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Last chance to nominate for Cornwall’s care awards

A final call out is being made for people to recognise the great care work taking place across the Duchy by making a nomination for the 'Care and Support Awards Cornwall and Isles of Scilly', which closes Friday 23 August.

'The Care and Support Awards Cornwall and Isles of Scilly' are hosted by Cornwall Adult Health & Social Care Learning Partnership (CAHSC) with support from Cornwall Council.  The award ceremony takes place on Friday 27 September at the Headland Hotel and Spa, Newquay.

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There are 13 award categories which represent the widespread and diverse activities within the adult social care and support sector in Cornwall and people are being urged to take the time to recognise all those organisations and individuals who have made a difference this year.

Cornwall Council portfolio holder for adults Rob Rotchell said: “These awards are Cornwall’s way of saying thank you to those people who have chosen to pursue a career in care, one of the most rewarding careers there is.

“At last year’s event I saw many of these people recognised for the great work they have done. It’s so important that we take the time to do this, to say thank you to the person that looks after you or a loved one, who regularly puts a smile on their face and helps them to achieve something positive with their lives.

“I’d encourage you to make that nomination now and recognise the difference they have made”.

Beverly Futtit CEO for CAHSC said: “We’ve already received some fantastic nominations but we know that there are many more great organisations and people working in care out there who are providing a vital service to people in the Cornwall community, so please take this opportunity to thank them for all that they do”.

The Chaos Group have nominated one of their volunteers for the Volunteer of the Year award. Director of the Chaos Group, Babs Rounseville said: ”I’m so pleased to have the opportunity to nominate one of our volunteers Aaron Gill who has been volunteering for us for the last five years. We don’t have enough opportunities to say thank you to our volunteers or even our paid workers so the awards are a great way of showing them how much they mean to us and all the other people they support every day.”

Rob Rotchell added: “It’s very important that we promote careers in the care sector as much as we can. Care workers provide an essential service to the community and to those who need care. 

“We expect we will need over 7000 additional care workers by 2035 to meet the needs of the growing and ageing population – this is a role which is going to be needed in every community across Cornwall.“

You can make your nomination now by visiting the CAHSC website 

To find out more about careers in care then visit the Proud to Care Cornwall website 

Posted on 21 August