Unsung heroes of South West care industry honoured in Care and Support West Awards


CSW Awards_gala dinner_photo credit - Red Rabbit PhotographyUnsung heroes of South West care industry honoured in Care and Support West Awards

The winners of the Care and Support West (CSW) Awards have been announced at a glittering ceremony at Bath Racecourse hosted by EastEnders actor Rudolph Walker OBE. 170 representatives of the local care industry, regulatory body (CQC) and local councils attended a gala dinner for the annual presentation.






Now in their second year, the Care and Support West awards celebrate the unsung heroes of the care industry. They give care providers and their staff in the former Avon area an opportunity to honour and congratulate people who have demonstrated values of dignity and personalisation in their particular care setting. Prizes fall under seven categories:

  • Best Care Home Registered Manager
  • Best Care Home front line worker
  • Best Team in any care setting
  • Best Home Care Registered Manager
  • Best Home Care front line worker
  • Best Housekeeping Support Worker
  • Outstanding Contribution to Care

“The Care and Support West Awards are enormously well received,” says CSW Chief Executive David Smallacombe. “In an environment of negative press, rising standards and an ageing population, pressure on the care industry has never been higher. It can be all too easy to overlook the brilliant, heartfelt work that goes on day in, day out across the region.

“We established these awards to acknowledge the great work that is being done to maintain tremendously high standards with integrity and compassion.“

Speaking about the Care and Support West Care Awards George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol said:  “Care workers are amongst the heroes of our society. These awards recognise the huge commitment, dedication and hard work of frontline care workers and managers. Their expertise is at the heart of providing the kind of high quality, dignified care all those who need it should receive. They can make a massive difference to people’s lives, empowering them to further their life skills and to increase independence.”

Candidates are nominated by relatives, managers, colleagues, service users and professionals such as social workers. Winners are subsequently selected by a judging panel made up of representatives from local authorities, the domiciliary care sector, the residential home sector, CQC and CSW’s main sponsor. The award is available to all staff and managers who work in the four ex-Avon unitary authorities whether or not they are members of Care and Support West. The awards are open to direct employers, organisations and sole traders operating in the public, private or voluntary sectors, regardless of service user categories and size of organisation.


Outstanding Contribution to Care – Marilyn Clarke – Care Futures

Outstanding Contribution to Care – Sam Hawker – AbleCare Homes

Outstanding Contribution to Care – Carrieanne West – Homes Caring for Autism

Care Home Registered Manager – Katy Collacott – Windmill Care

Domiciliary Care Registered Manager – Barbara Lowe – Way Ahead Care

Residential Front Line Worker – Alison Dale – AbleCare Homes

Domiciliary Front Line Worker – Kelly Holmes – Bradley House

Domiciliary Front Line Worker – Sue Rogers – Way Ahead Care

Residential Front Line Worker – Vogue Tippett – Winash Ltd

Domiciliary Front Line Worker – Nicola Davis – Brunel Care

Team Award – The Apprenticeship Team – St Mungo’s Broadway

Housekeeping and Support Worker – Andrea Richards – Winash Ltd



Domiciliary Care Registered Manager – Sarah Penrose – SureCare Bristol

Care Home Registered Manager –Norman Saungweme – AbleCare Homes

Care Home Registered Manager – Kim Parsons – Homes Caring for Autism

Team Award – Work Skills Enterprise Scheme – Swallow Charity

Team Award – Hengrove Lodge – AbleCare Homes

Domiciliary Front Line Worker – Olivia Kipling – Brunel Care

Domiciliary Front Line Worker – Kelly Ball SureCare Bristol

Domiciliary Front Line Worker – Tracey O’Leary Swallow Charity

Residential Front Line Worker – Alison Critchley – Care Futures

Residential Front Line Worker – Michael Graham – Supported Independence

Residential Front Line Worker – Karen Sangster – AbleCare Homes

Residential Front Line Worker – Paul Knowles – Options for Living

Housekeeping and Support Worker – Martin Bowman – AbleCare Homes


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