Following on from our extremely successful awards last year, Liverpool Registered Social Landlords, Liverpool City Council and partner agencies who work with Older People in the City have come together to provide you with a bigger and better awards event for 2016.
We have a magnificent awards evening planned on 11th November at Devonshire House Hotel, which will include entertainment, a free raffle, invited dignitaries and special guests. This year's awards will once again be hosted by Ricky Tomlinson.
The older people's awards are for over-65s and organisations catering for older people, with prizes of up to £500 on offer.
You can fill out an online application form here.
Awards categories this year are:
The Outstanding Community Volunteer Award
Our Community Volunteer winner may have an older neighbour that they look after; cooking, shopping, cleaning or taking them out for the day. They could go out of their way to make sure older neighbours are ok, or volunteer in the community for an organisation that supports older people (arranging lunches, trips or events).
The Outstanding Active Person Award
Our Active Person award winner could be running a marathon, be a frequent visitor to the gym, attend dance classes or be involved in other physical activity. They most likely run rings round the rest of us!
The Outstanding Skilled/Interesting Person/Lifetime Learning Award
This winner could have a special skill that they share with their community, which could be anything from dressmaking, gardening, painting or DIY to cooking. They may have a special story to tell with an amazing history; or they could still be studying, learning new skills and sharing their knowledge with others.
The Outstanding Carer Award
Our Outstanding Carer will be over 65 and looking after another person, providing support and the gift of love to someone in need. This caring winner will have given up their own time to care for someone else.
The Outstanding Older Person Initiative Award
This award will go to a Sheltered Scheme, Community Organisation or an Older People’s User Group that has developed a project which will improve the lives of our older people in the community.
The Outstanding Older Person Agency Award
We want to recognise an agency that cares for our older people on a daily basis, whether that is by providing food, care, exercise or transport etc. Is there an agency you think should be recognised?
Then we want to hear from you!
The Smile Award
Sponsored by Ricky Tomlinson this award is a very special award; we want you to nominate yourself or someone you know that goes that extra mile, would do anything for anyone, sings a song, tells a good joke, gives you a cuddle or simply puts a smile on your face.