We are determined to make the Home Care Awards the benchmark for excellence in the home care sector.
The scope of the Awards is summed up in the heading: People. Provision. Performance.
The Awards will look at the expertise of companies providing home care in the UK, praise the teams that are making a difference by looking to raise standards, and look at both the products and services that the supplier side of the sector offers and at the organisations providing advice and consultancy in the sector. In addition, the Awards will find two outstanding winners of the Overall Achievement categories.
Call for entries from November 1. Deadline: March 31, 2018.
The award categories
The categories for these new business awards, set out to recognise and reward business success in home care.
Expertise (awarded to organisations)
E1. Respite care expertise
E2. Specialist care expertise
E3. Nursing care expertise
E4. Day care expertise
E5. Live-in care expertise
E6. End-of-life expertise
Teams (awarded to people)
T1. Support team
T2. Nursing team
T3. Specialist care team
T4. Respite team
Products & Services (awarded to organisations)
PS1. Best activities, pastimes and leisure pursuits
PS2. Best indoor furniture and equipment
PS3. Best outdoor furniture and equipment (including landscaping)
PS4. Best clinical equipment and supplies
PS5. Best non-clinical equipment and supplies
PS6. Best mobility and access (scooters, stairlifts, ramps, etc)
PS7. Best technology and data (telecare, security, alarms, etc)
PS8. Best transport (manufacturers, dealers or service providers)
PS9. Best home improvement, maintenance and repair services
Advice & Consultancy (awarded to organisations)
AC1. Finance, funding and insurance
AC4. Care choices
AC6. Recruitment, retention and training
Overall Achievement (awarded by the judges once the category judging is complete)
OA1. Most outstanding team
OA2. Overall achievement in Home Care
How much does it cost to enter?
To enter the Home Care Awards you will need to pay the entry fee for each entry you make. You pay for your entries, online, at the time of entry and you will be taken to the payment page when you click the Submit button at the foot of the entry form. This may take a few seconds to load, so please be patient.
The first entry made by a company will always be £100.00. Any company wishing to make a second or more entries may do so at the lower rate of £50.00 per additional entry, simply by clicking the “This is a secondary entry” check box on any subsequent entry form. We will monitor entries carefully and if, for any reason, you pay too much, we will immediately refund the overpayment.
Charities and not-for-profit organisations may enter and will not be charged any entry fee. Please make sure you tick the “Charity/Not-for-Profit” box at the top of the entry form and provide the Charity number, or Limited by Guarantee registration number in the space provided.
UK Value Added Tax (VAT) will be added to the entry fee when applicable and the payment page should automatically show you the correct amount to pay.
What does the entry fee cover?
The fee is an administration fee covering the personnel costs involved in checking entries and their bona fides, collating all entries and bookmarking them in portfolios for the ease of the judges, convening the judging panels, supervising the judging process and events, covering any expense items associated with the judging, calculating all marks to establish a benchmark for all categories, compiling and publicising the short lists of finalists. Each entry must be paid for separately and will incur a fee.
When you complete your entry you will be taken to the payment page, where you will be able to pay for your entries using any internationally recognised credit or debit card or an existing PayPal account, via the PayPal for Business system. You do not need to create a PayPal account.
Deadline for entries is March 31, 2018
How to enter
Call for Entries opens on November 1, 2017
The Home Care Awards really are simple to enter if you follow this five-point plan:
1. Select the category you wish to enter and write a brief, descriptive paper in English, offline
2. Complete the Entry Form online
3. Upload your written paper when prompted by the Entry Form
4. Click “Submit” to send your Entry Form, written paper and images. Additional information may be sent by email to the organisers.
5. Pay the initial entry fee of £100 plus VAT, as applicable, online. Second and subsequent entries can be made at a lower rate of £50 each + VAT. Charity/Not-for-Profit organisations can enter for free.
Please visit the USEFUL ADVICE page for further helpful guidance on preparing and submitting your entry for the Home Care Awards.
Eligibility: A company may enter the 2018 Awards if the entry submission covers the period from September 1, 2016 to February 28, 2018 – an eighteen-month period.
Please remember, any relevant web and mobile sites must have been available, online, before midnight on February 28, 2018.
The deadline for entries is March 31, 2018.
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