The categories for the Home Care Awards, set out to recognise and reward business success in home care.


Expertise (awarded to home care agencies and providers)


E1. Respite care expertise

E2. Specialist care expertise (sponsored by Audley Care)

E3. Nursing care expertise

E4. Day care expertise

E5. Live-in care expertise

E6. End-of-life care expertise

E7. Marketing expertise

E8. Recruitment/Training expertise

E9. Team support expertise (head office or behind-the-scenes support)


Teams  (awarded to care at home people)


T1. Domiciliary care team

T2. Nursing team

T3. Specialist care team

T4. Respite team


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 (telecare, security, alarms, etc)

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

PS8. Best home improvement, maintenance and repair services


Advisors & Consultants (awarded to specialist firms)


AC1. Funding and insurance

AC2. Marketing

AC3. Property

AC4. Care choices

AC5. Legal

AC6. Recruitment, retention and training


Gold Awards for Outstanding Achievement


The winners of these two top 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.

OA1. Most Outstanding Home Care Team

OA2. Most Outstanding Home Care Agency or Provider


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