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Feb 27, 2024

Champions of Care 2024 – the winners announced

Champions of care 2024 winners

Announcing the winners of the 2024 Champions of Care, sponsored by Person Centred Software 

The second annual Champions of Care awards celebrate the people working in the social care sector who are making a huge difference in the lives of the people they care for. The awards aim to acknowledge their incredible work and celebrate their achievements in improving care outcomes.  

The mission of the Champions of Care awards is to share and celebrate the amazing stories of people working in social care who are making a real difference to the lives of residents and their colleagues. 

Champions of Care first began last year in 2023 and due to the high number of responses we received, coupled with all the truly amazing stories we had the pleasure of reading and learning about, we made the decision to make them an annual celebration. Now, we can announce the winners for 2024! 

What are the categories for the Champions of Care awards? 

Making a Difference

Celebrating anyone who has gone the extra mile to make a real impact on a resident.

Digital Innovation

Recognising the achievements of anybody who has introduced a technology that transformed how services are provided. 

Special Recognition

Celebrating the positive impact someone has made within social care on someone’s life that is currently in a health and social care setting.

Great Leader

For someone who has demonstrated outstanding leadership, support and guidance through challenging times.


So, after 319 nominations, we can officially announce the winners of the Champions of Care 2024: 

Champions of Care Award Winners - 2024

Making a difference

Darren Buckworth, Saturn Healthcare 

Darren has gone above and beyond in helping the residents of Saturn Healthcare, such as by accepting a young man into the home who already had two failed placements and making costly changes to accommodate his needs.  


Digital Innovation

Amanda Rae, Canford Healthcare 

As Head of Quality and Compliance, Amanda and her team built a bespoke internal system to monitor the quality of Canford Healthcare’s clinical care. The system has been able to identify areas of risk, ensure the continuation of good governance and exceed regulatory requirements.  

Special Recognition

Cheryl Vickerstaff, Church View Care Home 

Home Manager Cheryl “lives and breathes person centred care” and always works by the ethos that the resident is at the centre of everything. 

Great Leader

Suzanne Mcpadden, Osborne Care Community 

Suzanne has been the driving force behind the digital revolution at Worcester Lodge and Osborne House and leads from the front with a passion for delivering the highest quality of dementia care possible.



February 27, 2024

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