Sharon Allen

Skills for Care has announced the finalists for its Accolades 2016/17 awards celebrating excellence among the 1.43m people who work in adult social care in England.

Thirty three finalists have been selected in nine categories by a panel of judges.

Skills for Care CEO Sharon Allen (pictured) said: “Once again we had a range of high quality entries from organisations who are working hard every day to develop the skills and knowledge of workers who deliver high quality services.

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“It was yet another tough task for the judging panels but all our finalists are not only demonstrating excellence in how they develop the workforce, but also innovative ways of thinking about how they do it that can only benefit the people they serve in our communities.”

The winners will announced at the Accolades awards ceremony on Thursday 9 March 2017 in Liverpool.

The finalists in each category are as follows:

Best employer support for apprenticeships


Leeds City Council

St Mungos


Most effective approach to leadership and management

Hartford Care

Somerset Care

St Mungos

WCS Care


Most effective approach to integration and new models of care

Lambeth Mencap

Leeds City Council and partners

Southdown Housing Association

Sutton Homes of Core Vanguard Programme – Sutton CCG


Best provider of learning and development

ACC (Aged Care Channel)

Consultus Care Training Centre

Royal Mencap Society

Twynham Training Limited


Best recruitment initiative

Alliance Living Care

Caring Hands in partnership with Helen Sanderson Associates

Thurrock Council and Thurrock Coalition Partnership


Best employer support for Registered Managers



The Regard Partnership


Best employer of under 50 staff

Cooper Tarry Partners LLP

Good Oaks Home Care

Hendra Healthcare (Ludlow) Limited

Peregrine House


Best employer of between 51 and 249 staff

Castle Supported Living Limited

Community Support Services

Independent Lives

Middleton Hall Retirement Village


Best employer of over 250 staff

Care UK (Residential Care Services)


Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

St Monica Trust

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