Our awards

At Quarriers, we’re really proud of all our achievements, and we have been successful in gaining several prestigious awards.

The William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre received a commendation at the Glasgow Institute of Architects Design Awards 2013. In April 2015, centre was awarded the EFQM 2* Award, which is based on a European model of Quality. The centre is the only healthcare establishment in receipt of this award.

The centre won the Laing Buisson Award for Primary Care and Diagnostics in 2017 and received the prize for Best Expert-led Poster for Prospective Study at the International League Against Epilepsy Annual Conference in 2016. In 2018, the centre was shortlisted in the Innovation or Product category in the Patient Safety Awards. In 2016, the centre was a finalist in the Specialist Services category at the Health Service Journal Awards, and in 2015, it was shortlisted in three categories at the 2015 Health Investor Awards, the Innovation category at the Scottish Health Awards, and in the Innovation in Care category at the Laing Buisson Awards. It was also highly commended in the Value and Improvement in the use of Diagnostics category at the Health Service Journal Value in Healthcare Awards 2015.

Quarriers Let’s Talk Service was a finalist in the Children’s Services category at the 2018 Laing Buisson Awards, and shortlisted in the Pioneering Project category at the 2018 Scottish Charity Awards.

Our digital inclusion service Go4IT received a Care Accolade in 2013 in the adults and older people category for its inclusive approach for adults with a disability and access to the internet. The service received a TalkTalk Digital Hero Award in 2015 and was a finalist in the 2014 Digital Leaders 100 Awards and 2014 Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce awards. The service was also shortlisted for the 2015 Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce awards.

Quarriers Technology Enabled Care Service was shortlisted for a Digital Health and Care Award 2018, and was a finalist in the Thought Leadership category at the Scottish Social Services Awards in 2017 and the Innovation and Technology category at the 2016 Laing Buisson Awards.

Quarriers won the Excellence in Internal Communcations award at the 2017 Charity Times Awards, Fundraising Campaign of the Year (for Quarriers Summer Appeal) at the Charity Champions Awards in 2016, and the Excellence in Marketing award at the Greenock Chamber of Commerce’s 2016 Bee’s Knees Awards. It was a finalist in the same category at the 2015 Bee’s Knees, and in the Annual Report category at the Third Sector Awards in 2018 and 2015.

Lewis Drummond, who is supported by Quarriers East Ayrshire Supported Living Service, received the Scottish Learning Disability Award for Creative Talent in 2018, while Murray Alexander, who works at the service, was highly commended in the Support Worker category.

Quarriers Family Support Service, Dumfries, was shortlisted in the Sporting Chance category at the National Learning Disability Alliance Awards in 2017.

Quarriers Epilepsy Fieldwork Service was shortlisted in the Specialist Services category in the Health Service Journal Awards 2016 and the Supporting Health and Social Care Partnership of the Year at the Social Care Alliance Self Management Awards 2016.

Quarriers Enhanced Clinical Care Service was a finalist in the Health and Social Care Integration category at the 2018 Herald Society Awards.

Quarriers Inclusion Service was shortlisted in the Breaking Down Barriers category at the 2017 National Learning Disability Alliance Awards and the Head Above the Parapet category at the Scottish Social Services Awards 2017.

Quarriers Executive Assistant Lesley-Anne Patrick was a finalist in the ACES PA of the Year Awards 2017.

Quarriers Carer Support Service (Moray) was highly commended for its partnership with Moray Council at the SQA Star Awards in 2014.

Our Volunteer Centre received a highly commended award at the UK Charity Awards in 2011 for their innovative approach to volunteering. They were also successful in gaining Investors in Volunteering accreditation in 2011.

Awards from Quarriers

We also like to celebrate innovation and achievement from within Quarriers. This helps us identify, support and share good practice. It also recognises teams who are providing quality services by sharing quality initiatives, practices and innovations and helps us identify, learn and therefore improve by building on these strengths.