Derek Law MBE, Group
Chairman of Coastline Housing, has been presented with the Outstanding
Contribution to Social Care accolade at the Great South West Care Awards.
Perranwell Station, attended a glittering ceremony in Bristol for the award
finals, along with over 400 of the very best professionals in the field of
contribution accolade was awarded to him following a 40-year career in the
social care sector with trusts and local authorities across the country.
This included several
years at North Yorkshire County Council where he held the position of Corporate
Director of Adult and Community Services when the area was officially defined
as a ‘good place to grow old’ by the Audit Commission. At the time, it was one
of only two places in the country labelled as such, and this was largely due to
the services and strategies delivered by Derek in partnership with the
voluntary and independent sectors.
spent 13 years working within Cornwall County Council as both Deputy Director and
Acting Director of Social Services.
the honour, he said: “I was taken aback but delighted and honoured to receive
this recognition and feel humbled by the wonderful response from the hundreds
of front line staff and managers who were present at this event. I strongly
feel that these are the people who matter most. It is the front line staff who
deliver the strategies that people like myself orchestrate and, without them,
the excellent care services for people in need simply wouldn’t exist. My thanks
for this recognition goes to them.”
accompanied at the ceremony by fellow Coastline Housing finalist Abby Fox, who
is the Registered Manager at Coastline’s Miners Court in Redruth and was
shortlisted in the Care Home Manager category.
CEO of Coastline Housing, said: “We are incredibly proud of both Derek and Abby
for their achievements. Even getting shortlisted at this level is a fantastic
achievement and we appreciate all that they do for Coastline and its
Derek will now
go forward to the national finals of the Great British Care Awards which will
take place in Spring 2018.
The Great British Care
Awards celebrate excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the
awards is to promote best practice within both home care and care homes
sectors, and pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding
excellence within their field of work.
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