Kirklees Care Centre, based in Kirklees Waltham, picked up the ‘Specialist Adult Care Award for 2015’ in the first care home awards organised by North East Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Judges said the 21-bed care home, which specialises in caring for younger adults with learning disabilities, demonstrated the delivery of high-quality services to users requiring specialist care.
Manager Michelle Holliday said: “We take pride in every part of our work in the pursuit of delivering high-quality care and making our residents happy. It was a lovely ceremony to attend and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this award.”
It comes after Kirklees Care Centre recently became the first care home in the PrimeLife group to achieve an outstanding rating in an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.
Shona Noon, PrimeLife Regional Director with responsibility for Kirklees, said: “Kirklees is a shining example of how to deliver quality care in an individualised, personal way, not just meeting the needs of clients but really enhancing their lives and creating a vibrant, fun atmosphere in which to live.”
Diane, sister of one resident, said: “My brother is happy living here. The residents get looked after well and they have regular outings and treats. Most importantly, the staff are so helpful and friendly.”
The inaugural ceremony saw more than 90 care home staff and NHS employees come together to present and receive a variety of awards from 14 different categories to reward good practice and celebrate the hard work care homes do.
Jeanette Logan, Service Lead for Older People at the CCG, said: “These awards were the aspiration of The Long Term Providers Forum. We received excellent feedback from care homes, services users, families and other stakeholders who attended the ceremony saying they were delighted to see their hard work recognised.”
Kirklees Care Centre accommodates 17 residents in the main home and a further four clients in cottages in the grounds.
There are en-suite bathrooms, a sensory lounge and a raised decking area complete with a soothing water feature. A wide variety of activities also take place to give residents a positive atmosphere to live in.