The staff’s achievements at Sunderland Home Care Associates have caught the eye of many regional and national decision-makers and Margaret Elliott, the founder of the company, was awarded an OBE in the 2008 New Year Honours List. Presentations have been made to the House of Commons and other national social enterprise organisations who want to see care delivered by a social enterprise in their area.
In 2004, Sunderland Home Care Associates scooped the Best Participation and Best of the Best awards from the North East Social Enterprise Partnership (NESEP). In 2006, SHCA was the overall winner of the prestigious Enterprising Solutions Award organised by the Social Enterprise Coalition. This success is down to strong team-working, high standards and great commitment from the staff.