Sovereign Lodge nursing home in Eastbourne is proudly celebrating after being named Care Home of the Year by the Eastbourne Herald.
The home, which is part of the Healthcare Homes Group, provides residential and nursing care for up to 64 people, many of whom live with dementia.
The home was part of a list of more than 50 care providers that were showcased by the Eastbourne Herald as part of a newly formed award. Members of the public were then asked to vote for the top home over four weeks.
Ten homes were shortlisted after the first two weeks, with Sovereign Lodge in joint first. After the second two weeks of voting, the home was the clear winner, receiving more than 500 votes.
Home Manager Sam Kirwan said, “It’s been so wonderful to receive this fantastic news, especially amidst the challenging times in which we’re currently operating.
“Everyone at Sovereign Lodge works so hard to create a happy, caring environment for the people who live here, and it’s really important for us to receive feedback on how we’re doing. Being recognised by a public vote in this way therefore means a great deal, and we’ll be celebrating this wonderful news with our residents.”