Dignity in Care Awards 2017

Congratulations to all of our winners!

Age UK Oxfordshire asked local people to nominate organisations, paid staff, unpaid carers and volunteers for an award. The nominations were then reviewed and deliberated over by a panel of judges with a background and interest in care.  


‘Dignity in Care’ means many things to different people. For Age UK Oxfordshire, ‘Dignity in Care’ means seeing and supporting the person, the whole individual behind the symptoms or care needs and valuing them as an equal.  We believe that our winners exemplify this definition and bring to the awards personal stories of dignity in care.

There are seven categories this year, including our new Inspiration Award. This award was created to celebrate an organisation or business that inspires others with its high standards of care and compassion, such as a hairdressers or a local library, that goes out of its way to assist individuals who need extra support in their daily lives.

The winners of the Dignity in Care Awards 2017 were announced on the 3rd November at The King’s Centre in Oxford. This year we had a record breaking fourteen winners with the awards being presented by Lord Lieutenant Tim Stevenson. 

Award for Leadership in Care

- Sally Matthews, Customer Relations Manager at High Market House Care Home in Banbury

- Diane Bunney, leader of the Good Neighbourhood Scheme in Chadlington, Dean, Taston and Spelsbury

 Award for a Care or Support Setting or Service

- Rosewood Club at Daybreak in Oxford

- Shipston Home Nursing

 Award for Care or Support Staff

- Phillipa Speed, co-ordinator for the Bicester Good Neighbourhood Scheme and care assistant

- Joseph Ndori, manager and careworker at Everycare Oxford

 Award for Compassionate Communicator

- Sarah Measures, clinical lead for palliative care in the Children’s Community Nurse Team

 Inspiration Award

- Fiona Wilkins, owner of Fiona’s Hair Salon in Oxford

- Midcounties Co-operative Food, Abingdon

 Award for Unpaid Carer or Volunteer

- Amber Harkness, 18 year old who cares for her mother

- Marlene Drewett, cares for her husband and sister

- Jane Timms, cares for both of her parents

- Jenny Fernbank, volunteer at Deddington ay Centre

 Josie’s Award

- Ann Hart, volunteer at a carer’s group in Goring

Thank you to everyone who took the time to make a nomination. Did your nominated individual not win this time? Don’t worry the awards will be back next autumn!

With thanks to the Oxford Mail for supporting the Dignity in Care Awards 2017