Deadline nears for nominating Scotland’s social heroes

The Herald Society Awards, presented in association with Social Work Scotland, are about celebrating the very best of the public and voluntary sectors, as well as the individuals and communities who are making a difference to their local areas.

Entries for this year’s awards are flooding in but there is still time to enter or nominate a team or person you think should be recognised for their successful, innovative and outstanding work. However, entries close on Wednesday September 14.

Jane Devine, Business Manager, Social Work Scotland, title sponsor and supporting the Herald Society Worker of the Year category, said “If you are doing something you are proud of, something that makes a difference to people in your community, we want to hear from you. We want to celebrate life changing work and allow others to learn from you and reflect the kind of society we have here in Scotland. The Herald Society Awards can profile that work, and I would urge anyone thinking about applying to get that form in. it will be worth it.”

Ian Welsh, Chief Executive, Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland, who are supporting The Herald Society Team of the Year category said, “The ALLIANCE hopes entries will cover some of the inspiring and innovative work happening across a wide section of Scottish society.”

Aileen Campbell, Minister for Public Health and Sport, Legacy 2014, who are supporting The Legacy 2014 category said, “With the deadline for these awards fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about getting entries together for the Legacy 2014 award category. We’d love to see entries from any organisation that is working in their local community to secure a strong legacy to the 2014 Games.”

Eamonn Connolly, Director at EVH, who are supporting the Unsung Hero category said, “EVH – Supporting Social Employers is calling on all those brilliant unsung heroes to shake off their shy side for a while and get those applications rolling in!”

Vincent McKay, Dean of the School of Health and Life Sciences, who are supporting the Health and Social Care Integration category, said “We hope the Health and Social Care award will highlight the diverse range of work being done across Scotland to help people to sustain and improve their health, especially in disadvantaged communities, ensuring better, local and faster access to health care, as well as inspire others to get involved.”

All awards will be judged by an expert panel of judges and will be presented at the Crowne Plaza hotel on Wednesday November 2.

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