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Suffolk Care Centre Celebrates ‘My World’ Accreditation and Opening of Newly Refurbed Dementia Suite

A Woodbridge care centre has been awarded the ‘Michelin star’ of dementia training during an event which also celebrated the opening of its newly refurbished dementia suite.

During an event held on the 23rd January, Rendlesham Care Centre received its ‘My World’ accreditation for providing outstanding care and support to those who are living with dementia, including residents, their families, carer and colleagues.

The ‘My World’ training is the only accredited programme at City and Guilds level and aims to provide high quality care, training, care home design as well as advice and support for individuals and their families.

Rendlesham, which is led by home manager Cosmin Tiriteu, was applauded for achieving the high standards required to meet the dementia accreditation across four key areas: care, the environment, people and advice and guidance – all of which are considered vital to help people living with dementia lead a good life.

Cosmin, a highly qualified nursing professional, has been the home’s manager since 2021. He is known for his high level of training – with Rendlesham’s training levels rarely falling below 99 percent – supporting several members of his team to undertake qualifications including two My World Dementia Trainers and three dementia ambassadors.

He said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been awarded our ‘My World’ accreditation in recognition of our commitment to providing the highest quality dementia care. As a team we have worked together to ensure we are continually improving and this award is a testament to that hard work and the dedication of our staff to the people they care for.”

During the event, the home welcomed colleagues from Suffolk County Council, the NHS Continuing Healthcare Team and the Commissioning and Crisis Intervention Team, as well as Rendlesham team members, and participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the opening of its new dementia suite, Oak 1.

Guests were shown around the suite, which has been designed to provide the highest quality of care and support to residents living with dementia, and familiarised with the amenities on offer.

They were also treated to welcome drinks, refreshments and goodie bags courtesy of the care centre.

Cosmin added: “The event was a huge success and a great way to celebrate the achievements of the staff and management at Rendlesham. Our team does what it does out of a genuine passion, but it’s always wonderful to have an opportunity to show just how much we appreciate them and shine a light on all that they bring to life at the centre – without them, we wouldn’t be where we are today.”