Caring Homes Group is once again shining a light on its network of 60+ strong residential care homes, and 90+ Consensus specialist services, for those with learning disabilities, by awarding its most successful specialists.
The care provider awarded 12 accolades to its teams of professionals across the country at its recent conference at the Radisson Blu, Stansted. Walking off with the prestigious ‘Care Home of the Year’ award were two care homes: Abbeycrest in Sonning Common, Berkshire, a specialist care home for those with varied types and stages of dementia and Gildawood Court in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, another dementia specialist care home.
Laird MacKay, Managing Director, Caring Homes Group, explains why they were worthy winners: “It was very hard for our judging panel to decide upon a winner as we had so many outstanding homes to choose from. In the end these care homes stood out for their inspired leadership and close, dedicated and determined team of carers, which supports residents to participate in a varied activities programme.”
Other accolades were awarded to Caring Homes care homes:
- Ancillary Team of the Year, l’Hermitage and Beaumont Villa, St Peter, Jersey.
- Care Team of the Year, Claydon House, Lewes, W. Sussex.
- Dementia Team of the Year, East Hill House, Liss, Hampshire.
- Leader of the Year, Scarlett MacDonald, Rectory House, Sompting, W. Sussex.
- Nurse Team of the Year, Marchglen Nursing Home, Alloa, Clackmannanshire.
The learning disabilities division of the Caring Homes Group, Consensus, awarded five gongs to their most hardworking and dedicated teams. Winning the coveted prize of ‘Initiative of the Year’ was the Links Day Centre, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire.
Explaining why they chose the Links Day Centre team for the award, James Allen, Managing Director, Consensus, says: “They impressed the panel through the commitment they have shown in developing partnerships with a significant number of external partners; which were forged to provide enrichment opportunities for the individuals they support. These relationships have allowed many who visit the centre to take part in a range of positive activities, such as work placements in both hospitality and gardening.”
Consensus also presented awards to:
- Leader of the Year, Sharon Main, Service Manager, Gretton House, Northamptonshire.
- Inspirational Support Worker of the Year, Elaine Sharkey, Night Support Worker, Heatherington House, Kettering, Northamptonshire.
- Inspirational Team of the Year, Waterbury House, Arundel, West Sussex.
- Outstanding Contribution, Sarka Alewugberu, Support Worker, The Rivers, Farnborough, Surrey.