Self Care Week Award Winners Announced

The Self Care Forum is delighted to announce the awards for Self Care Week 2019, which was another remarkable year with more than 1000 organisations and individuals participating.

Self Care Forum Trustee Rhian Last, who was on the judging panel for the awards this year said “I was privileged to be invited to judge these prestigious awards which recognises the hard work and dedication of localities in their endeavours to support people to better look after their own health.”

Also new to the judging panel was Self Care Forum Trustee, Dr Michelle Howarth from Salford University, “judging these awards opened my eyes to the wonderfully collaborative nature of many local Self Care Week initiatives. It was heartening to see that Self Care Week continues to galvanise local people, who come together for a shared goal, to empower their local population to live their best self care life.”

Julie Wood, NHS Clinical Commissioners’ Chief Executive said “we are delighted to partner again with the Self Care Forum to support the hotly contested award for the CCG of the Year. Supporting and empowering people to self care is one of the core priorities for our members right across the country. The quality of nominees once again shows the range of impressive and important work that CCGs are undertaking in their local areas to get the word out about the importance of self care.”

Self Care Forum Chair Helen Donovan added “it is encouraging each year to see the rich diversity of organisations using Self Care Week as a vehicle to increase people’s knowledge and understanding of how to take care of their own health and their family’s health.  Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all participants for supporting this initiative each year.”

Self Care Week Awards

Winner – Lancashire Libraries, Lancashire County Council

Outstanding Clinical Commissioning Group – Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG (Joint Self Care Forum/NHS Clinical Commissioners Award)

Innovation – Manchester Local Care Organisation/North Manchester Self -Care Forum

Highly Commended – Wakefield CCG