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Double Delight: Dymchurch Care Home Shines At Kent Care Awards

Staff and residents at a Dymchurch care home are in a celebratory mood after two of its team scooped prestigious accolades at a local care awards.

The Old Rectory, a branch of ACI Care that specialises in residential, respite and dementia care, is celebrating the success of Kelly Parker and Dalia Neves, who won ‘Registered Manager’ and ‘Dementia Champion’ respectively, at the Kent Care Awards.

Kelly said: “I’m delighted to have won an award but it’s also a testament to the incredible team I have the privilege to lead and the wonderful residents we care for. I’m grateful to those that have supported me and we will continue to work as a team to provide excellent standards of care.”

Over 20 awards were presented at the ceremony at the Mercure Great Danes Hotel, which also saw The Old Rectory’s sister home, Fairways Residential, in New Romney, receive finalist awards in multiple categories.

These included:

  • Residential Registered Manager (OPPD) – Alison Yarnley
  • Workforce Development Award – Leah Hirst
  • Residential Champion (OPPD) – Georgia Hollis
  • Innovation Award – Michelle Millard
  • Care Team (OPPD) – Fairways Residential Home

Michelle Millard, Head of Operations at ACI Care, said: “We’re so proud of the winners and finalists across our two amazing homes. For us, the Kent Care Awards is about the industry coming together to celebrate amazing care for residents in our area. This is why we get out of bed each day.”

The evening was a testament to the resilience, dedication, and commitment of care sector professionals in the area. Each winner and their unique contributions to the industry showcased the diverse ways in which care can be delivered, making a difference in the lives of individuals and communities.