Staff members of Sweyne Court Care Home, in Rayleigh, are celebrating after winning a prestigious award at the Caring UK Awards last week.
The annual national awards recognise excellence in care and award homes and individuals that are excelling in the industry. Earlier in the year, the care home, part of the Excelcare group, received a nomination for the Excellence and Innovation in Dementia care award by relatives of people living at the home. Following an inspection and interview from a member of the judging panel, they received another nomination for the Dementia Team of the Year award as the inspector was so impressed with what he saw.
After a tense wait, team members from Sweyne Court dressed up for the ceremony and were announced winners of the Dementia Team of the Year. The team were praised for excellent work they do to support people, especially those living with dementia.
Home manager at Sweyne Court, Hayley Gibbs, said: “I can honestly say it was so overwhelming and the staff that attended with me were bursting with pride. I would like to thank all my team and give a huge congratulations and thank you to the regional team for their support. Here’s to next year, we are going for more!”
Sweyne Court prides itself on it’s warm and welcoming atmosphere and as a family owned care home, takes a nurturing, attentive and person-centred approach to the care provided, offering a range of long-term and respite care options for people who need residential, residential dementia, end of life and day care.