Finalists of the Social Care Leadership Awards 2023 Announced

The Executive Care Home Leader Award (small)

Christine Barnes, Registered Manager, Oakland Court

Nina Clegg, Business Manager, Half Acre House Residential care home

Sanjay Dhrona, Managing Director, The Close Care Home

Cheryl Payne, Manager/Director, Darwin House

Fidelma Tinneny, Director, St David’s and St Christopher’s Nursing Home

Christian Whiteley-Mason, Manager, Thornhill House


The Executive Care Home Leader Award (medium)

Zara Begum, Locality Manager, Midway Care Group

Roger Catchpole, Managing Director, Stow Healthcare Group Ltd

Samantha Crawley, CEO, Bracebridge Care Group

Jay & Palvi Dodhia, CEO & COO, Serene Care

Pushpa Sagoo, Director of Operations, BCOP

Ty Yilmaz, CEO, Cedars Care Group


The Executive Care Home Leader Award (large)

Gill Arukpe, CEO, Social Interest Group

Richard Boyce, Care Consultant, Cornerstone Care Solutions Limited

Kris Peach, Executive Director of Extra Care, Housing 21

Sheryl Tombs, Director, Midway Care Group

Rosamunde Willis-Read, Chief Operating Officer, Forest Healthcare


The Executive Home Care Leader Award

Katie Doyle, Managing Director/Care Manager, Cross Care Ltd

Maxine Espley, Chief Operating Officer, Green Square Accord

Julie Griffiths, Deputy CEO, Caring Connections Ltd

Amanda Holden, Care Services Manager, Caring Connections Warrington

Laura Hayman, Director/Registered Manager, Active Homecare Ltd

Vicky Haines, Managing Director, Kingsway Care

Camille Leavold, Managing Director, Abbots Care Ltd

Caroline McPhereson, Managing Director, Solsken Ltd

Glen Mason, Managing Director, C4 Care

Kelly Morris, Regional Manager, Excelcare Homecare

Tim Middleton, Head Of Operations, Christies Care

Shane Panicker, Area Manager, Shine Partnerships Ltd

Sophie Pinder, CEO and Founder, Kind Tailored Care Ltd

Fosia Sodring, Director, Solsken Ltd

Tulip Sultana, Managing Director & Registered Manager, Rhythmic Care

Michelle Thompson, Registered Manager/Director, Unique Homecare Services Limited

Nancy Walters, Chief Operating Officer, Mumby’s Live-in Care


The Executive Home Care Franchise Leader Award

Dan Archer, CEO, Visiting Angels

Amrit Dhaliwal, CEO, Walfinch

Diane Dacosta, Business Operation Manager, Home Instead Greenwich, Bexley, Lewisham and Southwark

Gill Heppell, CEO, PerCurra

Mary Noone, Operational Manager, Home Instead, Lytham, Fylde and Wyre

Dariusz Motyka, Co-founder and Managing Director, Blue Angel care

Ann-Marie Roche, Managing Director, Home Instead York, Scarborough & Ryedale


The Executive Learning Disabilities and Autism Leader Award

Christine Cameron, CEO, Aspirations

Dan Gower-Smith, Group Director of Operations, The Avenues Group

Faye Harburt, Head of Sensory, Essex Cares Ltd Sensory Service

Scott Harkness, Operational Manager, Thera (Scotland)

Kiran Kaur, Service Quality Director, The Camden Society (London)

Helen Leigh, Operations Director , Ocean Community Services/Beechwood College

Deka Michael, Area Manager, Shine Partnerships Ltd

Sarah Meah, Locality Manager, Midway Care Group

Sharena Record, Business Support Manager, Echo Supported Living Services

Leanne Thomas, Operations Manager, Huthnance Park

Dr Mohamed Warda, Founder, Next Steps

Heather Wilson, Managing Director/Registered Manager, Aspire Day Service Ltd


The Executive Children and Young People Leader Award

Amanda-Jane Carey, Operations Manager, Kingdom Youth Services

Angela Stewart, Registered Manager/Founder, NurtureCare LTD

Lorraine Sadd, Operations Manager, Keswick Care Ltd

Syreeta Shah, Deputy Manager, Apple Tree House Children’s Home

David Thompson, CEO, Inicio

Jay Morgan, Registered Manager, Sankofa Specialist Care


The Dementia Care Leader Award

Nat Allcock, CEO, VIP Day Centre

Beth Britton, Campaigner, Consultant, Trainer and Writer, Freelance

Kay Cross, Manager, VIP Day Centre Bromsgrove

Karen Fidler, Manager, VIP Day Centre Redditch

Ann-Marie Harmer, Head of Dementia Care, Excelcare Holdings

Ross Mawhinney, Service Improvement Lead Dementia, Community Mental Health Older People’s Service


