Unique IQ to sponsor the Home Care Awards 2021

Unique IQ is proud to support the Home Care Awards 2021 – the benchmark for business and service excellence in the UK home care, domiciliary care and live-in care sectors.

With 17 categories in contention, the Home Care Awards teases out brilliant examples of home care services and operations, gives them due recognition, then celebrates their success with a memorable awards occasion.

The 2021 awards took place on 23rd April at an online event, hosted by “voice of the balls” and Strictly Come Dancing host Alan Dedicoat.

There were two overall gold award winners on the day:

  • Martin Jones, CEO of Home Instead UK – won ‘Outstanding Individual’ for making a “significant contribution” to the welfare of older people whilst championing home care as a care option and a meaningful career
  • Ashridge Home Care – named ‘Most Outstanding Care Provider’, impressing the judging panel with its “extraordinary response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Home Instead UK also took home ‘Best Home Care Group/Franchise’, with Bluebird Care receiving a high commendation in this category. Other winners included The Good Care Group for both ‘Innovative Technology Expertise’ and ‘Best Independent Home Care Provider’, along with BelleVie who were named ‘Best Start-up Home Care Service’. Scroll down for all the winners.

A home care software provider and past Home Care Awards winner, Unique IQ sponsored the category award for ‘Best home care group or franchise network‘, with CEO and Founder David Lynes forming part of the judging panel.

David Lynes, said: “It’s a privilege to support the Home Care Awards. In such an exceptional year, we have seen domiciliary care providers placed under extreme pressures due to the coronavirus pandemic. And yet without faltering, they have continued to strive to offer outstanding levels of care to those who need it, helping people to stay independent and well within their homes, whilst keeping spirits up.

“It is an honour to celebrate these amazing and very well-deserving carers,” concluded Lynes.


The Home Care Awards 2021 winners in full

Outstanding Individual
Winner: Martin Jones, CEO of Home Instead UK

Most Outstanding Home Care Provider
Winner: Ashridge Home Care

Mental Health and Dementia Care Expertise
Winner: Mumby’s Homecare Support
High commendation: Home Instead Wetherby and North Leeds and Home Instead UK

Day Care Expertise
Winner: Amber Support Services
High commendation: Bluebird Care Birmingham East and North

Live-in care expertise
Winner: Ashridge Home Care
High commendation: Mumby’s Homecare Support

End-of-life care expertise
Winner: Range Home Care
High commendation: Bluebird Care Greenwich

Innovative Technology Expertise
Winner: The Good Care Group
High commendation: Bluebird Care Leeds North

Marketing expertise
Winner: Bluebird Care
High commendation: Home Instead UK

Recruitment, Retention and Staff Motivation Expertise
Winner: Right at Home UK
High commendation: Bluebird Care North Hampshire and West Berkshire

Training and Development Expertise
Winner: ENA Care Group

Response to COVID-19 Pandemic
Winner: Ashridge Home Care
High commendation: Right at Home UK

Team Support Expertise
Winner: Right at Home Portsmouth
High commendation: Good Oaks Home Care and Home Instead UK

Best Start-up Home Care Service
Winner: BelleVie
High commendation: Home Instead Dartford

Best Independent Home Care Provider
Winner: The Good Care Group
High commendation: Home Care Preferred

Best Home Care Group/Franchise
Winner: Home Instead UK
High commendation: Bluebird Care

Find out more about the awards at homecareawards.com.