Community Care Awards 2003


Community Care is proud to announce the winners of
this year’s Community Care Awards 2003.


Celebrating the best in social care, the annual awards recognise
innovation and best practice, and highlight the positive
differences you make every day.

The Community Care Awards aim to promote and reward the best new
initiatives and projects which have led the way as the social care
field develops.

Overall winner and winner of mental health

No Panic from Telford in

No Panic – Overall

No Panic is a registered charity manned by volunteers. Its aim
is to help the relief and rehabilitation of people who suffer from
panic attacks, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorders and other
anxiety-related disorders.

Since 2001 No Panic has run 150 self-facilitating telephone
conferencing “recovery” groups.

The charity wins £8,000 as winner of the 2003 awards, and
£5,000 as a category winner.

Other category winners and teams

Each award category winner received

Category: Carers
Sponsored by Reliance Care


Winner: Carers’ Link Team: North Staffordshire Carers
Association, Stoke on Trent 


Direct Payments for Children and Families: Hampshire County
Carers Initiative: Dudley Council
Flexible Service for Carers: Hertfordshire County Council

Category: Disability
Sponsored by Cooper Stanley

Buddy Mentor Scheme,
Hertfordshire County Council

Assessment and Disability, London Borough of Redbridge


Personal Assistant Project, Barnardo’s Somerset

Category: Drugs and alcohol
Sponsored by Celsian

Harbour Project: Family
Service Units Scotland, Edinburgh

Think Drink!: South Tyneside youth inclusion programme
Peer Education Project – Substance Misuse: Drug and Alcohol Service
for London
One Stop Shop: Blackpool Community Alcohol and Drug Services

Category: Inter-agency work
Sponsored by Reed Social Care

Winner: City Centre Team: Cardiff Council,
South Wales Police, British Transport Police, NCP car parks,
Salvation Army, the Big Issue, Safer Cardiff and the Wallich
Clifford Community

Missing Persons Protocol: Torbay Council social services
department, Devon and Cornwall Constabulary: and the Children’s
The Hull Beat: Compass, West Hull Primary Care Trust, Hull and East
Riding Community Trust: the Lighthouse Project, Community Safety,
Hull Police

Category: Learning difficulties
Sponsored by Craegmoor Healthcare

Winner:  Travel Buddy Service: London Borough of

EYE (Express Yourself Entertainers): Hayfield Social Education
Centre, Doncaster
The H Team: Grapevine, Coventry
The Map Squad: London Borough of Tower Hamlets

Category: Mental health
Sponsored by Mental Health Care Group

Winner: No Panic, Telford, Shropshire (also
overall winner)

“In Reach” programme: Bridge Education and Support Centre,
Chester-le-Street, County Durham
Equine Assisted Therapy: Equine Assisted Therapy Association,
Asylum Seeker and Refugee Counselling Project: PSS, Liverpool
Streetwise Young Persons Project: Bury, Lancashire

Category: Older people/intermediate care
Sponsored by Bupa Care Homes

Winner: Wellcheck: Age Concern Stockport

Community Support Service: Age Concern Morgannwg,
Wansbeck Assisted Shopping Project: Wansbeck CVS,

Category: Protecting children and young people
Sponsored by Sedgmoor

Winner:  Madressah Project, Kirklees

Schools Team, North Belfast: NSPCC
Sex, Lies and Love: Walsall Youth Offending Service

Category: Supporting children and families
Sponsored by Families for Children

Winner: Birthlinks Care Connect Project,

The Trojans Scheme, Lambeth, London
Your County Needs You, Northumberland County Council

Category: Young offenders
Sponsored by Corvedale Care

Winner:  Headway Exmouth Youth Offending Partnership:
Headway Devon

North East Lincolnshire Community Reparation Scheme: North East
Lincolnshire youth offending team
Enthusiasm: Youth Charity, Derby

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