that has exemplified good practice across its whole service, a senior manager who has shown leadership in taking forward the cared-for person’s dignity as a strategic issue and any volunteer giving care to older people either in a care home or hospital.
Nominations can include how the carer went above and beyond the call of duty and why they deserve the award.
The closing date for nominations is Friday, September 13 and all winners will be contacted by October 11.
For more information or to make a nomination call Rachelle Kennedy on 01235 849049 or e-mail email@example.com. Alternatively visit their website www.ageuk.org/oxfordshire
For information about Age UK Oxfordshire services in Banbury call 01295 278040.