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.
About the awards
The Home Care Awards aim to establish the annual benchmark of excellence for UK companies and organisations providing products and services to the home care sector.
This commercial sector is growing fast in the UK and these new Awards will tease out brilliant examples of home care products, services and operations, give them due recognition and celebrate their success at a memorable Awards occasion.
Key dates to remember
The Home Care Awards open for entries on November 1, 2017
Final deadline date for entries is March 31, 2018.
Judging takes place during April
Short-list of Finalists announced on May 1, 2018.
The presentation of the Awards to the Winners will take place in lateOctober, at lunchtime, in London. As details of date and venue for the Awards luncheon are confirmed they will be announced.
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
Sponsoring the Home Care Awards provides a host of branding, marketing, networking and data opportunities in print, online and face-to-face at the event. We are keen to enlist the participation and support of commercial organisations that serve the whole home care sector.
All categories are available to sponsors. In addition there are other opportunities for sponsorship, from the Reception, to the After Glow Tea Party.
Each sponsorship can be customised for an individual sponsor. Sponsors will receive branding and recognition in all promotional activity related to the awards.
Raising your brand profile
Associating your brand with the Home Care Awards will generate strong brand recognition within the sector. Your presence at the awards event, where you will present an award in person and host a table will show the sector how important you are within it.
PR and marketing opportunities
Branding does not begin and end at the event itself. Sponsors enjoy a whole 9 months of marketing opportunities to both the consumer market and the trade sector ensuring that your brand profile is at the forefront of your customers minds throughout the year.
You may already consider yourself as one of the industry’s leaders, or perhaps you are looking to establish yourself as one. Awards sponsorship puts you at the very heart of the sector enabling you to stand out from competitors.
We expect some 300 leading home care sector executives in the room on the day of the awards, so this event is a unique opportunity for a Sponsor and their team to network amongst the industry’s key decision-makers. They will use sponsorship and the event to host and thank key customers, initiate new business and generate new business relationships and opportunities.
To discuss building a bespoke sponsorship package for your company please contact Helen Burgin in the first instance.
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