Care Awards 2018


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.

Please note that nominations for the Care Awards 2018 are now closed.

1. Winners

The winners for the Care Awards 2018 were decided at an awards ceremony at 20 Cavendish Square, the Royal College of Nursing. The event was held in partnership with Carers Network and also saw performances from the Spirit Young Performers Company and the South Westminster Community Choir. Congratulations to all the winners and highly commended people and everyone who was shortlisted for an award.

Befriender, voluntary or community carer

Winner: Omar Fisher

Highly commended: Leslie Philips


Care representative

Winner: Julia Couchman

Highly commended: Juliet Okpara


Carer of someone over 65 years

Winners: Hasfa Bahar and Richard Harrison

Highly commended: Sandra Rizk


End of life carer

Winner: Fatma Hagras


Health visitor

Winner: Rosemary Gallagher

Highly commended: Maria Mak


Parent carer

Winner: Miray Kester

Highly commended: Hend Abdel Rahman


Unpaid carer of someone with learning disabilities

Winners: Boolchand Mohnani and Aziza Hassan

Highly commended: John Westby


Unpaid carer of someone with mental health needs or dementia

Winners: Edward Wheeler and Esmina Hayles

Highly commended: Princess Xavier


Young carer

Winners: Laarayb and Oun Saleem


Outstanding care

Winners: Fatema Khatun

Highly commended: Katherine Reed

2. Criteria


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. 

Last updated: 20 March 2018
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