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Entry for Northern Ireland's 2018 Social Work Awards is now open. The awards recognise and reward the efforts of social workers and highlight the positive impact of the profession on individuals, families and communities. Shortlisted finalists will be invited to a celebratory lunch and awards presentation on Galgorm Resort, Ballymena…
Dr Sandra Beale-Ellis has been chosen by Prime Minister Theresa May to receive the 765th Points of Light award for her campaigning to get autistic children involved in sports and recreation activities. Theresa May said: "Through your campaigning you have encouraged thousands of children with autism to get involved in…
Scotland’s Dementia Awards, a partnership between Alzheimer Scotland, NHS Education for Scotland, NHS Health Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council, has announced the finalists for their 6th annual Awards which set out to recognise the work of those committed to helping people living with dementia and their families. Judged…
Professor Belinda Dewar, Professor of Practice Improvement at University of the West of Scotland’s Institute for Care and Practice Improvement had been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Professor Dewar has been awarded an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) award for services to nursing. Belinda,…
The Northern Ireland Social Care Council (NISCC) Chair, Jim Perry, is receiving an MBE in this year’s Queens birthday honours for his services to the Community in Ballymena. Colum Conway, NISC Chief Executive said: “Jim was appointed NISCC Chair in 2013 for a four year term and has been a…
Professor Suzy Braye, the former Head of Social Work and Social Care, at the University of Sussex is to be awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The distinguished academic who led the Department from 2006 to 2010 is to receive the prestigious accolade…
Scotland’s social services have been honoured for their outstanding commitment to improving lives for the people they support at the inaugural Scottish Social Services Awards. Introduced by the Scottish Social Services Forum the awards cut across boundaries, celebrate excellence and bring one of the country’s largest sectors, which has almost…
The Western Trust has celebrated the outstanding contributions made by Social Work staff at an awards ceremony held in the Guildhall Derry/Londonderry earlier this month. The awards ceremony celebrated the innovation and commitment of Social Workers across the Western Trust and their unique role in which they seek to enhance…
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