Nominations are now open for the second Solihull Together for better lives awards. The awards recognise individuals and organisations who are working together to make life better for Solihull residents.
They have been created by a partnership of local health and social care organisations: Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Solihull Council, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, West Midlands Ambulance Service, Solihull’s primary care providers, the voluntary and community sector and lay members representing the Solihull community.
The focus of this year’s awards is on those people and organisations who provide care and support to adults in Solihull, particularly vulnerable and frail people.
There are 11 award categories including the Solihull Together award for Dementia friendly service, Care and Health Professionals of the Year and Outstanding Neighbour. Nominations are welcome from Solihull residents, family members of people living in Solihull and anyone working in Solihull.
Full details and online nomination forms are available at www.solihulltogether.co.uk Posters are also being distributed around locations in Solihull including libraries, GP surgeries and care homes. The closing date for nominations is Monday 7 March.
Dr Patrick Brooke, Accountable Officer for Solihull CCG and Co-Chair of Solihull Together for better lives explains: “After the success of the 2015 awards, we are excited to be launching the second Solihull Together for better lives awards which recognise the work going on across Solihull to provide people with the right care and support, when they need it and in the place that’s best for them.
“In particular, this year, we want to highlight individuals or groups of people who are making life better for vulnerable and frail adults in Solihull by working together across the public, private and voluntary sector. People who need care and support services want to feel as though their care comes from one team, regardless of who provides or pays for those services.
Cllr Ken Meeson, Chair of Solihull’s Health and Wellbeing Board, and member of the Awards judging panel, continues: “We want to know if you, or a family member, have had a great experience of care and support which has made life better or easier. Or if you’ve received care from an individual, or team of people, who has gone the extra mile and provided an amazing service.”
The Solihull Together for better lives Awards ceremony will take place on Thursday 21 April at the Renewal Conference Centre, Solihull.