One Award Winner

Most Inspired Health and Care Support by a UK Charity / Social Enterprise

This award will go to a charitable organisation, CIC or social enterprise that has made a difference to the UK’s health and wellbeing, whatever the size.

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Health Support UK Charity | Our Health Heroes Awards | Skills for Health

Who is eligible?

The charity sector has been hard-hit by the pandemic, both in demand for support and services that are there to help with healthcare needs beyond emergency care, and the impact of lost revenue due to the cancellation of fundraising events and campaigns. Despite this, hundreds of UK charities, CIC’s, social enterprises and volunteers have stepped up to help those most in need, as a result of Covid-19 and other health and care challenges. 

Without the support from a number of charities both locally and nationally, there would have been many individuals with complex needs, with nowhere to turn. Charities have collaborated, partnered, and supported the NHS and Social Care organisations in both small and big ways, each effort making a difference to someone. We want to hear from charities of all shapes and sizes who have made a difference to the health and wellbeing of the public, no matter the field, be that mental health, grief support, learning disability, vaccination roll-out and many, many more. Anyone can make a nomination, including members of the public.

  • Demonstrable impact on patients, service users, healthcare staff, care staff, organisations, or the public in relation to health, care or wellbeing


  • Overcoming challenges and adapting to changing healthcare priorities to continue supporting those most in need

  • Collaboration with NHS or a Social Care organisation a plus, however independent initiatives will still be well regarded for this award

  • Demonstrating positive support from either volunteers, the public, government or employers for your charities key aims and mission

Start your nomination here

Complete the form on this page to make your nomination, which must include an overview of why you are nominating this person (no more than 500 words).

The nomination process takes approximately 10-15 minutes. You can click ‘Save and continue later’ at any time, at the bottom of the form, and provide your email address to receive a link to complete your nomination at a later date.

Alternatively you can download the form here, complete it and email it to

As part of the nomination, we ask for some simple information about you, such as your name, job title and contact details. This is so we can let you know if your nominee is successful in winning an award.

If you have any questions about what’s involved in the nomination process, please email

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Health Education England

We’re thrilled to be supported for the fourth year by Health Education England (HEE), as the headline sponsor for the national Our Health Heroes Awards. As the Sector Skills Council for Health, we work in close partnership in developing skills, competencies, apprenticeships, and enabling the development of the future workforce, with HEE.

Our ongoing partnership throughout all the workforce development programmes and frameworks we deliver, is further supported by our aligned values to recognise the entire workforce – all 350+ roles within the NHS.

Health Education England (HEE) exists for one reason only: to support the delivery of excellent healthcare and health improvement to the patients and public of England by ensuring that the workforce of today and tomorrow has the right numbers, skills, values and behaviours, at the right time and in the right place. For more information, visit