Lambeth Care Awards 2023

29 September 2023

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth invited professionals working to provide care at home and in care homes to an awards ceremony recognising the year’s innovation, best practice and commitment.

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Lambeth Care Awards 2023
4 ladies in headscarves smile for a selfie - pic by John Spaull

Care award winners share a selfie

Last year, Lambeth Council invited 37 care homes to the first annual Carers Awards. On September 20 this year, they also invited 35 Domestic Care Providers. More than 1,000 carers were nominated for 11 awards recognising the best in the care sector for vulnerable adults of all kinds. Lambeth’s judges said how wonderful it was to read about the care and commitment shown.

Lifelong borough needs carers

carers awards 20 sept 2023

Carers nominated each other for awards

Lambeth’s Chief Executive, Bayo Dosunmu said: Lambeth’s vision for 2030 and beyond is becoming a lifelong borough, the best place to grow up and where people can age well. We can’t create that borough without you. These awards let us not just see what carers do, but recognise it. You represent the best of Lambeth.”

“This is a celebration of kindness and partnership” added Jane Bowie, Director of Integrated Commissioning for Lambeth Council. “These are the awards you wanted and the people you nominated to win them.”

Care Quality

Emerald Care winners share a moment of victory - photo

Care providers at the awards ceremony

Keynote speaker Stuart Poole of Care Quality Commission said: “These awards recognise excellence and it’s good to hear such positivity with so many challenges in funding and recruitment. These awards prove the importance of focusing on the most important thing – people. We must always ask ourselves what our work does to meet the needs of an individual – not ‘a service user’, but a human being.”

Feedback from winners

Feedback from some of the 25 award winners included:

  • “This is a unique chance to get out of your bubble where you’re so focused on running the home everyday,
    care home award winners from different sheltered housing schemes share good ideas

    Learning about each other

    and to learn from each other.” – St Mary’s Care Home

  • “It’s great that Lambeth is hosting these awards, it’s great for a council to be so reflective of the community. On the professional side, it’s recognition of the work we do and how proud we are of the inspirational people we work with.” – Penrose:
  • “The work we do is never easy, and for care to be celebrated like this helps raise awareness of the sector and encourages people to know that our work really is valued.” – Mohammed, Home Care Worker of the Year.

Looking forward

Lambeth's Director of Adult care talks to representatives from St Mary's Care Home

Congratulations to winners from care homes

Fiona Connolly, Lambeth Corporate Director for Adult Social Care and Housing said: “We have huge expectations of carers because Lambeth residents deserve the best support when they need it. It’s important for Lambeth Council to be here in a space of celebration, to visibly recognise the commitment all our Carers  show on a daily basis This annual event recognises each and every one of you which makes it such a wonderful occasion.”

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