Independent Health and Social Care Worker of the Year
Hundreds of individuals have been nominated for the Our Health Heroes Independent Health and Social Care Worker of the Year award.
Meet our finalists
- Joshua Mizen is a Specialist Support Worker for Thompsons at Home
- Peter Morris is a Gardener for St Raphael’s Hospice
- Steve Singh is a Driver and Support Worker from Sahara Care
Voting is now closed for this award category. Winners will be announced at the Our Health Heroes virtual ceremony on the 23rd of March.
How were finalists selected?
This award celebrates the Independent Health and Social Care workforce, individuals at any level working in non-NHS health and social care settings. This often-hidden workforce make up a vital part of the health and care system in the UK, without whom the public and those most vulnerable would be at risk. These workers play a crucial role in caring for patients and services users who may need full-time or specialist care in the home, in permanent residence or for specialist procedures. Their contribution is vital to the national effort to improve health and wellbeing for thousands of individuals across the country.
This award category is open to Independent Health and Social Care Workers (Non-NHS only) including but not limited to; carers, healthcare assistants, maternity support workers, theatre support workers, physiotherapy assistants, podiatry assistants, dietetic assistants, orthotic and prosthetic technicians, OT support workers, as well as medical secretaries, administrative staff, cleaners, porters, catering staff, playworkers, IT and communications, finance staff, maintenance, security, drivers and many more who improve the experience of care.
Anyone can make a nomination, including members of the public.
- Reliably working to high-quality standards
- Caring and compassionate approach to those who use services
- Being an effective colleague – being part of the team/supporting others (or proactively supporting the work of the team and others)
- Identifying and undertaking innovations in their place of work
- Having a positive attitude and willingness to embrace innovation and improvement
- Being a strong role model for the organisation and its ethos
If you have any questions please email OHHAwards@skillsforhealth.org.uk