Securing high quality services for people in Norfolk with care and support needs, including many of the most vulnerable in our society, is core business for Norfolk County Council. We rely upon a market of providers for the vast majority of those services in which we now invest well over £290m a year. We work with the health and social care sector to deliver our responsibilities under the Care Act to ensure that the increasing demand for care and support services and changing expectations about choices in the type and quality of services that people in Norfolk want can be satisfied.
City College Norwich has a long-established role in training Norfolks future health and social care workforce, as well supporting the professional development of those already in the sector. With the support of our excellent employer partners, we offer work-related pathways into all areas of health and social care - through full-time courses for 16-18 year olds, Apprenticeships and degrees.
We know what an amazing sector this is to be a part of, and we are privileged to work with so many inspirational students and employers who are so committed to providing the very best care and support. We are proud to be a sponsor of the Norfolk Care Awards and congratulate all of the nominees and winners on your exceptional contribution and achievements.
The commitment of all our team at GORDON BARBER FUNERAL HOMES is to CARE, care of the person who has died, care for the family and all those affected by the death. Recruitment to our business is driven by ensuring that sensitivity, care and concern is at the heart of successful applicants. Consequently, the majority of our Funeral Directors and support staff have been with us many years and see their work as a vocation. This approach encompassed in our philosophy of “providing the very best care” has ensured that our service delivered across branches in Norfolk is recognised as one of the pre-eminent Funeral service providers in the country.
We see at first hand the effect that good care by those involved in end of life support impacts upon the bereaved. In the vast majority of cases families express great gratitude and thankfulness to their care providers. In the rare cases that this is not so, the consequences can be devastating, This is why we support the NORFOLK CARE AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE IN END OF LIFE CARE.
Norfolk Independent Care (NIC)is the voice of Independent Care Providers; we represent independent and voluntary sector providers who deliver services 8 across the social care pathway. Governance is provided by a steering group which consists of sector experts, elected by the membership. The role of the steering group is to provide strategic direction to develop a vibrant and sustainable social care market in Norfolk.
Our experts are representative of social care providers, and each take responsibility for special areas of the care sector, including home care agencies, care homes with/ without nursing, providers of care to those with mental health needs, learning difficulties and day care.We work closely with Norfolk County Council, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Health Trusts to represent care providers views and to advocate for care providers in Norfolk.
We are delighted to support this year’s Norfolk Care Awards. As a long standing Norwich-based firm of solicitors well known for its 'private client’ work, we are so pleased to help you all celebrate the fantastic endeavours that are taking place in the care sector throughout our county.
Our hugely experienced and friendly team of solicitors are able to advise on a range of legal services and we are always very happy to schedule our visits to suit our clients, whether that’s at home, in hospital or in a residential care setting. We are here to help you, the care professionals, help those whom you are looking after.
Whether you want some advice or have been asked for information about making a Will, making a Lasting Power of Attorney, applications to the Court of Protection, Living Wills, Probate, Trusts or even tax planning, we can help. Just get in touch for a no obligation chat.
The Eastern Daily Press has been the voice of Norfolk since it was founded in 1870. It remains so today, and is dedicated to providing relevant local news to its readers across a range of multimedia platforms. Through its daily business pages, weekly supplements and round-the-clock website, the EDP shines a light on the county’s business community, celebrating its successes and campaigning on its behalf.
Motivated by the need for a strong and influential representation at a national level, we are the respected voice of the independent care sector.
Representing small and medium sized care providers and affiliated local associations, National Care Association liaise with national Government at a political and departmental level; Local Government and key stakeholder groups including the NHS and CQC.
National Care Association is particularly well connected across the health and care sector; from our members who provide the care and support through to our working relationship with Ministers and Senior Civil Servants. We represent our members by being around the table when it matters ensuring the voice of the care sector is heard.
On a practical level National Care Association is an essential part of the care providers toolkit. Our members benefit from DBS online services, toolkits, business and bulk purchase discounts, legal and employment advice, as well as information, support and guidance through the regulatory and policy issues that affect us all.
Although one in three people with dementia receive professional care, the vast majority live at home in our communities. People with dementia and their carers talk about the everyday challenges they face in living well with dementia. This can include difficulty using technology, getting appropriate service in shops, banks and post offices and in using transport, going on holiday, maintaining social contact and hobbies. Although help from health and care services is vitally important, making it possible for people affected by dementia to live well will require help from people and organisations across the whole of society.
Norfolk has been a proud pioneer in developing dementia friendly communities, providing approaches and solutions that have been replicated across the country. To find out more visit www.dementiafriendlynorfolk.com and look out for the new edition of the Dementia Friendly Norfolk Guide published by Care Choices.
Businesses only survive and thrive if they deliver what their clients and customers want. At Ashtons Legal, our aim is to be a firm you are proud to call ‘your solicitors’ and are happy to recommend to others. This means:
Whether you are a commercial client or an individual client, and whatever your legal needs, our focus is on always delivering first class legal advice with exceptional service.
With offices in Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Felixstowe, Ipswich, Norwich and Thetford we are ideally placed to assist clients throughout East Anglia. In practice, however, we also help people in many other parts of the country.
Our aim, in every respect, is to be “where clients come first”.
Our Family Caring for Yours - Athena Care Homes are a small family owned organisation with 4 care homes in East Anglia. Our purpose is to create excellent quality and homely environments with the highest standards of care, catering, activities and housekeeping.
Happy, Comfortable and Safe Care - We aim to enhance the lives of our residents and enable them to enjoy life to the full as individuals in happy, comfortable and safe surroundings.
Our expertise lies in Nursing, Residential, Dementia Nursing, Dementia Residential, Rehabilitation and End of Life Care.
We provide person centred care sby working together to create individual care plans with the needs and wishes of our residents at the heart of it. We build relationships with every resident and their families, helping us to learn about their lives, listening to their experiences and creating a picture of the individual person.
Boots is always looking for new ways to help everyone feel healthier and happier. We’ve over 25 years’ experience supporting care and our Care Services team continue to be an important part of that story. From being on hand with expert advice 7 days a week, with support to improve patient safety and with training to deepen your team’s knowledge, we’ve lots of ways to help you give the best possible care.
Many care providers are switching from paper-based to electronic medicines administration record systems like eMAR with Boots, part of Boots Care Services. By helping your team deliver great care, eMAR with Boots can help make keeping track of medicines simpler, safer and more compliant with regulations – which hopefully can help you achieve higher ratings from your regulator.
We can also supply medicines in the manufacturer’s original packaging, allowing for safer storage and making it easier for individuals to manage their own medication, if appropriate. This also makes medication easier to identify, reducing the risk of mistakes.
Our Pharmacists Advice Visits can help you with the complexities of medicines management and look at the use of antipsychotic medication if appropriate, to help you keep your residents safe.
To deliver great care to residents, it’s also important to look after the people responsible for giving that day-to-day care – your team. With expert training and support we can help you to help them feel more involved, valued and recognised.
Find out more about Boots Care Services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our designers specialise in creating bespoke, personal and distinctively chic, wild-looking arrangements for all events and any occasion. We take our inspiration from our surroundings and the time of year to create natural, dramatic impact with our designs.
All our designers are friendly, helpful, experienced and creative, and love, love, LOVE, to chat flowers! We are extremely fussy about our flowers and can recommend the most beautiful, long-lasting and perfumed varieties for you!
The Norfolk Care Awards have 10 categories which each have 3 judging criteria: