The award categories 2019

The Categories for 2020 are being revised and will be published in September. Currently, there are 14 categories for care homes, 5 categories for suppliers, and 4 categories for overall achievement:


Care Home categories

  • Best for Architecture, Interior Design or Communal Spaces
  • Best for Garden or Outdoor Spaces
  • Best for Communication (with residents, families, friends & carers) – sponsored by PJ Care
  • 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 – presented by Care Workers Charity
  • Best Specialist Care (including respite, dementia, stroke, etc)
  • Best for Young People
  • Best for Special Needs
  • Best New Care Home (opened between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2018) – sponsored by L&G Home Finance


Supplier categories

  • Best Equipment, Product or Product Service Supplier (including paramedical or therapeutic service, activity or product, such as eye care, chiropody, hygiene, and therapies, etc and including furniture, appliances, heating and air conditioning, art, music, drama, etc, food or catering supplier, maintenance supplies & soft facilities or outdoor supplier, aids for memory or disability, etc) – sponsored by Health plus Care Show
  • Best Professional Business or Creative Service Provider (legal, financial, planning, property management, insurance, compliance, etc., and including architecture or interior design specialists, consultants, marketing, advertising, PR or digital specialist and training and development, etc) – sponsored by Health plus Care Show
  • Best IT or Communications Product or Service Provider (including monitoring, care management, nursing or emergency response, Broadband, internet, broadcast TV and radio) – 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

  • Best Single Care Home or Care Community in a Group
  • Best Individual Care Home or Care Community – sponsored by L&G Home Finance
  • Best Smaller Care Home Group (up to 50 homes) – sponsored by L&G Home Finance
  • Best Larger Care Home Group (over 50 homes) – sponsored by L&G Home Finance


If you have constructive thoughts about the categories we would love to hear them, especially if your views help us improve the categories further for 2020.



You may well have an internal or external team to prepare your entries, but If you do need any help writing your entries, Boost Awards can give you independent advice. Boost works completely independently of the Awards and there is no commercial relationship between Boost and the Care Home Awards.

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