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The overall winner of the 2015 Inspiring Images of Social Care competition was submitted by Equal Arts, a charity delivering arts and older people’s projects in NE England

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The calendar features the 12 winning images from our inspiring images of social care competition, which is sponsored by Caritas recruitment.

This year’s judging panel praised the quality of all the entries, but voted the image of a weekly transgenerational session at Cranlea Care Home in Newcastle the overall winner.

Our cover pic was snapped by older people’s charity, Equal Arts, who said: “irrelevant of age, those involved are captivated by the same thing”.

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What the judges said:

“I voted for Sanctuary Care’s picture of Peggy and Patricia because this is such a positive image of older women enjoying life,” said Adi Cooper, adult safeguarding lead at the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.

Sally Cairns, professional lead for social care at Berkshire NHS Trust, said of the Child’s i Foundation’s image: “The evident bond shown here is wonderful.”

Gidon O’Hana, client relationship director at Caritas, said of another winning image from the Equal Arts charity: “Belle looks so happy and engaged with her art – you are never too old to have a great time.”

Debbie Smith, CEO of Caritas, added: “It is so important to celebrate and promote the positive impact social care workers have on service users on a daily basis and what better way to do that than this amazing calendar.”

The 2015 judging panel
Debbie Smith, CEO, Caritas
Gidon Ohana, client relationship director, Caritas
David Bunce, director of adult social care, Gateshead Council
Pam McConnell, CEO, Five Rivers Fostering
Dame Lorna Boreland-Kelly, CEO, Bokell Associates
Richard Servian, children’s services commissioning manager, Dudley MBC
Peter Hay, executive director of people, Birmingham City Council
Dr Adi Cooper, adult safeguarding lead, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
Andrew Errington, professional head of social work, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust
Nicola Cockshoot, senior practitioner, Northamptonshire Council
Peter Hampton, Mental Capacity Act coordinator, Staffordshire Council
Lisa Harris, principal social worker, Walsall Council
Sally Cairns, professional lead for social care, Berkshire NHS
Suzanne Smith, head of service, All Age Disability
David Soley, service manager for Care Act implementation, Warwickshire Council
Kate Wilson, client partner, TMP Worldwide
Nushra Mansuri, professional officer, BASW



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