At a prestigious evening awards ceremony – held at the Glasgow Marriott Hotel in Glasgow on Friday 1 June and hosted by TV presenter, Michelle McManus – we celebrated the brightest stars in the independent care at home and housing support services in Scotland.
Ranald Mair, Chief Executive of Scottish Care, was master of ceremonies for the evening.
The Care at Home & Housing Support National Conference has incorporated an awards ceremony for the last six years. These awards have been hailed a huge success in recognising individuals, teams, and companies, with more entries than ever flooding in each year from the people they support, employers and employees nominating their peers and colleagues.
This year, the care awards followed a full day of conference for the care at home and housing support sector, where the keynote speaker was the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary Nicola Sturgeon. Other participants included Colin Sloey Executive Director CHP NHS Lanarkshire and the Care Inspectorate’s new Chief Executive, Annette Bruton who addressed various issues pertinent to the sector and specific to care and support within the home.
The awards were judged by Maddy Halliday, Director of the Stroke Association; Edith MacIntosh, Rehabilitation Consultant with the Care Inspectorate; Margot White from the Joint Improvement Team; and Allan Hosie, one of the main sponsors and Managing Director of OKD Insurance Brokers Ltd.
The conference, exhibition, and care awards, the largest of its kind for the independent Care at Home and Housing Support sector in Scotland attracted sponsorship from a wide range of key partners.
Ranald Mair, Chief Executive of Scottish Care, added: “Care workers are the unsung heroes of our society and often dedicate their lives to the wellbeing of others. Generous, kind, and compassionate individuals, their positive and determined attitudes are second to none and for that, they should be applauded.
“Scottish Care is honoured to host this award ceremony as a way of highlighting all the fantastic work that goes on in this country by the care industry each and every day of the year.”
Susan Thomson, Manager of the Year 2012 – Sponsored by The Royal Bank of Scotland
This award joins a growing list of achievements Care Services Perth has already won;