The best place to find out more about the accolades
is www.ccwales.org.uk or by calling Denise French at the Care Council for Wales on 029 2078 0687.
Gwynedd Council and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council received two Accolades
each for projects that included developing new bilingual software to help support community workers and working closely with those in need to help them learn the skills to live independently.
There are eight categories in the 2009 Social Care Accolades
. They are: leading on learning; offering opportunity, changing chances; learning about caring, caring about learning; community engagement; being a learning organisation; investing in the workforce; learning together; and language choice and dignity in care.
"The finalists of the 2007 Social Care Accolades
are a fantastic testament to what can be achieved by following a career in social care and ensuring pride and job satisfaction shines through for all to see.
The winners of the accolades
, organised by the Care Council for Wales, will be announced at a ceremony in Cardiff City Hall on June 23.
: Martin Thompson and Alison Dolman with the award
One man who won't be receiving any accolades
for his dancing is Linfield manager David Jeffrey who celebrated his CIS Cup win with a bout of impromptu gyrating (right).
Sir Elton was also receiving the MusiCares Person of the Year accolade
for his work with the Elton John Aids Foundation, and his Candle in the Wind 97 single dedicated to Diana, Princess of Wales.
High-performing teams and organisations are being urged to enter the 2011 Social Care Accolades
THE award-winning Eastthorpe Hall Health and Beauty Spa in Mirfield is in line to win yet more accolades
This year it is a finalist in no fewer than four categories of the British Beauty and Spa Awards 2009.
It has dominated the large projects category in the Building Manager of the Year awards with two of the top three accolades
One of the most well-received initiatives has been the creation of the Social Care Accolades
- a Care Council for Wales-led project in partnership with the Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru, British Association of Social Workers, Care Forum Wales, Care Standards Inspectorate for Wales, Social Services Inspectorate for Wales, Wales Council for Voluntary Action and Welsh Local Government Association.