Professionals who work in the adult social care sector across Leicestershire and Leicester will be recognised at an awards event later this month.
The Care Professional of the Year event takes place on Thursday, 30 November at the Kube, Leicester Racecourse (6pm start).
Ticket sales close on Friday, 24 November – book now to avoid disappointment.
The awards night and its judging process are overseen by Inspired to Care, which promotes adult social care careers in the region and support social care organisations to attract and keep staff. Workforce development organisation Skills for Care estimate there are 31,000 adult social care jobs in Leicestershire and Leicester alone.
The event will recognise professionals for their dedication with awards based on their excellence in various aspects of adult social care work and following nominations by colleagues, family, friends, or people they support.
This year, the ceremony returns with double the number of awards, with finalists recognised for a range of roles, including awards for best care leader, newcomer, innovator of the year and the lifetime achievement award.
We’re looking forward to celebrating such inspiring people. The awards show the stories behind the sector. They give so much to support people and make a real difference to their lives.
Person:Inderjit Lahel, Assistant Director of Strategic Commissioning
Councillor Sarah Russell, Leicester City Council’s deputy mayor for social care, health, and community safety, added: “The Care Professional of the Year Awards are such a wonderful occasion, and they really represent the best of our region.
“They demonstrate what a rewarding vocation working in adult social care is. We’re incredibly grateful at the council for every care professional working in Leicester and Leicestershire. I’m glad that we can show our gratitude through events such as this.”