The GM Champion Awards are the only Greater Manchester-wide awards to recognise those people who regularly go the extra mile to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Greater Manchester.
We have been shortlisted for the award for our innovative Homeless Palliative Care service.
Our pioneering homeless service is the first city-wide service in Manchester to work collaboratively with partners who support people experiencing homelessness to provide expertise and care right when it’s needed most.
The awards are organised by Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership, the body that oversees the area’s £6bn devolved health and social care budget, with support from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham.
The winners will be announced at a virtual ceremony in November.
We’re delighted to be shortlisted as Inclusion Champions. We believe passionately in ensuring that anyone – whatever community they belong to – can access hospice care. Modern hospice care isn’t just about what happens within the walls of our hospice sites - it's also about reaching out and going to where the people that need our specialist care are. We’re proud to work with healthcare professionals and homeless sector staff across Manchester to ensure everyone in our city can have access to the right end of life care. Rachel McMillan, Chief Executive at St Ann’s Hospice
I am pleased to support these Health and Care Champion Awards. They are even more special this year, as we are able to recognise everyone who has gone above and beyond during the pandemic. The last 18 months have been an incredibly hard and challenging time, especially for those working on the frontline in health and social care and those volunteering in their communities. With categories such as Key Worker and Returning Champion, we are able to thank those who have stepped up during one of the biggest health crises we have ever faced. Congratulations to the individuals and teams who have been shortlisted. Everyone who has been nominated should be proud – all these people play a vital role in improving the lives and outcomes of people across Greater Manchester. Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester