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28 Apr 2023

Hot Take: Deadline approaches for your Care Heroes 2023 nominations

Hot Take: Deadline approaches for your Care Heroes 2023 nominations

Caring Times editor-in-chief Lee Peart says Care Heroes 2023 is a great opportunity to recognise the passion and dedication of our care workforce.

The deadline is fast approaching to nominate your unsung Care Home Heroes for 2023.

We have once again teamed up with international personal hygiene group Ontex to reward those working in care homes who are always ready to go that extra mile.

We’re looking for those who go beyond the job description. For example, it could the gardener who brings a resident their favourite biscuits, or a housekeeper who helps a resident to rediscover their hobbies – we’re searching for those who bring a little bit of extra joy into the care world.

Your unsung hero may be a colleague or someone else you know, and now is the time to reward those individuals who have made a genuine impact on their particular place of work.

Last year, we received more than 350 entries and it took a panel of five to decide the finalists. The eventual worthy winner, Nicola Mould, home manager at Orchard Mews, HC-One, was nominated by community nurse Jennifer Dodds for the amazing palliative care she gave her mother and the all-hours support she provided for her family during such a sad and traumatic time.

This year’s winner will be presented with their award at the inaugural Caring Times Care Managers Show on Friday 30 June, which will be hosted by TV celebrity Davina McCall and will feature a special performance by Boyzlife.

The overall winner will receive a £500 Love2Shop voucher or similar gift card. The three runners-up winners will feature in the September, October and November issues of Caring Times and the overall winner will feature in a special feature in the December issue.

To nominate your unsung hero tell us in 400 words or less, why you think your nominated person deserves to win and make sure to include an example of when they have gone the extra distance to make a difference.

If you know of anyone who fits the bill, entries can be made online at:

The deadline for entries closes on Friday 19 May with winners notified by 1 June.

Good luck!


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