Shortlisted projects selected from hundreds of entries for 2003 awards

The shortlist for this year’s Community Care Awards,
which attracted nearly 400 entrants, was announced this week. The
awards recognise the achievements of social care professionals.

Category winners at an awards lunch at the London Hilton on 6
November will receive £5,000 for their project, while the
overall winner will take home a further £8,000.

CARERS
Sponsor: Reliance Care

  • Direct Payments for Children and Families: Hampshire
    Council
  • Carers Initiative: Dudley Council
  • Flexible Service for Carers: Hertfordshire Council
  • Carers’ Link Team: North Staffordshire Carers Association,
    Stoke on Trent

PROTECTING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Sponsor: Sedgmoor

  • Madressah Project: Kirklees Council
  • Schools Team, North Belfast: NSPCC
  • Sex, Lies and Love: Walsall Youth Offending Service

SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Sponsor: Families for Children

  • The Trojans Scheme: The Trojans Scheme, London
  • Care Connect Project: Birthlink, Edinburgh
  • Your County Needs You: Northumberland Council

DISABILITY
Sponsor: Cooper Stanley

  • Assessment and Disability: London Borough of Redbridge
  • Buddy Mentor Scheme: Hertfordshire Council
  • Personal Assistant Project: Barnardo’s Somerset

DRUGS AND ALCOHOL
Sponsor: Celsian

  • 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
  • Harbour Project: Family Service Units Scotland, Edinburgh

INTER-AGENCY WORK
Sponsor: Reed Social Care

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

LEARNING DIFFICULTIES
Sponsor: Craegmoor Healthcare

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

MENTAL HEALTH
Sponsor: Mental Health Care Group

  • “In Reach” programme: Bridge Education and Support Centre,
    County Durham
  • Equine Assisted Therapy: Equine Assisted Therapy Association,
    Norfolk
  • No Panic: No Panic, Telford
  • Asylum Seeker and Refugee Counselling Project: PSS,
    Liverpool
  • Streetwise Young Persons Project: Streetwise Young Persons
    Project, Bury

OLDER PEOPLE AND INTERMEDIATE CARE
Sponsor: Bupa Care Homes

  • Community Support Service: Age Concern Morgannwg,
    Pontypridd
  • Wellcheck: Age Concern Stockport
  • Wansbeck Assisted Shopping Project: Wansbeck CVS,
    Northumberland

YOUNG OFFENDERS
Sponsor: Corvedale Care

  • North East Lincolnshire Community Reparation Scheme: North East
    Lincolnshire youth offending team
  • Enthusiasm: Youth Charity, Derby
  • Headway Exmouth Youth Offending Partnership: Headway Devon

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