Alliance sponsors major awards Backing for national and regional accolades

A NEW social care alliance has thrown its weight behind regional and national awards that recognise excellence in the sector.

The Yorkshire and The Humber Care Association Alliance (YHCAA) is to sponsor the Great British Care Awards this year, backing both the national ceremony and the York regional event.

The Alliance says the ethos of the awards ties in well with its aim of bringing care providers together to raise profile and improve the sector.

Alliance member, James Creegan, CEO and Chair of Kirklees Care Association,said he was delighted the Alliance was supporting the awards. He said:

The ideals of the Alliance, to bring together care providers across Yorkshire and The Humber to promote and celebrate the excellent social care they offer, aligns perfectly with the ethos of these awards.

Together we work to raise the profile of social care and to strive for greater recognition of providers and better terms and conditions for the amazing workforce we are celebrating through these worthy accolades.

Fellow Alliance member Mike Padgham, Chair of the Independent Care Group, added:

“The Great British Care Awards continue to go from strength to strength and play a fantastic role in rewarding and celebrating great social care. The Alliance is very proud to be supporting the awards and looks forward to successful regional and national events during the year ahead.”

Kirsty Hollins, Events & Communications Executive at The Great British Care Awards, said:

We are grateful to the Alliance for sponsoring the Great British Care Awards and for supporting what has become a wonderful occasion within the social care calendar.

“Across the country, social care providers and their staff take great pride in putting forward their nominations and look forward to the regional and national awards, which are always amazing, fun-filled and exciting events.

“A huge ‘thank you’ to the Alliance for helping us to continue celebrating social care and its amazing workforce.”

The Alliance comprises Barnsley Independent Care Home Providers Association, Bradford Care Association, Hull and East Riding Care Association, The Independent Care Group (North Yorkshire and York), Kirklees Care Association, Leeds Care Association, Sheffield Care Association and Wakefield (Independent Sector Liaison Group). Each represents dozens of individual care providers.

Its aim is to provide leadership, help, support and advice to its membership, share best practice and work with care commissioners, including local authorities and NHS bodies and other partners to improve the quality of life of those living with a care need. It will work on things like improving fees for providers, helping providers get access to training for staff, informing regional and national care policy by sharing information and trends, lobbying and building greater awareness of social care and care providers.

The Alliance is a member of national Care Association Alliance, an umbrella body for care associations across the country.

For more information please contact:

Mike Padgham, 01723 502414 or 07971 111062

James Creegan, 07734 292087