The award categories 2018

The categories being examined by the judges for 2018 are as follows:

Currently, there are 11 categories for care homes, for which entries have grown by over 50% from 2017.

Supplier entries on the other hand were much lower and with the agreement of the judges we have pooled the entries into two groups: one for Equipment, Product or Product Service, the other for Professional & Business Services. The judges have the discretion to make specific Awards that relate to the original category listing.

Finally, there are 6 care home categories for overall achievement:


Care Home categories

  • Best for Architecture, Interior Design or Communal Spaces
  • Best for Garden or Outdoor Spaces – sponsored by Avery Healthcare Group
  • Best for Communication (with residents, families, friends & carers)
  • Best Facilities Management or Maintenance Team
  • Best for Non-clinical Facilities (including wellbeing and alternative therapies)
  • Best for Sporting, Social or Leisure Activities – sponsored by Fred Theatre
  • Best for Nutrition, Food & the Dining Experience
  • Best Care Home Marketing, Advertising or PR Campaign or Initiative
  • Best Training Initiative
  • Best Nursing Care – sponsored by Helme Hall part of the Hennessy Group
  • Best Specialist Care (including respite, dementia, special needs, stroke, etc)


Supplier categories

  • Best Equipment, Product or Product Service Supplier (including paramedical or therapeutic service, activity or product, such as eye care, chiropody, hygiene, therapies, art, music, etc, food or catering supplier, maintenance supplies & soft facilities, outdoor supplier and IT & communications supplier) – sponsored by Health plus Care Show
  • Best Professional, Business or Creative Service Provider (legal, financial, planning, property management, compliance, architecture or interior design specialists, consultants, marketing, advertising, PR or digital specialist and training) – sponsored by Health plus Care Show


Overall Achievement Categories (Gold Awards)

(To enter these Overall Achievement categories you must have entered at least one other category)

For care homes:

  • Best Individual Care Home – sponsored by NHG
  • Best Single Care Home in a Group
  • Best Smaller Care Home Group (up to 50 homes) – sponsored by Access
  • Best Larger Care Home Group (over 50 homes) – sponsored by NHG


If you have constructive thoughts about the categories we would love to hear them, especially if your views help us improve the categories for 2019.

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