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Helping recognise the very best in adult social care providers and individual employers, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT) has announced a partnership with the Skills for Care Accolades 2020 awards.

Now in their 16th year, the awards present an opportunity for social care providers, including occupational therapists, to showcase their successes and achievements.

The awards categories for the 2020 Accolades are as follows:

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  • Best employer of under 50 staff
  • Best employer of between 51 and 249 staff
  • Best employer of over 250 staff
  • Best individual who employs their own care and support staff
  • Best employer support for your registered manager(s)
  • Most effective approach to leadership and management
  • Secrets of Success – Best retention and recruitment approaches
  • Most innovative endorsed learning provider
  • Most effective collaborative approach to integrated new models of care
  • Most effective approach to continuing professional development for the regulated workforce in social care settings

The judging will take place on the 5th of December 2019 and the 2020 awards ceremony on the 22nd of January 2020. However, entries for the Skills for Care Accolades 2020 are now closed.

Julia Scott, RCOT CEO and Fellow for Skills for Care, will form part of a national panel, judging the award for ‘most effective approach to continuing professional development for the regulated workforce’.

She commented: “We are delighted to be partnering with Skills for Care Accolades 2020 awards.  Across the UK, 365 days of the year occupational therapists work hard to improve the lives of thousands of people. Effective continuing professional development is an important part of helping them provide the best care possible.

“The awards are a great opportunity for social care providers including RCOT members to showcase their successes and for us to celebrate their achievements.”

Skills for Care is an independent charity that strives to create a well-led, skilled and valued adult social care workforce. Its practical support helps leaders and managers recruit, develop and lead their staff, retaining them from entry level through to senior leadership and management roles.

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