Graham Stuart, the MP for Beverley and Holderness, is encouraging people to nominate the best carers in the area for this year’s Great Yorkshire and Humberside Care Awards.
The Awards aim to highlight excellence in all areas of social care whether dealing with the young, the old, the troubled or the sick and cover the state, private and voluntary sectors as well both professionals and the unpaid carer.
The ceremony will take place on 9th November 2012, at the National Railway Museum in York. There are nineteen different award categories recognising frontline staff as well as people who have made an impact in other ways such as in training or innovation.
Graham said, “The care professions have never been more important to our society whether in supporting troubled families or looking after the sick or elderly. These awards offer the chance to say thank you to people who go the extra mile, even in the most difficult circumstances. Too often their contribution goes unnoticed without proper thanks while any failures are front page news.
“Those who work in social care do such an important job for the benefit of so many people. By nominating a valued carer someone can bring them personal recognition while also helping to raise the profile of the whole sector.”
More information on the event and how to make a nomination can be found at http://www.care-awards.co.uk/awards-events/yorkshire-and-humberside.The closing date for nominations is 24th September 2012.