Care Home Week 2018 is drawing to a close and all week we have been highlighting and celebrating the great things going on in care homes around Scotland. And as we focus on showcasing the fantastic work of care home staff, what better time to launch our National Care Home Awards nominations?

This year you can nominate in 13 categories as follows:

1. Ancillary & Support Staff Award

2. Nutrition & Eating Well Award

3. Meaningful Activity Award

4. Training & Staff Development Award

5. Innovative Practice Award

6. Emerging Talent Award

7. Manager/ Leader of the Year Award

8. Nurse of the Year Award

9. Carer of the Year Award

10.Specialist Service/ Unit of the Year Award

11. Care Home Service of the Year Award

12.Outstanding Achievement Award

13.Positive Impact Award

If you work with an individual or a team, or perhaps are a family member who wants to acknowledge excellent care then please take the time to complete the nomination forms ahead of the August 31 deadline. The Awards themselves will be held on November 16, 2018 at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow. This is always an emotional night of celebration for those involved and is a true showcase of the high standards and dedication of those working in the sector. 

Scottish Care has a longstanding collaborative relationship with documentary maker Michael Rea. The film below highlights the finalists from the Nurse of the Year category of the National Care Awards 2016. Take a look and see if you know someone similar who might be worthy of a nomination!

Please read the guidelines below before beginning you nomination. You can nominate online or download a Word version of the nomination form and submit the completed version to awards@scottishcare.org

If you opt to nominate online, you will be prompted to complete the nomination form in one sitting, so we advise you to download the PDF version beforehand to see the steps required. 

Good Luck!