Care heroes to be recognised in monthly awards programme
Social care heroes across the country are set to be recognised for their hard work in a rolling awards programme.
As the pressures on social care workers mount and the care sector faces the hardest winter on record, Support Social Care Heroes (SSCH) has launched its first recognition programme since being established last year.
Social care employers are encouraged to nominate their staff for a care home hero award that recognises the employee of the month.
Taking part has been made simple and easy: post a photo of your employee of the month and which care home you represent, to social media, with the hashtag #SocialCareHeroAwards and tag Support Social Care Heroes page.
“Tell us in 160 characters why the person is a social care hero,” said SSCH. “All nominations will be curated by the Support Social Care Heroes team and each month a winner will be chosen at random.”
Each winner will receive a £50 voucher for the grocery store of their choice, a box of chocolates, certificate and the nominating care home will receive a bunch of flowers. The prizes have been sponsored by VAT Solutions.
SSCH, which is in the process of achieving charitable status, aims to preserve, protect and improve the health and wellbeing of those providing social care.
“Every month we know many care homes already reward the ‘employee of the month’ and we felt we should do something to bring all these nominations together from around the country to celebrate our care heroes,” said founder Nicola Richards.
“This is the first step in our long-term plans to ensure those who need care, and those caring for them, are valued by society,” she added.