Care UK’s Clara Court, on Courthouse Road, has made it to the final stage in the ‘Care Team of the Year’ category in the Caring UK Awards 2019.
The national awards celebrate and reward excellence and team effort in care homes in the country.
Rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC earlier this year, Clara Court has developed a ‘family culture’ over the years, and team members are known to go the extra-mile to recreate the feeling of home. For example, the chef often plays the guitar to entertain residents, while the maintenance team sometimes take residents out on fishing trips.
Residents are encouraged to live independently in every way possible by the Clara Court team. A residents’ ambassador scheme offers the opportunity to make important decisions via a dot voting system, and team members regularly take residents on trips that are meaningful to them. Recently, a former British Airways cabin supervisor was taken to visit the airline’s heritage centre, while others were offered the opportunity to go swimming.
A relative commented: “Granny has a new lease of life! Hair and nails done, engaging in activities (including Zumba!), eating well and motoring around as if she has had a new set of batteries fitted.”
Debbie Winwood, home manager at Clara Court, said: “We are thrilled to have been named as a finalist in the ‘Care Team of the Year’ category at the Caring UK Awards.
“To be shortlisted for this national award shows just how committed the team is, and I’m extremely proud of each and every one of them. We’re extremely proud of the family culture we’ve created here at Clara Court and we’d like to wish luck to everyone who has made the finals. We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed!”
Clara Court is a modern and welcoming care home designed to deliver the very best standards of care, and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home offers a range of services including residential care and specialist dementia care.
For further information on Clara Court, please call home manager, Debbie Winwood, on 0333 4343 017, or email email@example.com
For more general information visit careuk.com/clara-court