The home, which has been commended previously for its work in the community through its role in the Friends Indeed scheme, alongside many other intergenerational and community-based projects, was awarded the addition of the Quality Plus Mark after impressing the committee with its work to combat loneliness.
Registered Manager, Anne Riches, was presented with a certificate on behalf of Badgers Wood by Cllr Andrew Proctor, Leader of Norfolk County Council, and Managing Director, Wendy Thomson, at an awards ceremony held on the Vintage Broadsman at Wroxham, as part of Norfolk Day.
Anne Riches said: “I am incredibly proud and honoured that Badgers Wood not only reached the required standard for the In Good Company Quality Mark, but also achieved the prestigious ‘Plus’ status.
“The staff and residents love being involved with the Friends Indeed scheme, and our other numerous intergenerational projects. Today for Norfolk Day some of our service users are also attending an Intergenerational Sports Day in Norwich! These community links not only bring other generations in to the home, but allows them to learn through interacting with the residents”.
“Loneliness can be a very serious and debilitating feeling, particularly with the elderly, so we’re delighted that Norfolk County Council has recognised our efforts to combat it.”
Operations Director, Alison Boote, said: “The dedication shown by Anne and the team has been exemplary. The residents are always involved in activities and projects that are stimulating and engaging. The award is well deserved.”
Badgers Wood forms part of Larchwood Care. The service provides residential care for up to 37 older people