Scarborough Spa to host second Celebrate Social Care event

The uplifting stories of social care workers who help transform the lives of people across North Yorkshire will once again be celebrated this autumn.

By Duncan Atkins
Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 1:20 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th January 2020, 1:20 pm
Mike Padgham
Mike Padgham

Plans to hold a second Celebrate Social Care event will go ahead with support from North Yorkshire County Council.

The first event, held in October last year, was a great success, attracting around 500 people from social care and the businesses that support the sector, to Scarborough Spa for an inspiring evening.

Organiser Mike Padgham, the Scarborough-based chairman of the Independent Care Group, said: “We are absolutely delighted that North Yorkshire County Council has agreed to support the second Celebrate Social Care event this autumn.

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“We were thrilled with the success of the first event last October and very much wanted to hold another.

"Getting North Yorkshire County Council on board is a tremendous boost and we are grateful to them.

"We look forward to others coming on board to join them as we plan this autumn’s second event.”

North Yorkshire County Council’s Chief Executive, Richard Flinton, said: “It’s right to put the spotlight on the stories of the people who make a tangible difference to the quality of life of people who use social care services.

“One in ten social care workers in the county work for the County Council and we are the biggest single funder of care services in North Yorkshire.

“The first event last year was very moving and we look forward to honouring people from all aspects of social care and giving them the recognition that they do not always get.”

The local authority confirmed its support of the event during a visit to Scarborough when Mr Flinton and Richard Webb, Corporate Director Health and Adult Services, met with Mike Padgham to discuss the event and other aspects of social care in North Yorkshire.

The evening will also support local charities.

Guests will come from across North Yorkshire.