TV and Film Actor Jenny Seagrove presented Surrey’s care ‘Oscars’

The prestigious Surrey Care Awards, the county’s annual awards ceremony recognising the achievements of adult social care staff, was held on Friday 22 November at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Over 420 care employers and staff attended this year’s Awards which were presented by TV and film actor Jenny Seagrove. The Master of Ceremonies for the evening was BBC Surrey presenter Sylvie Blackmore and guest of honour was the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Mr Michael More-Molyneux.

Recognising excellent care

This year was the 11th Anniversary of the Surrey Care Awards, the county’s very own ‘Oscars’ for local care staff. The Awards recognise the hard work and dedication of people working in a wide variety of jobs in adult social care including dementia care, caring for people in their own homes and caring for adults with learning disabilities.

The 108 finalists for the Surrey Care Awards 2019 had been nominated by their colleagues, with glowing and often moving testimonials from service users and their families.  

Surrey Care Association organises the awards, which represents the interests of over 700 independent providers of care and support services in the county.

Erica Lockhart, Chief Executive of Surrey Care Association said,

“Our Awards ceremony recognises the really excellent care delivered by individuals and teams in Surrey and, as a county, we should be very proud of their achievements. Surrey’s adult social care sector employs over 30,000 people and our Awards also highlight the wide range of rewarding employment and career development opportunities that exist within our local care sector.”

This year there were 17 awards categories including Care Newcomer, Chef of the Year, Care Provider of the Year, Excellence in Delivering Dementia Care and Long Service Contribution to Social Care.

The winners

You can find the full list of the Surrey Care Awards 2019 winners here on the Surrey Care Association website.

The Surrey Care Awards 2019 were supported by Platinum level sponsors Nellsar Ltd; Gold level sponsors CHD Living and Nourish; Silver level sponsors Ashcroft Care Services, Spectrum Consortium and Bidfood.