The search is on for care workers in Wales who have made a positive difference to people’s lives in the most difficult of circumstances with the launch of Care Stars 2021.
Employers, colleagues and the public are being encouraged to nominate workers from social care and childcare, play and early years across four broad categories.
Organised by Social Care Wales and supported by judges from partner organisations, Care Stars is looking for care workers who have made a truly positive difference to people’s lives and have helped individuals achieve what matters to them even in the middle of a pandemic.
Our panel of expert judges will choose the three top nominees from each category and we will promote their stories and share them online in early July.
Sue Evans, Chief Executive of Social Care Wales, said: “The past year has been like no other and a hugely difficult one for people who rely on care and support in Wales and those employed in keeping them safe and well. On top of the daily challenges they would normally face came all the trials posed by Covid, which made keeping people safe and well more difficult than could ever have been imagined before the pandemic.
“That’s why we think it’s so important to recognise the fantastic efforts our care workers have made during the past 15 months. While Care Stars is for the paid workforce, it is also important to recognise and pay tribute to the amazing efforts of all the thousands of unpaid carers in Wales and the immense contribution they have made to keeping their loved ones safe and well.
“Care Stars provides an opportunity to recognise examples of excellent care in the absence this year of the annual Accolades awards, which will be resuming from 2022. We hope people from all over Wales will take the opportunity to put the people they think are Care Stars in the limelight, so their achievements can be given the attention they deserve,” added Sue.
You can nominate your Care Stars from today (3 June) until 5pm on 23 June by filling out the Care Stars nomination form. Judging will take place at the beginning of July.
The four categories for nominations are:
- Social care support for adults
- Social care support for older people
- Social care support for children
- Childcare, play and early years services.