About carers Carer engagement Jane Roebuck Carers Awards Nominations 2017 Jane Roebuck Carers Awards Nominations 2017 -> Go straight to the nomination section. Do you or someone you know care for a friend, relative, partner? Do you feel they deserve to be acknowledged for the hard work and support they provide? Then why not nominate them for the annual Jane Roebuck Carers Awards, where carers across the county will receive the recognition they deserve. Being a carer can be a positive experience but can also be physically and emotionally challenging. Many people choose not to describe themselves as a carer - it's just something they do for someone they care about. This is your opportunity to do something for them. Criteria for entries The Jane Roebuck Carers Awards recognises the unpaid carer nominated whose efforts in providing care to someone else are, in the opinion of the judges, particularly exceptional and deserving of additional recognition. This may be through: Overcoming particular difficulties or barriers Tackling specific challenges Addressing unusual or unexpected circumstances Or have been particularly creative or innovative in finding a solution to a challenge or problem to the benefit of the person they are caring for. Do you know a carer who is juggling work with caring? Nominate them for the Carer of the Year award Do you know an employer (either in the public, private or third sectors) who has provided excellent support for employees who are carers? Nominate them for the Shining Star award We define a carer as someone who: Regularly cares for a parent, child, partner, husband/wife, friend, relative, or neighbour who is physically or mentally ill; has a physical or learning disability; has drug or alcohol problems; or is frail or elderly Is unpaid, of any age and may live with or apart from the person they care for To be eligible, carers must live in Northamptonshire. This year the awards ceremony, will take place at Barton Hall on Wednesday 24th January 2018. Take a look at last year's winners. It will celebrate carers of all ages from around the county in the following categories: Carer of the Year 2017 (18+) Young Carer of the Year 2017 (Under 18) Shining Star Award (A special person who goes that extra mile to support carers in education, health, social care, employer, etc.) Nominating someone is easy. Just complete the entry form and return it us by FRIDAY 5 JANUARY 2018. There are few ways you can submit your nominations: You can nominate by completing the form here. Email: [email protected] Download and complete a form, which can be found here Post: Jit Parekh, Social Marketing Team, Northamptonshire Carers Award, NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU, St Johns House, 30 East Street, Leicester LE1 6NB Nominations are welcome until 5 January 2018.