Agincare Heroes Awards are back for 2023

Published: Friday 13th January 2023

Agincare Heroes is back for 2023!

Following on from the success of 2022, we are delighted to announce that our Agincare Heroes Awards our back for 2023!

The Agincare Heroes awards pay tribute to our incredible team members who have demonstrated outstanding excellence in their work or made an extraordinary difference to those who draw on our services.

The award categories:

Head to our dedicated webpage to nominate a team member/team for the following categories:

  • Care Worker of the Year
  • Care Team of the Year
  • Apprentice of the Year
  • Outstanding Leader of the Year
  • Registered Manager of the Year
  • Volunteer of the Year
  • Customer Service Team or Individual of the Year
  • Support Services Team or Individual of the Year
  • The Will Mitchell Award for Outstanding Achievement
  • Agincare Hero Award

What is the Agincare Hero Award?

The Agincare Hero Award is the family-run care provider’s elite honour, recognising a team member whom has performed an incredible single act of valour, dedication or commitment in their community.


Nominations will be reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges led by Agincare’s Founder and Chairman Derek Luckhurst and Chief Executive Raina Summerson.

Winners will be announced at an exclusive VIP ceremony in June celebrating the achievements of all Agincare Heroes 2023.

Nominations close 1st March 2023

Agincare Heroes 2022

Our first ever Agincare Heroes Awards ceremony was held on the 27th June 2022 and made for an incredible event.

It was an honour to celebrate our nominated winners from all of Agincare’s services – the applause didn’t stop after the prizes were awarded!

Agincare Heroes 2022 - Our Awards Ceremony

Meet some of last year’s Agincare Heroes

Jackie Ash

Activities Co-ordinator Jackie Ash was the first winner of the Agincare Heroes award to be welcomed to the stage to collect her certificate and medal. Described as the ‘beating heart’ of Lansdowne Hill Care Home, she received numerous nominations from friends, colleagues and families of residents.

Always going above and beyond to bring joy to residents, Jackie was credited with ‘bringing the community into the care home and the care home into the community.’

During the ceremony, she was praised for her imagination and creativity which sees her entering the home into village competitions and baking cakes in her own time for the residents.

Yvette Stubbs

Amongst the winners from the live-in care teams was Yvette Stubbs, a care worker from Portsmouth.

Yvette was nominated for the Agincare Heroes award by the family of Hazel, whom she supported with end of life care for just over a year.

When Hazel was discharged from hospital, she was unable to mobilise without assistance from two care workers but, thanks to Yvette’s iron-will and determination, she made remarkable progress. So much so that Hazel was able to move independently in time to celebrate her 100th birthday at home with three generations of her family.

Having received the Agincare Heroes award, Yvette addressed the room with her thanks to Hazel’s family and gave a moving reflection on what caring for Hazel has meant to her.

David Lovelidge

Another of our worthy winners was Brighton Home Care Worker David Lovelidge.

Hosting the event, Director of Head Office Services, Adam Luckhurst introduced David as someone who has been able to find the good in everything, and emphasised his strength and compassion towards one client, Diana.

David shouldered a tough time for Diana and her family as they came to terms with her dementia diagnosis and even made an appearance as Father Christmas last year at the expense of time with his own family.