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The Accolades 2020

Find out more about The Accolades awards that recognise, celebrate and share excellent work by organisations, groups or teams in social care, early years and childcare.

2020 Accolades awards ceremony postponed

Following the Government’s latest guidance about avoiding all non-essential social contact due to coronavirus (COVID-19), we have decided to postpone the 2020 Accolades awards ceremony, which was due to take place on Thursday, 23 April.

We know the finalists and others will be disappointed, as are we, that this action has had to be taken. But nothing is more important at this time than keeping everyone as safe as possible and making sure we don’t do anything that takes front-line workers away from their work at a time when they’re needed the most.

We emphasise that this is only a postponement – it is not a cancellation. It is so important that we continue to celebrate and share the excellent work in social care, early years and childcare after the current coronavirus outbreak has subsided and it’s safe to return to normal life. Indeed, there will be even more reason to celebrate our workers who are already showing how valuable and essential they are in helping tackle coronavirus.

We will contact all those invited to the ceremony once we have agreed a new date. This is likely to be mid to late autumn 2020.

More information on Coronavirus and our work: what you need to know.

What are the Accolades?

In 2020, the Accolades will be awarded to teams, groups or organisations that:

  • have had a positive effect on people who receive care and support
  • support staff development
  • help improve services
  • meet people’s equality, diversity and language needs.

Winning an Accolade showcases your achievements and is an opportunity to share your best practice and what you have learned with others.

Your work helping people who receive care and support achieve the things that matter most to them will also present a positive image of social care, and early years and childcare to the public.

Accolades categories

Building bright futures with children and families

Celebrating projects working with children, young people and families to help them achieve what matters to them

Developing and inspiring the workforce of tomorrow

Celebrating projects using effective, creative and innovative approaches to developing the workforce to meet current and future demands and expectations

Approaches may cover learning, development and/or qualifications

Improving care and support at home together

Celebrating the benefits of working together to support the well-being of people living in their own home

Innovative and inspiring ways of working

Celebrating projects trying out new ways of working to support people who access social care or early years and childcare

Working with and listening to people living with dementia

Celebrating projects that put people living with dementia at the heart of their work so those living with dementia can achieve what matters to them

WeCare Wales award

The WeCare Wales award is a new award for the Accolades 2020. It celebrates individual care workers in Wales who have a positive impact on people’s lives.

They could work in the public, voluntary or statutory sectors, they could work with adults, children or families. The main thing is that they help the individuals they work with achieve what matters to them.


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