At the NAPA Awards Gala dinner, to be held on 17th September at the London Irish Centre, Greensleeves Homes Trust will be officially presented with five of nine NAPA awards, which is a great recognition for the services provided to older people at its 17 care homes.
Each year, the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA), organises a National Challenge for care settings offering prizes for the best participants in a themed event. This year, the challenge was linked to National Care Home Open Day with the Around the World theme for which Greensleeves Homes Trust won a Highly Commended Award.
The staff at Greensleeves’ Broadlands Residential Home in Oulton Broad, Suffolk excelled themselves by creating a fun “around the world” experience for its residents, complete with a ‘check-in’ on a flight to Barcelona and ‘homemade passports’ – all in the comfort of a care home. The dining room was laid in aircraft style and the crew performed the safety demonstrations to the amusement of all. Over the weekend, the residents and visitors experienced life in 9 different countries, complete with a Chinese takeaway and the Mexican wave. Anne Maas, Broadlands Manager, commented: “It was very evident that as a team we really can move mountains; some of the things that happened have been truly inspirational”.
Greensleeves Homes Trust was delighted to receive a number of additional NAPA awards this year for its care homes which included: NAPA’s Best Tea Party Ever Award Winner for Tickford Abbey; Grow Old Disgracefully Award joint Winner for Peggy from Mount Ephraim; Best Use of IT Award Winner for The Briars; The Hair & Care Award Winner for Nikita – a Senior Carer at Mount Ephraim House and Best Photograph Award Winner for Pelsall Hall.
Paul Newman, Greensleeves Homes Trust Chief Executive, said: “On behalf of many dedicated staff working at Greensleeves Homes Trust, I am delighted that we have received so many awards. These awards are a true reflection of the enthusiasm and commitment of our staff who strive to enhance the quality of life for our residents, providing interesting and fun activities that bring joy to our residents.”