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Nominations set to open for second Norfolk Care Awards

PUBLISHED: 11:38 21 August 2014 | UPDATED: 14:36 22 August 2014

Norfolk Care Awards 2014. Pictured: Outstanding Achievement - Paul Goldsmith and Paul Scott.  Photo: Supplied

Norfolk Care Awards 2014. Pictured: Outstanding Achievement - Paul Goldsmith and Paul Scott. Photo: Supplied

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Nominations are set to open for the second Norfolk Care Awards, which aim to showcase and highlight excellence amongst care and support services across the county.

Local people are being urged to put forward an individual or team who have helped make a real difference to their family.

More than 100 people made nominations for the inaugural Norfolk Care Awards last year and organisers are hoping to build on its success to celebrate the importance of the care sector.

Nominations can be made from September 1 to November 22 and the awards will be presented at Sprowston Manor Hotel, Norwich on February 26 2015.

The Norfolk Care Awards are supported by Norfolk County Council, Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance, Norfolk and Suffolk Palliative Care Academy, University of East Anglia, City College Norfolk, N-able, Norse, Boots, Alan Boswell Insurance Agency and Norfolk Independent Care.

There are ten award categories this time around for delivering excellence through learning and development, effective coordination of end of life care, excellent person centred care and support, excellence in delivering dementia care, most supportive employer, motivational leadership, outstanding contribution, promoting dignity and respect in every day life, rising star, and team award.

Harold Bodmer, director of community services at Norfolk County Council, said: “The last Norfolk Care Awards was a spectacular event; we saw the best of the best receive their awards. We have great things to shout about in Norfolk when it comes to delivering excellent care and support services.”

The 2014 awards were attended by Norman Lamb, minister of state for care and support and David Prior, chairman of the Care Quality Commission.

Willie Cruickshank, director of Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance, said: “Norfolk has an ageing population with significant growth projected in the number of people over the age of 85. Never before has it been so important that we recognise and celebrate excellence. Join with us to celebrate great services in Norfolk.”

Dennis Bacon, chairman of Norfolk Independent Care, added: “We seldom recognise the innovation and quality that is delivered by providers in our communities every day. The Norfolk Care Awards provides us with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate and recognise the fantastic work that is being done across the county.”

To make a nomination, visit www.norfolkcareawards.co.uk

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