A Blackpool care home has been awarded best dementia care home in the UK 2022.
MHA Pennystone Court won the award following the 12th National Dementia Care Awards at the Winchester Cathedral.
The Blackpool based home was lauded for its collaboration with the community, and fundraisers to bring innovative ideas to life that provide fulfilment every day for each person.
The home has also been named in the Top 20 Care Homes Northwest England award for the fifth year in a row.
It’s the first time an MHA home has won the award and home manager Lisa Robins is hoping for more of the same in the future.
Speaking after the awards event she said: “It has been a privilege to be nominated and finalist in other categories in the past, but to win this one is the creme de la creme.
“There were some wonderful homes we were up against, so I feel very proud and it’s an incredible achievement for all involved at the home.
“To celebrate we are planning something special for the staff members who deserve to be spoiled.
“When MHA Pennystone Court was called out as the winner, I was a little shocked but not surprised as I felt like we deserved it.
“We got a special shout out from Judge Jules, which was the icing on the cake.
“We have wonderful staff at the home and the atmosphere is amazing, all staff prides itself on going above and beyond.
“Moving forward we will continue to keep doing what we are doing and be prepared to adjust our care based on the ever-changing needs of our residents.”