Care team nominated for national accolade

The Inspired to Care team was a finalist for the Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award

The Inspired to Care team

A team working hard to encourage more people to work in the care sector is celebrating after being shortlisted for a national award.

The Inspired to Care team was a finalist for the Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award in the East Midlands region. The category is one of the Great British Care Awards, which recognise the hard work, achievements and dedication of social care practitioners across the UK and which were given out last night (Thursday 3 November).

The Inspired to Care project helps social care providers recruit committed frontline care professionals by promoting the rewards of a career in care, and is supported by Leicestershire County Council. The team achieves this through liaising with social care employers to provide tailored recruitment and retention resources.

To be nominated for this accolade is a wonderful and well-deserved achievement for the whole Inspired to Care team.
Their support ensures dedicated professionals can start their journey towards a career in social care and help countless vulnerable adults across Leicestershire.

Michelle Reynolds, Adult & Social Care External Workforce Lead at Leicestershire County Council, said: “We’re delighted and very humbled to have been nominated for this award. Our team is so passionate about showcasing how valuable and rewarding a career in care is, so it’s wonderful to see our efforts recognised.”

Across Leicestershire, there are social care jobs waiting for people who have the right values to change lives and shape the future of social care.

For more information about working in care, and the Inspired to Care team, visit

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