The finalists have been announced for the ten categories of the annual Skills for Care Accolades awards.

Now in their 17th year, the Accolades honour excellence and innovation in workforce development across adult social care.

Andy Tilden, Interim Skills for Care CEO, said:  “Our Accolades are seen as the Oscars of the social care world, and once again I’ve been impressed with the very high standard of all the entries this year.

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“To make the final all of our finalists had to demonstrate to our expert panels of judges how they think and act innovatively in supporting the learning and development needs of the growing social care workforce.”

The finalists, who will find out if they have won have at the awards ceremony at the ILEC Conference Centre in London on Wednesday 22 January, are:


Best employer of between 51 and 249 staff            

Community Support Services


Right at Home Solent


Best employer of over 250 staff                                                                                       

Community Integrated Care

Future directions CIC

Stow Healthcare Ltd


Best employer of under 50 staff                                                                                       

Ebury Court Care Home

Hendra Healthcare (Ludlow) Limited

No Place Like Home


Best employer support for your registered manager(s)                                           

Care UK

Leeds City Council, Adults and Health, Organisational and Workforce Development

Milestones Trust


Best individual who employs their own care and support staff                             

Charley Zakrzewski

Jac Savage

Richard’s House


Most effective approach to continuing professional development for the regulated workforce in social care settings

Caring Homes Group

Hertfordshire County Council


Most effective approach to leadership and management                                        

Care UK

Caremark Waltham Forest

Haviland House

Manor Community


Most effective collaborative approach to integrated new models of care           

Community Integrated Care Learning Disability Super League

Dementia Support

Let’s Talk Together – South Tyneside Council, South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, Age Concern South Tyneside and Comfort Call


Most innovative endorsed learning provider                                                               

Accomplish Group

Consultus Care Training Centre

Leeds City Council, Adults and Health, Organisational and Workforce Development

Springhill Hospice Education Team


Secrets of Success – Best retention and recruitment approaches                        

Lewisham Nexus Service

Manor Community

Resolve Care (Northern) Ltd

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