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DoCare named amongst finalists for the Great South West Care Awards 2011

DoCare is a finalist for the following awards:

The Home Care Worker Award
Andrea Baird
Do Care Ltd, Glocestershire

The Dementia Carer Award
Kerry Ann Lees
Do Care Ltd, Stroud, Gloucestershire

Monday 3rd October saw a multitude of finalists gather to attend the judging day for the Great South West Care Awards.

The search to find the winners of this year’s Great South WestCare Awards is almost complete. Entries have been invited from categories representing all areas of the social care sector from throughout theSouth West. Finalists were invited to attend a judging day at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Bristol where they were interviewed by a panel of judges representing all areas of the social care sector.

The awards, who's principal sponsor is h.e.t. software, will take place at The Passenger Shed, Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol on 4th November where the winners will be announced. The evening will consist of a champagne reception, a superb gourmet dinner followed by the awards presentation with Keith Chegwin, and dancing into the night.

Finalists at the judging day represented all areas of the South West region. From local private care providers, residential and nursing homes and local authority adult social care departments – one thing they all had in common was they epitomised the unsung heroes of the region. Without such people quality care for the vulnerable and elderly members of our community would fail.

The Great South WestCare Awards is part of a series of regional Great British Care Awards. The winners from all the regional awards will then be invited to attend the National Events for either Home Care or Care Homes sectors at the prestigious London venue in May and June 2012.

The Great British Care Awards are acelebration of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards is to promote best practice within both home care and care homes sectors, and pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

There are a total of twenty-two award categories available for nomination, which represent all areas of the care sector,whether it be older people or specialist services, residential or home care. From frontline staff such as care workers and care managers to people who have made an impact in other ways such as training, specialist care and innovation.

The awards have received support from across the social care sector, including the Adult Directors of Social Services (ADASS), Department of Health, Ceretas, the English Community Care Association (ECCA), the National Academy for Social Care and the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Skills for Care.

The awards support the Care Professionals Benevolent Fund (CPBF.) The CBPF is the registered charity for the Care Sector which supports current, former and retired care professionals, by providing assistance to relieve financial hardship or sickness.

This press release was also published in The Business Today