An innovative project to help get care leavers into work, a project that supports the young LGBTQ+ community and a deputy care home manager who learned Welsh to support people with dementia and complex needs are among the finalists for the prestigious Accolades awards.
The awards, which are organised by Social Care Wales, 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 in people’s lives.
This year’s 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 Accolades awards ceremony at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff on Thursday, 21 April 2022.
Sue Evans, Social Care Wales’s Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that we have such a strong group of finalists that showcase the amazing work being done in social care and childcare, play and early years across Wales.
“This year has been another difficult and challenging one for our workforce. As a result, it’s so important we take the time to recognise and celebrate the excellent care and support being provided every day in every community in Wales.
“Congratulations to the finalists. I look forward to welcoming you all to the awards ceremony on 21 April, and recognising, celebrating and sharing your efforts and achievements, and those of the wider care sector.”