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North Yorkshire Council backs social care celebration

Mike Padgham

An annual celebration of the social care workforce has won the backing of North Yorkshire County Council.

The second Celebrate Social Care event, which takes place next autumn, shares the uplifting stories of social care workers who help transform the lives of people in the region.

Organiser Mike Padgham said: “We are absolutely delighted that North Yorkshire County Council has agreed to support the second Celebrate Social Care event this autumn.

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“We were thrilled with the success of the first event last October and very much wanted to hold another. Getting North Yorkshire County Council on board is a tremendous boost and we are grateful to them. We look forward to others coming on board to join them as we plan this autumn’s second event.”

North Yorkshire County Council’s Chief Executive, Richard Flinton, added: “It’s right to put the spotlight on the stories of the people who make a tangible difference to the quality of life of people who use social care services.

“One in ten social care workers in the county work for the County Council and we are the biggest single funder of care services in North Yorkshire.

“The first event last year was very moving and we look forward to honouring people from all aspects of social care and giving them the recognition that they do not always get.”

Last year’s event, which attracted around 500 people from social care and businesses that support the sector, took place at Scarborough Spa.

Picture shows Mike Padgham, left, with Richard Webb, Corporate Director Health and Adult Services at North Yorkshire County Council, Anne Brand, Executive Administrator at Saint Cecilia’s Care Group and Richard Flinton, North Yorkshire County Council Chief Executive.

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