Doncaster Admiral Nurse service makes the final of national awards  

The team of four Admiral Nurses and four Dementia Advisers working in the community in Doncaster has been named as a finalist in the annual Skills for Care Accolades, which recognises adult social care employers committed to providing the highest quality care.

A shining example

The Skills for Care Accolades awards have been celebrating excellence in adult social care for the past 14 years. The Accolades are the Oscars of adult social care work recognising the  commitment and investment made by organisations who support and develop people who lead, manage and work to deliver high quality person centred care and support.

The team in Doncaster work with people with dementia in their homes, they provide a familiar point of contact for information, advice, support, education and training for the whole ‘dementia family’. The partnership was designed by Dementia UK and Making Space in a close working relationship with the Clinical Commissioning Group and Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council. It was developed to provide high-quality support for people living with dementia in Doncaster in their own homes, together with their families and carers.

Rachel Peacock, Making Space’s CEO, said: “The Making Space Admiral Doncaster service is a shining example of what can be achieved when people and organisations work together to achieve the best outcome for the people they serve. Whether it’s dementia or any other condition that requires support, the best approach is often a combined one. Sharing resources and best practice is the most effective way for people to learn and progress – for those living with dementia, their carers and the people who make it their life’s work to support them.”

“Being recognised for our work in this area is a huge honour, and as well as thanking all our colleagues for their tireless dedication, we congratulate our fellow finalists for working so hard towards this common goal.”

Other nominees include Overgate hospice, Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS trust and Stockton and Hartlepool Integrated Discharge Team. Winners of the Skills for Care Accolades will be announced at a ceremony in London in March and you can find out more about the awards here.