Winning this award has brought fantastic benefits to our staff, the team and our association. So much good work goes unrecognised and, as a Manager there is nothing more fulfilling than a fully functional team who are recognised and rewarded for the great work they do.

Maureen Tait

Sheltered Housing Services Manager, Port of Leith Housing Association.

This recognition was an excellent opportunity for a very new service to become more visible and raise awareness of the important work carried out on equality and on protecting the human rights of vulnerable people in Scotland’s Black and Minority Ethnic communities.

Angela Voulgari

Service Team Leader, Bright Choices

This was a huge confidence boost for me, as it came as I began my social work career.  It also acted as wonderful recognition of Glasgow Caledonian University and East Ayrshire Council Health and Social Care Partnership’s commitment to providing quality social work placements.  It’s vital that we use all available opportunities to recognise social services workers who have ‘gone the extra mile’ and made differences to the lives of others.  As such, I would implore anyone connected to this amazing profession to nominate any individual, team, service or organisation that deserves public praise for their efforts.


David Clark

Social Work Student, Glasgow Caledonian University

The award meant a great deal to the organisation and all our members.  We were delighted and extremely proud to receive this accolade.
We would recommend others to apply for the SSSA awards where achievements are recognised and celebrated on a national, public platform.  It’s an opportunity to proudly share the positive social benefits that such innovative, user-led projects can bring about and reinforces the need to continue supporting them.

Sheryl Walker

C-Change Scotland

It was great to have recognition and be nominated. It helped to raise the profile of the service – winning was an added bonus! The video helped to bring the service to life and was very powerful, clearly showing how vital it is to have an empathic, approach which puts people first. Both services working together enhances how we can help people and show how effective collaborative working can be when there is a clear understanding of the needs of the client group.

The team

Glasgow Women’s Supported Bail Service

Having the opportunity  to celebrate the positive impact the service  has on the lives of the individuals we support is a great feeling!  Services, teams and individuals should definitely enter these awards.  It’s a great forum to raise the profile of the care sector and acknowledge all the amazing people who work so hard to support individuals to live a meaningful life.

Loretto Care