The winners and shortlisted entries for each of the 10 categories.
Huge congratulations to every individual and organisation below. In addition to the shortlist, a small number of entries in the most competitive categories were highly commended – full details here.
Have you succeeded in bringing the Scottish Social Services Council’s (SSSC) codes of practice to life in social services? Have you gone above and beyond compliance to make a positive impact by using the codes?
Organisation: T.A.S.C. & Happy Little People After School Care Team
Organisation: Carr Gomm, Community Contacts
Are you, or someone you know, new to social services but have already made a real difference to someone’s life? Do you have a positive attitude? Do you take the time to understand what the people you support want and need, helping them to achieve their potential?
Organisation: Glasgow Caledonian University
Organisation: Scottish Association for Mental Health
Organisation: The Yard
How do you recognise the importance of learning and development within the workforce? At times when budgets may be stretched, are you thinking creatively and working collaboratively to make the most of training opportunities? Are you learning from the people we support, care for and work with?
Organisation: NHS Highland
Organisation: Bluebird Care
This is about joined up thinking, working and delivering. Do you take the time to understand your colleagues, agree what each of you can contribute - and follow that through to make a difference to people’s lives? At times of integration and change these skills, which break through organisational barriers and cultures, are vital. It is not about sharing a space, but a common approach to support and care for people.
Organisations: Turning Point Scotland and Aberlour
Organisation: Midlothian Health and Social Care partnership
Organisation: East Renfrewshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Organisation: West Lothian Council
Have you, or someone you know, taken a risk; looked adversity in the face and stood up to make a change? Many successful business people failed initially but learned from that experience and went on to great things. This can happen in social services too. This award recognises those who have used experience to make positive changes.
Organisation: C-Change Scotland
Organisation: East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
Organisation: Perth and Kinross Council Education and Children's Services
Have you embedded the use of research or evidence into social services practice? Perhaps you have implemented an idea from a peer review journal, or interpreted the evaluation of a service, or used local feedback to change and improve how you do things. The emphasis is on looking at current practice and using research to challenge current thinking and find new ways of doing things; or doing new things.
Organisation: Renfrewshire Council
Organisation: Dundee City Council
Have you influenced thinking in your team, your organisation or more widely? By learning, discussing and trying new things have you brought about changes which benefit service users? Have you helped foster a culture where challenge is encouraged and practice is informed by what we can demonstrate works.
Organisation: Loretto Care
Organisation: Fife Council
We are looking for an unsung hero; an inspiring individual who thinks that they are ‘just doing their job’ but whose approach makes it so much more than that? Do you or someone you know fit this description? We want to celebrate people who have helped make a positive difference for others either through their day-to- day work, or promoting the social services profession more widely.
Organisation: Forrest Street Children’s House
Organisation: ENABLE Scotland
Organisation: Leuchie House
Have you spoken up about an issue, promoting social justice and championing the interests of the vulnerable. We want to encourage people to stand up for others and challenge rhetoric that can damage the interests of the people we work with.
Organisation: North Lanarkshire Council
Each year we will choose a special Policy Focus award. This year, in recognition of the Carers Act, we are celebrating the work of unpaid carers. We are looking for a person or team or organisation that has championed the rights of unpaid carers and helped secure positive change.
Organisation: ENABLE Scotland
Organisation: Lanarkshire Carers Centre
Organisation: Aberdeenshire Council
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