Voting has opened in the 2018 Dignity and Respect Awards in Buckinghamshire.
Now in their sixth year, the awards celebrate outstanding examples of how dignity and respect are demonstrated by devoted carers, health workers, and community volunteers throughout Buckinghamshire.
Nominations are open to the public as well as professionals. The awards are for individuals, teams and organisations that have made a difference by putting dignity, respect and well being at the heart of the care they provide.
Anyone has the chance to nominate a Dignity in Care Star. It could be a friend, volunteer or carer in fact anyone who has gone the extra mile in supporting people in a way that promotes dignity, respect and well being.
The awards are part of Buckinghamshire County Council’s ongoing campaign to raise awareness of every person’s right to be treated with dignity and respect whenever they need care and support.
Nominations will be shortlisted and a short film posted onto the website so that the public can view the films of each shortlisted entry and cast their votes online ahead of the Dignity and Respect Awards event on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 which is being held at the Oculus in Aylesbury.
To download a nomination form, book your place at the event, or find out more go to http://www.careadvicebuckinghamshire.org/dignityawards. Alternatively call 01296 387087.
Lin Hazell, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing at Buckinghamshire County Council, said: ‘There are many wonderful people out there who make a real difference to the people they care for by treating them with the respect they deserve.
If you know of a person, team, group or organisation that has gone above and beyond in supporting people in Buckinghamshire then why not recognise them for their excellence and nominate them for the Dignity and Respect Awards 2018. It’s a great way to say thank you.‘
Nominations opened on Monday 15th January 2018 and will close at 5.00pm on Monday 12th February 2018.