Strictly star Angela Rippon to host Suffolk Care Awards 2024!

Strictly star Angela Rippon to host Suffolk Care Awards 2024!

Care Development East is excited to announce that TV and Media personality, Angela Rippon CBE, will host the 2024 Suffolk Care Awards, a prestigious event that recognises and rewards excellence within the care profession in Suffolk.  The awards, an annual tradition since 2016, are designed to highlight the dedicated service and exceptional achievements in local social care.

Christian Bone, Chief Executive of Care Development East, shared his excitement for the upcoming event: “We are thrilled to have Angela Rippon presenting the awards. Angela, who has been honoured with a CBE for her work co-chairing The Prime Minister’s Champion Group on Dementia Friendly Communities and has been a strong advocate for those in the social care industry, is perfectly suited to present these awards.”

Christian says of the awards, “Despite facing numerous challenges they face on a daily basis, Suffolk’s care providers have demonstrated unwavering commitment and resilience. Their efforts to provide high-quality care and their contributions to advancing care services are truly commendable.

“The care sector is at the heart of community health and well-being, continuously adapting to meet the needs of those it serves.  The awards are a great opportunity to show our appreciation and recognise the outstanding efforts within the sector.  We extend our gratitude to all our sponsors for their invaluable support in making this event possible.”

The Suffolk Care Awards feature a variety of categories, each designed to celebrate different aspects of excellence in care. This year’s categories include:


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, sponsored by  Suffolk County Council
Health & Wellbeing, sponsored by Insight2 Mental Health
Ambassador of The Year, sponsored by  Christies Care
NEW – Environmental Innovation, sponsored by  Newline Anglia
NEW – Developing Young People, sponsored by  Suffolk New College
End of Life, sponsored by Care Suffolk Care Association
The Professional Development, sponsored by Award Switch Direction
Inspirational Leadership, sponsored by  Suffolk Care Association
Team of The Year (Small Providers), sponsored by  Blue Star HR
Team of The Year (Large Providers), sponsored by  Care Development East

The Suffolk Care Awards are not just a celebration of professional achievements but also a vital platform for the public to express their gratitude towards those who have made a significant impact on their lives or the lives of their loved ones. Nominations are open to any member of the public who wishes to acknowledge an individual, care home, or care provider that has made a special contribution to their care or care of a loved one.

Mark your calendars for the awards ceremony, which will take place on Thursday, 26th September at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall. It promises to be a memorable evening, honouring those who improve the quality of life for many through their dedication and care.

For more information on the Suffolk Care Awards 2024, including details on how to nominate, please visit the CDE website or contact the office directly.


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