Our Charity Ball & Carer Friendly Awards makes a triumphant return!

We are delighted to announce that after the massive success in 2022, our Charity Ball and Carer Friendly Awards Evening will be making a return this year!

Scheduled to take place on Saturday 15th June 2024 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport. It will be hosted by the fun-filled and charismatic Phil Oldershaw. It promises to be an evening brimming with celebration, recognition and heartfelt appreciation for those who often go unnoticed. 

The Carer Friendly Awards are for those who truly embody the spirit of unsung heroes, those who dedicate themselves tirelessly to take care of others. 

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The spectacular setting for our Carer Awards 2022. This year will be even better!

Do you know an unpaid carer deserving of an award, or an organisation who goes above and beyond for unpaid carers? If so, we encourage you to nominate them in one of the following categories: 

Adult Carer of the Year

Do you know a carer who goes above and beyond to help others? Are they inspiring and making a difference in someone’s life? Have they used their skills to make a positive change? If so, nominate yourself, a family member, or a friend for this award!

Young Carer / Young Adult Carer of the Year

Nominate an inspiring young carer (5-18 years) or young adult carer (18-24 years) who actively supports and makes a positive impact on the lives of others.

Employer of the Year

Do you know of an organisation that values and supports carers within the community? For instance, do they prioritise raising awareness of carers’ needs in the workplace or implement carer-friendly policies to retain a skilled workforce? If yes, then nominate your local business for this award recognising their outstanding commitment.

Education Setting of the Year

Nominate a school or college that has demonstrated a supportive environment for young carers and young adult carers. This could be making practical adjustments to accommodate the needs of these individuals or actively raising awareness and recognition of carers within the educational setting.

Healthcare Provider of the Year

Nominate a provider or an individual from the healthcare sector, such as GPs, hospitals, pharmacies, nurses, dentists, and others. Nominees should showcase their efforts in positively impacting carers’ lives by implementing supportive measures. This could include having a designated Carers Champion or volunteers to assist carers, as well as offering flexible services to accommodate the needs of carers.

Volunteer of the Year

Do you know a volunteer who dedicates their time supporting carers? Then nominate them for this award honouring their outstanding contributions. Whether they share their skills and knowledge with groups, or devote hours to volunteering, their commitment deserves recognition, so nominate these worthwhile individuals.

How to Enter

If you would like to enter or make a nomination then you can do so online or by post.

To enter online you can click here to access the nomination form. 

To enter by post you can request a copy of the nomination form by giving us a call on 0121 788 1143. 


Then send your completed form to us at: 

Carer Friendly Awards 2024, Carers Trust Solihull, The Carers Centre, Solihull Fire Station Annexe, 620 Streetsbrook Road, Solihull, B91 1QY

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You can also enter by scanning this QR code.


Each category winner receive a special trophy that they can display to show their outstanding contribution to the community.

Along with winners receiving a certificate with their trophy,  all shortlisted nominees for each category will also receive a certificate. So, they too can feel appreciated and show how they are part of the caring community that gives so much to so many. Winners will be announced and presented live at the Charity Ball on Saturday 15th June 2024. 



We believe these events should be as special as possible, and with your generosity and kindess we can make that happen your donations and contributions can go long way to ensuring this night something to remember for our carers, and there are many ways you can make make a contribution. 

Tickets to the event are priced at just £50, and for your contribution you will be treated to a night of entertainment by the enigmatic host Phil Oldershaw, as well as a delicious 3-course meal.

You can purchase and provide the award that will be won by one of our deserving heroes for £300. Your name will be prominently featured on the winners award and accompanying certficate. All sponsors will also be thanked and showcased on the night. Key sponsors will also be announced by our energetic host Phil Oldershaw!

By sponsoring a table for £450 you can ensure that you are represented throughout the night, and ensure everyone has beautiful settings for their 3-course meals. All sponsors will also be thanked and showcased on the night. Key sponsors will also be announced by our energetic host Phil Oldershaw!

Share what you have and know that all funds raised by the raffle will go towards helping us support our carers. 

If you can’t make the event, or even if you can, then a one-off donation would go  long way to helping us to support our carers, so they can continue to care for those who need it the most. 

Phil Oldershaw, Host of the Charity Ball & Carer Friendly Awards

We appreciate each and every contribution we receive for our awards and carers. None are too small and every act of kindness matters. With your support we wil be able to empower carers, and your generosity has the power to positively change our community: growing hope and pride. For you and your company, you will also receive the emotional uplift of knowing you have contributed to support the local community, along with the tax benefits that can come from socially repsonsible charity work. 

Thank you for considering our request. If you would like to know more about our work and the impact we have in carers lives, then visit our website and social media using #CarerFriendlyAwards

Important Information

  • Entrants must be from within the Solihull Borough and fit into one of the selected categories.
  • Complete the nomination form (available online or by phoning us for a copy) stating why the nominee goes that extra mile to make a difference to supporting carers in their community, in their service provision or made a difference to someone’s life.
  • Incomplete forms will not be accepted so please ensure that you provide contact details and the Award Category you are nominating under.
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