Norfolk Care Awards

Being appreciated is a great feeling. Being recognised for the great work you do makes all the hard work even more worthwhile. At a local and national level, those working in social care in Norfolk have been awarded for their work and contribution to the sector. Read on to find out more…


In Norfolk, the annual Norfolk Care Awards showcase the excellence within the sector. Recognising those that go the ‘extra mile’ by demonstrating a commitment to delivering excellence and quality care and support services across the county.

The inspiration and innovation across the care sector in Norfolk is something to be proud of and to be celebrated.

See for yourself the pride of those working in care in Norfolk, listen to their stories. One day, if you join the sector, this could be you.


Rising Star

An award for a dedicated individual who has recently joined the sector and instantly shows great empathy and understanding for the people they provide care for.

The winner in 2016 was John Rogers, we asked John what he would say to someone thinking of joining the sector

Do it! If you are looking for a sense of purpose in a job and satisfaction it’s a good place to be! You genuinely feel you have made a difference in someone’s life. There’s a great diversity of things to do and learn and a robot will not replace you anytime soon”.

The Most Supportive Employer (Student Placement)

Recognises an employer and student who through supported learning has added value to the organisation during their placement over and above the required learning programme.

This was awarded to Crown Rest Home and we asked Lyndsey Wood about what it’s like to be recognised

“Being nominated and making it to the award ceremony gives my staff the chance to have the outstanding work they do recognised by an expert panel of judges. It shows how their high quality care provision changes people’s lives”.

Delivering excellence through learning and development

An award for an organisation that plans learning and development programmes to meet the needs of individuals, who understands the importance of training and development to the sector and to the professionals within.

Care Coach Programme successfully claimed the award in 2016, showing the importance of learning and development within the sector.

Highly Commended

Winning is amazing, but also to be Highly Commended is a real achievement. Jane who works in Home care was Commended for the End of Life Care Award. She is passionate about the support she provides her clients, we asked Jane what makes her proud to be a Care Worker

I get a great deal of job satisfaction and support people how I would like to be supported. I become part of their lives, supporting families too. I was really proud to be part of the Care Awards and to be recognised for the work I do. I treasure all the compliments and thank you letters I receive”



The Laing Buisson Awards celebrate excellence in healthcare, recognising industry excellence and innovation in the public, private and third sectors.

The winners were revealed at a ceremony held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge and Voyage Care, who provide supported living services for adults with learning and physical disabilities across Norfolk, successfully claimed an Award.

CEO Andrew Cannon said he was delighted with the award.

“We are so excited that the work our teams do has been recognised with this prestigious award. Whilst this is a time of significant pressure on the sector, we continue to provide an unrivalled breadth of services and to innovate to deliver the best possible outcomes for the people we support. I would like to thank everyone involved in delivering the outstanding work we do, day in and day out.”