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Recognising great care and support

04 November 2019
Sue Evans, our Chief Executive

If you work in the social care or early years and childcare sectors, don’t miss your chance to enter the 2020 Accolades. These awards recognise, celebrate and share excellent practice in social work, social care, early years and childcare in Wales.

The Accolades are awarded to teams, groups and organisations across Wales, and for 2020 there are five categories to choose from:

  • Building bright futures with children and families
  • Developing and inspiring the workforce of tomorrow
  • Improving care and support at home together
  • Innovative and inspiring ways of working
  • Working with and listening to people living with dementia.

This year we’ve changed the way that teams, groups and organisations can enter and there are now two ways they can do so – by completing a written application or by producing a short video.

Do you know someone who deserves to be recognised?

For the first time, we’ve also introduced an award for individual care workers who’ve made a positive difference to people’s lives – the WeCare Wales award.

We’re asking employers, colleagues, people using care and support, and carers to nominate a care worker, so if you know someone who deserves to be recognised, please nominate them.

The closing date for the Accolades and the WeCare Wales award is 5pm on Friday, 15 November 2019. If you have any questions or would like more information, please get in touch with us at

Find more information and download an entry pack.

Raising the profile and professionalism of front-line social care work

We are working with the Welsh Government and the social care sector to support continuous improvement in social care, through our regulatory functions. Many roles in the sector are already registered with us.

All domiciliary care workers need to register with us by April 2020 and more than 5,000 workers have already registered. If you know someone working in care, ask them if they’ve registered yet with Social Care Wales.

Registration means workers will demonstrate they have the knowledge, skills and values that are essential to providing good quality care and support.

We support the social care workforce by providing a Code of Professional Practice, access to learning resources and a new set of qualifications that are available right across Wales.

Having a registered workforce provides public confidence that workers will be able to demonstrate that they are fit to practise and we can take action, when this is necessary.

We are currently consulting on the regulation of other social care workers, as well as a number of other important changes to registration. Have your say on our proposals – you have until 5pm on Friday, 20 December 2019 to comment.