We are already looking forward to the 2021 Awards and have begun revising the categories for the Home Care Awards. They 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 home care service


There are no longer Supplier categories in the Home Care Awards as they are now part of the Care Service & Supplier Awards.


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 9, 2021.

The winner of the following top award is chosen by the judges as “best in show”. The category 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 Agency or Provider (chosen by the judges)


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