Care Awards 2018 - Nominate by 8 January


Say thank you to someone who cares and nominate them for a Care Award.

Do you have a friend, neighbour or family member who is looking after someone with a long-term illness or disability, or has provided outstanding support for carers? Please take a moment to recognise them, and let us know why they deserve a Care Award.

1. How to nominate

Nominate online

Request a paper nomination form by calling 020 7641 4897 or emailing

Take a look at the award categories and criteria to help you with your nomination.

Closing date for nominations is 8 January 2018.


The Westminster Care Awards are open to anyone who is an unpaid carer living in the City of Westminster or caring for a Westminster resident, or a local person who has offered outstanding support for carers.

Please provide examples in support of your nomination, if possible. This information will be used by the judges in making their decision. 


Please provide examples of how the carer helps the person or people they care for to remain as independent as possible in their own home or if they live in a care home. This could include help with their health and wellbeing and other ways that they improve the quality of life of the person they care for. 


Please let us know how the person you are nominating has made a difference to the life of the person they care for; this may be taking them to local activities, helping to improve local services or maintaining links with other carers or organisations in the community.


Please let us know how the person you are nominating for is an inspiration or role model to carers, people and the wider care community.

Please include any information on how they balance their caring role with the needs of their everyday lives such as by looking after a family, balancing the pursuit of their own ambitions with caring, or ensuring the rights of the person they care for, or other carers, are upheld. 

2. Categories

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Unpaid carer of someone with mental health needs or dementia

This award is open to any adult who provides care and support to a friend or family member with mental health needs or dementia in their own home.

Unpaid carer of someone with learning disabilities

Any adult who provides care and support to a friend or family member with learning disabilities in their own home. 

Young carer

Anyone under the age of 18 who looks after someone in their family who has a disability, illness, mental health condition or addiction; this can be helping around the house, looking after siblings or taking on extra responsibility for someone else in their family.

Befriender, voluntary or community carer

People who volunteer to provide care and support to others, through volunteering with a local organisation, a charity or the council. This may include being a befriender - often providing support and companionship to a range of people who may be isolated or have no family, usually by visiting them at home.

Carer of someone over 65 years

Anyone who provides care and support for someone over the age of 65 in their own home.

Parent carer

A parent who provides care and support for their child or children.

End of life carer

Any person who has helped someone approaching the end of their life, by providing practical or emotional support.

Care representative

Anyone who has improved the visibility of carers in the community and increased support for other carers.

Health visitor

For a health visitor who has provided support to families of young children up to five years old under exceptional circumstances.

3. Guidelines

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Please aim for around 300 words, and no more than 500.

Please let us know:

  • a little about the caring role of the nominees
  • the impact they have had on the life of the person they care for
  • any other information that supports your nomination

4. Event

Shortlisted carers and the people who nominate them will be invited to a free awards ceremony later this year.

As well as the awards ceremony, there will be  food, drink, entertainment and a chance to hear the inspiring stories of other carers.

Respite care will be available for the person you care for if required.

Register for tickets to the Care Awards

Last updated: 15 November 2017
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