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BBC Newsreader Nicholas Owen presented Surrey’s care ‘Oscars’ Friday 20 November, Epsom Downs Racecourse

The Surrey Care Awards, the county’s annual awards ceremony for adult social care staff, took place on Friday 20 November at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Over 450 care employers and staff attended this year’s Awards which were presented by distinguished BBC newsreader Nicholas Owen.Master of Ceremonies for the evening was BBC Surrey presenter Sylvie Blackmore.

The Surrey Care Awards are the county’s annual ‘Oscars’ for care workers. The Awards recognise the hard work and dedication of people working in a wide variety of jobs in adult social care including dementia care, caring for people in their own homes and caring for adults with learning disabilities. The 65 finalists for the Surrey Care Awards 2015 were nominated by their colleagues, with glowing and often moving testimonials from service users and their families.   

This year the 15 awards categories including Unsung Hero, Beyond the Call of Duty, Care Newcomer, Provider of the Year, Innovation in Dementia Care and Outstanding Contribution to Social Care with two additional awards Lifetime Achievement and Judges’ Special Award.

The Awards are organised by Surrey Care Association which represents the interests of over 700 independent providers of care and support services in the county. Erica Lockhart, Chief Executive of Surrey Care Association said,

“ This was our seventh annual Awards ceremony and this year’s was bigger than ever! We want to shout about the really excellent care that goes on in Surrey day in day out. Social care staff are so often unsung heroes and we want to change that by highlighting and rewarding their achievements. Our Surrey Care Awards also highlight the wide range of rewarding employment and career development opportunities that exist within our local care sector. I’d like to thank everyone who nominated staff and of course our generous Sponsors who make the awards possible. ”

The Surrey Care Awards 2015 were supported by Platinum level sponsors WelmedeHousing Association; Gold level sponsors Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society and Ashcroft Care Services; Silver level sponsors Berendsen, Downing Care Homes,  Spectrum Consortium and Bidvest Food Services.   

Surrey Care Awards Winners 2015

Ancillary Team of the Year Award sponsored by Spectrum & Bidvest Food Services      
Winner: The Ancillary Team, Walton Heath Manor, Walton on the Hill                     

Beyond the Call of Duty Care at Home sponsored by BKR Care Consultancy
Winner:  Wendy Sayers,Welmede Housing Association, Chertsey     

Beyond the Call of Duty - Care Home sponsored by Care Shop            
Winner: Monica Prosser, Acorn Court Care Home, Redhill            

Care Newcomer of the Year - Care at Home sponsored by Care Choices & Care Management Matters                             
Winner: Maria O'Sullivan, Ashcroft Care Services, Redhill        

Care Newcomer of the Year - Care Home sponsored by Lester Aldridge    
Winner:  Tobias Flanagan, Broome Park Nursing Home, Betchworth            

Care Team of the Year sponsored by Berendsen
Winner:  Parity for Disability, Camberley Day Service Staff Team, Camberley

Frontline Leader of the Year sponsored by Kieran Lynch
Winner:  Beata Czapla, Downing Care Homes, Byfleet    

Innovation in Dementia Care Award sponsored by Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society          
Winner: Lynne Vallender& the Livingstone Crescent Care Team,Signature - Moorlands Lodge, Hindhead    

Involving Friends, Family and Community Award sponsored by Queen Elizabeth's Foundation
Winner: Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society, Farnham                

Manager of the Year Award - Care at Home sponsored by Broome Park Nursing Home
Winner: Sharon McLaughlin, Welmede Housing Association        

Manager of the Year Award - Care Home sponsored by Bluefin Group        
Winner: Karen Williams,Birtley House Nursing Home, Bramley, Guildford            

Most Innovative Activity Programme involving Service Users sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living of Weybridge
Winner: The Changing Perceptions Team atThe Meath Epilepsy Charity, Godalming    

Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award sponsored by Welmede Housing Association
Winner: Jacqueline Jones, Clarendon Home Care, Kingston upon Thames

Lifetime Achievement Award sponsored by Welmede Housing Association
Winner:  Jackie Del Rio, Welmede Housing Association, Chertsey

Provider of the Year Award sponsored by Ashcroft Care Services                                    Winner:  The Meath Epilepsy Charity, Godalming         

Unsung Hero of the Year Award sponsored by Downing Care Homes        
Winner: Pam Jarvie, The Royal Alfred Seafarers' Society, Banstead    

Judges' Special Award
Winner: LearnaPettitt, Eternity Care and Support, Woking         


For more information or interviews with local finalists in your area please contact Felicity Otterson, Loud Communications, felicity@loudcommunications.co.uk Tel 07770 227216


If you had your photo taken on the night and would like to buy prints you will need follow this link:


This will take you directly to the log in page for SCA Awards photos. Youu will need to create an account to access the pictures, if you have any issues accessing the log in page please call the SCA Team on 01372 825 116.

Surrey Awards winners’ photography by Mark Eaton, Mark in Time Photography Tel 07968 533809.

Editors’ notes

1. Additional sponsors include Beritaz Care; Broome Park Nursing Home; Care Choices; Care Management Matters; Carebase; Care Shop; Care Unlimited; Christie and Co; Citation; Kieran Lynch; KPMG; Panache Professional Solutions; Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation;  Sunrise Senior Living of Weybridge.

2. Surrey Care Association (SCA) provides support and information to adult social care providers in Surrey including care homes, domiciliary care agencies and supported living and housing providers. Elected Board Directors provide a network for providers to work together and act as an important communication and information link for providers providing services in the county of Surrey and neighbouring areas.SCA is a not-for-profit limited company established in September 2005. In May 2014 it launched as subscriber organisation and no longer receives grant funding from Surrey County Council and is now fully independent.


Safeguarding Policy and Procedures - Have you contacted SCA for your copy yet?


SCA has commissioned Christine Maclean to produce template policies and procedures to reflect recent changes. Chris has produced a fantastic package of templates which providers can customize to update their organization's policies and procedures.

Some providers have already seen a copy and have commented that this will save them hours of time in starting from scratch. The policy and procedures pack is available to subscribers at a cost of £60 and to non-subscribers at a cost of £100 (SCA has to make a charge for these templates to cover the cost of commissioning this piece of work).

To view examples of this useful pack please click here, to purchase your copy contact the SCA office on 01372 825 116 or email sca@surreycare.org.uk.


Preparing to implement the Care Certificate

This engaging workshop is about how to implement the Care Certificate. Please click here for your booking form, dates, pricing, venue and timings.

  • Understand the rationale for the Care Certificate and the general principles for implementation
  • Be able to outline how the Care Certificate is made up and how it differs from the Common Induction Standards
  • Be aware of the resources currently available to support implementation
  • Evaluate three alternative models for delivery and assessment against your own particular workplace needs and current way of carrying out induction
  • Know how to ensure that evidence is captured so that it can be used by the learner towards sector qualifications
  • Review how you are progressing with implementation if you have started and get support and potential solutions for any problems you are having
  • Develop an action plan for implementation

Last updated: 25/11/15

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Monday 20 July 2015

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Monday 8 June 2015

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Tuesday 10 March 2015

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