The categories for the Home Care Awards, set out to recognise and reward business success in home care. For clarity the term “home care” covers care at home, domiciliary care, supported or assisted living and other forms of care that take place at a client’s or patient’s home.


Expertise (awarded to home care companies and teams)


E1. Respite care expertise

E2. Specialist care expertise (including mental health expertise)

E3. Nursing care expertise

E4. Day care expertise

E5. Live-in care expertise

E6. End-of-life care expertise

E7. Innovative technology expertise

E8. Marketing expertise

E9. Recruitment/Training expertise

E10. Team support expertise (head office or behind-the-scenes support)

E11. Best start-up provider


Products & Services (awarded to supplier organisations)


PS1. Best activities, pastimes and leisure pursuit providers

PS2. Best furniture and equipment suppliers (indoor & outdoor furniture and equipment, including landscaping)

PS3. Best clinical equipment and supplies

PS4. Best non-clinical equipment and supplies

PS5. Best mobility and access (scooters, stairlifts, ramps, etc)

PS6. Best technology and data product or service (telecare, security, alarms, Broadband, etc)

PS7. Best transport (manufacturers, dealers or service providers)

PS8. Best home improvement, maintenance and repair services

PS9. Best professional service (including legal, financial, insurance, care consultancy, etc)

PS10. Best business or creative service (including marketing, design, recruitment, retention and training, etc)


Gold Awards for Outstanding Achievement


OA1. Most Outstanding Individual in Home Care (chosen from those individuals nominated by themselves or by others, and the supporting information provided). If you are nominating someone or nominating yourself for the category for Most Outstanding Individual you will need to complete the Outstanding Individual Entry Form. The deadline for nominations is slightly later, but must be received by January 10, 2020.

The winners of the following top two awards are chosen by the judges as “best in show”. They cannot be entered directly. To be eligible for consideration contenders must have entered at least one other category, though it is expected that the winners will have demonstrated competence, innovation and expertise across more categories. The Gold winners may not have won a category, but they will have been highly placed across two or three categories and provided evidence of the breadth of their service and competence.

OA2. Most Outstanding Home Care Team (chosen by the judges)

OA3. Most Outstanding Home Care Agency or Provider (chosen by the judges)


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