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08 April 2019

Celebrating the work of adult care staff

There are many challenges in the adult care sector with exceptionally high demand, however as demonstrated at the event, our workforce and care partners are committed to doing so much for the people they support. Well done to all our worthy winners

Jerry Wickham, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for adult social care

Those who provide valuable care and support for adults throughout Wiltshire's local communities have been recognised for the vital role they play.

Wiltshire Council hosted its first Proud to Care Social Care Celebration Awards on 4 April to thank those who work in a range of roles within the adult care and voluntary sector. Support was also provided by Wiltshire Care Partnership and Wiltshire and Swindon Care Skills Partnership.

Not only were experienced workers given a well-deserved pat on the back, but the next generation of younger carers were also recognised for their contribution. In total, 105 nominations were received.

The categories for the awards were:

  • Community engagement
  • Inspirational manager/team leader
  • Help to Live at Home
  • Supported living worker
  • Home care worker
  • Ancillary care
  • Volunteer
  • Rising star

Jerry Wickham, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for adult social care, said: "It was a privilege to be in the room to hear all about the fantastic achievements. We received so many nominations and it was difficult to shortlist, which just goes to show the high standard of the vital services being provided in our communities.

"There are many challenges in the adult care sector with exceptionally high demand, however as demonstrated at the event, our workforce and care partners are committed to doing so much for the people they support. Well done to all our worthy winners."

Last updated: 8 April 2019 | Last reviewed: 8 April 2019

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