The team from The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court care homes in Bocking near Braintree is celebrating having reached the final stages at two prestigious care industry awards in an impressive 10 categories.
But that’s not all: Sonnet Care Homes, which runs them, has been shortlisted for the Care Employer Award at The Great British Care Awards, East of England Region, bringing the ‘finalists’ tally to 11.
Julia Clinton, Chief Executive of Sonnet Care Homes, said the achievements are “beyond our wildest dreams”.
Julia said: “Last year, we were blown away to get four finalists across the two competitions, but this year has been outstanding. We are delighted to have had so many of the team progress so far.
“Both competitions receive huge numbers of nominations and competition organisers have stressed to us what an achievement it is to get so many people through to the finals, particularly given the high standard of this year’s entries.
“To say that we are incredibly proud of our achievement thus far is an understatement.”
Finalists in The Great British Care Awards, East of England Region, also include: Activities Coordinator, Jo Crosby; Care Home Chef, Paul Westall (last year’s regional winner); Care Home Registered Manager, Jane Sadowski (second year running); The New Deanery Care Team; Care Trainer, Mandi Randall-Cramp (second year running), and Frontline Leader, Rachel Marlow.
Finalists in The National Care Awards include: Care Housekeeper, Ieva Bagurske; The New Deanery Care Team; Activities Coordinator, Jo Crosby and Care Leadership, Jane Sadowski.
The team will be attending the finals in both the Great British Care Awards, East of England which announces the winners at the Guild Hall, Cambridge, on 29 November, and the National Care Awards, which reveals the winning entries on 25 November at the London Hilton Metropole.
Both The New Deanery and St Mary’s Court have been rated by the Care Quality Commission as ‘outstanding’ for leadership and ‘good’ in all other aspects covering care, safety, effectiveness and responsiveness.