A family-owned Surrey care group is celebrating after winning a prestigious award for its outstanding response to COVID-19 at the LaingBuisson Awards 2021.
CHD Living, which operates 13 residential facilities, two specialist rehabilitation centres and a domiciliary care business supporting over 800 people, was announced as a winner in the Outstanding Response to COVID in Social Care category.
The acclaim recognised the exceptional efforts of the care group and its workforce, who went above and beyond to ensure residents and relatives were kept safe, connected and informed during the pandemic.
With over 35 years of experience providing the best quality of care to local communities, the win acknowledges CHD Living’s standing as a major player in the industry and its commitment to providing superior levels of service and support to residents, relatives and their staff – whatever the circumstances.
Various initiatives, including the care groups renowned Adopt a Grandparent programme, which made international news headlines during the lockdown, were also rewarded with the accolade.
Created to pair isolated care home residents suffering from loneliness with volunteers from across the globe for regular video calls, Adopt a Grandparent was launched by CHD Living in March 2020. Providing the opportunity for participants to create positive connections when people needed them most, the programme proved immensely popular, garnering the support of 90,000 volunteers, including Hollywood celebrities.
Given its overwhelming success, Adopt a Grandparent is now an independent charity working towards ending loneliness for good.
Winners of the awards were revealed at the LaingBuisson Awards 2021 presentation evening, which took place on November 18th at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, London.
Discussing the achievement, Shaleeza Hasham, Head of Hospitality & Communications at CHD Living, said, “The LaingBuisson Awards celebrate businesses that set new standards of excellence within their industries, so we are delighted to have secured a win. It is a real testament to all the hard work and efforts of our incredible workforce, who have displayed outstanding commitment since the start of the pandemic.
“We are proud that our Adopt a Grandparent programme, which we are so passionate about, has been recognised for bringing people together during the pandemic, too.”
“We cannot thank LaingBuisson enough for their recognition and are very excited to see what the future brings,” Shaleeza concluded.
The near future is already looking particularly exciting for the company, with CHD Living due to host its own inaugural awards in December.
Taking place on the 16th December at The Oatlands Park Hotel, the CHD Care Awards 2021 will honour and celebrate the hard work of CHD Living’s dedicated staff, whilst raising money for the Adopt a Grandparent charity.