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Eight projects and 10 care workers or teams named as finalists for prestigious care awards

Eight projects and 10 care workers or teams named as finalists for prestigious care awards

| Social Care Wales

A Caernarfon-based social enterprise that supports people with learning disabilities, a childcare liaison officer from the Vale of Glamorgan and an innovative digital therapy programme to support people living with dementia from Wrexham are among the finalists for the prestigious Accolades awards.

The awards, which are organised by Social Care Wales and sponsored by top 100 UK law firm Hugh James, recognise, celebrate and share excellent practice in social care and childcare, play and early years in Wales.  

The Accolades are open to care workers at all levels, as well as teams, projects and organisations from across the public, voluntary and independent sectors that have made a positive difference to people’s lives. 

More than 90 projects and care workers from across Wales entered or were nominated for this year’s awards.

The finalists were chosen by a panel of judges made up of Social Care Wales Board members, representatives from partner organisations and people with experience of using care and support. 

The winners will be announced at the 2024 Accolades awards ceremony at the Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel on Thursday, 25 April 2024.

Sue Evans, Social Care Wales’s Chief Executive, said: “We’re delighted to have such a strong group of finalists that really showcase the excellent care work that’s happening all over Wales. Once again, we’ve received an exceptionally high standard of entries and the judges have had a difficult time whittling the entries down to just 18 finalists.

“It’s no secret that the social care and early years and childcare sectors are experiencing serious difficulties due to tighter budgets, staffing issues and the cost-of-living crisis. But despite these challenges, our care workers are continuing to go above and beyond to provide excellent care and support for the people of Wales.  

“This is why it’s vital we take this time to say thank you to our care workers and to recognise and celebrate the fantastic care and support being provided every day in communities across Wales. 

“Congratulations to the 18 finalists. I look forward to welcoming you all to the awards ceremony next month, and to recognising, celebrating and sharing your wonderful efforts and achievements.”