We scored a hat-trick at the Scottish Social Services Awards on the 9th of November at the Old Fruitmarket in Glasgow. One of our support workers was also a runner-up in one of the categories!
The Scottish Social Services Awards have been taking place since 2017 (except in 2020 due to COVID-19). Their aim is to raise the profile of social services, promote the work of organisations, and demonstrate how good care and support can make a real impact on people’s lives.
The SSSA invites individuals and organisations to put forward nominations, from across Scotland, that showcase examples of best practice. The applications are then scored by a judging panel including Scottish Government policy officials.
It’s a really prestigious awards ceremony. We were competing for these awards against some of the best social care professionals and providers from across Scotland.
To be there on the night was just amazing. The awards ceremony was held in the Old Fruitmarket in the Merchant City in Glasgow. The night was hosted by STV’s weatherman, Sean Batty.
Congratulations to our award winners and nominees. We’re all really proud of you!
SOL’s Director, Donna Thompson, commented: “I have worked in social care for over 25 years, but I can honestly say seeing SOL and SOL Connect win 3 awards at the SSSA is one of my career highlights.
When we found out that we had been shortlisted in 4 categories, I was over the moon. Although I am not surprised that we shone as brightly as we did at the awards, I am more delighted that the hard work of everyone involved has been recognised at this level. It truly was a proud moment for us all.
I want to thank everyone in the organisation for the amazing work they do each day. These awards are testament to that hard work and commitment you all do for the people we support. I also want to pass on my congratulations to SOL Connect, John’s team, Alan Linskey, and Jake Gibson for being nominated for your respective categories. You did us proud! Congratulations.”