NOTTINGHAM-BASED dementia care specialist Church Farm Care has scooped two awards in the East Midlands at The Great British Care Awards.
Patrick Atkinson, director, and Helen Walton, head of operations, have beaten tough competition from across the region to clinch the ‘Care Employer Award’ and ‘Outstanding Contribution to Social Care Award’ respectively for their dedication and hard work throughout the pandemic.
The Great British Care Awards are a celebration of quality in care and pay tribute to individuals and services that demonstrate outstanding excellence. The awards are made up of 21 categories, which represent the wide variety of areas within the social care sector – from specialist services through to residential care and more.
Helen said: “I’m honoured and humbled to receive this award. I love what I do, and I am incredibly proud of the role our homes play in ensuring a gold standard of care to our family members – particularly over the past two years as we’ve navigated the Covid-19 pandemic. I would like to thank everyone at Church Farm Care for their support and would also like to congratulate Patrick for his win, his leadership throughout the pandemic has been second to none.”
Patrick said: “We’re incredibly proud of the work that Helen puts in every single day. Her dedication to our family members continues to impress us all every day and she truly embody our ethos that people matter.
“The past couple of years have challenged the care sector and the way we operate in ways we couldn’t have imagined, but the way our employees have pulled together and formed an amazing, committed team has been incredible to see. While I’m over the moon to have received this award, every single member of the Church Farm team is an award-winner in our eyes and I’m delighted with the outcome of last night’s event.”
Church Farm Care were also a finalist for serval other awards this year. The team members who were nominated were:
- Laura Redford – ‘The Social Care Nurse Award’
- Maggie Griffiths – ‘Care Home Registered Manager Award’
- Angela Lewin – ‘The Care Home Activity Organiser Award’