The Workforce Development Leader Award

Sarah Blackmore, Executive Director of Professional Practice and External Engagement, Social Work England

Amanda-Jane Carey, Operations Manager, Kingdom Youth Services

Lisa Duff, Learning & Development Manager, Eden Futures

Emma Ellis, Business Development Director, Midway Care Group

Julie Griffiths, Deputy CEO, Caring Connections Ltd

Josh Hawker, Relationships Manager, AbleCare Homes

Sophie Hoyle, Owner/Director, Home Instead Lytham, Fylde and Wyre

Tania Kent and Richard Edwards, Clincal and Non Clincal Services Managers, The Close Care Home

Bimishi Nathoo, Senior Manager, Shine Partnerships Ltd

Tayvanie Nagendran, Managing Director, Care Provider’s Voice

Chetna Satra, Co-Founder, Optimal Living Ltd.

Heather Wehrle, Director of People and Brand, Right at Home UK


The Executive Clinical Leader Award

Andrea Baxter, Care Manager, Baxters Homecare

Jacky Edwards, Director/Clinical Lead, The Gables Residential Care Home and Compton View Residential Care Home

John Gilfillan, Clinical General Manager, Brook House Nursing Home

Ann Lloyd-Owen, Registered Manager, The Gables Residential Care Home and Compton View Residential Care Home

Simon Osborne, Director of In-Home and Clinical Care, Right at Home UK

Vivian Vuchemtigah, Group Clinical Director, Kingsley Healthcare


The Innovation in Social Care Leader

Alex Ball, Operations Manager, Stow Healthcare Group Ltd

Elizabeth Fairchild, People and Performance Director, Hallmark Care Homes

Barbara Hobbs, Non-Executive Director, Blue Angel care

Ewan King, Chief Executive, Shared Lives Plus

Kim Maw, Registered Manager, Oakland Grange

Alex O’Neill, Operations Director, Fairway Healthcare

Julie Plumley, Director, Future Roots/ Countrymen UK

Tinga Umera, Managing Director, Nexus Care Services


The Wellbeing in Social Care Leader

Charlotte Driver-Young, Director of Operations and Registered Manager, Christies Care

Emilia Leak, General Manager, Unique Homecare

Phillippa Lunn, Operations Manger, Compton View Residential Care Home and The Gables Residential Care Home

Kim Retter, Registered Manager, Compton View Residential Care Home

Lydia Woodall, Team Leader/ Service area Lead, Carers Wellbeing Service Calderdale – Making Space


The Quality Assurance Leader Award

Cheryl Baird, Director of Quality and Care, Orchard Care Homes

Hayley Corcoran, Quality Manager, C4 Care

Amanda Keeler, Quality & Compliance Manager, Walfinch

Ruth French, Operations Director, Stow Healthcare Group Ltd

Sanjeev Kaushal, Director of Care and Quality, Home Instead UK

Zul Mamon, Co-founder / Director, Blue Angel care

Becs Page, Quality Assurance & Compliance Manager, CHD Living

Julie Rayner, Care Quality Governance and Compliance Director, Hallmark Care Homes

Heidi Sanchez, Group Quality Lead, Caring Connections

Michelle Souter, Head of Quality and Safeguarding, Christies Care

Joanne Wildman, Director of Compliance Governance and Quality, Caring Homes Group


The Lifetime Achievement Award

Lucy Corner, Director, Cornerstone Care Solutions

Amanda Holden, Care Services Manage, Caring Connections Warrington

Helen Hill, Head of Care & Compliance, Stow Healthcare Group Ltd

Paul Hanke, Managing Director, Network Healthcare

Liakat and Nazira Hasham, CEO & Founding Partner, CHD Living

Helena Jeffrey, Founder Caring Homes Group, Caring Homes Group

Manoj Mahtani, CEO, Shine partnerships Ltd

Sam Manning, Chief Operating Officer, Excelcare Holdings

Leanne Owen, Chief Operating Officer, Midway Care Group

Anne-Marie Perry, Founder/CEO, CareMatch

Jo Pyrah, Nominated Individual, Greenlight PBS

Caroline Roberts, Chief Executive Officer, Aria Care

Cheryl Wanklyn, Regional Director, Hallmark Care Homes



















































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