A care home in Ferndown is celebrating after winning the top spot at a national award ceremony.
Care UK’s Ferndown Manor, on Golf Links Road, had been shortlisted in the Care Establishment of the Year category and fought off tough competition to win the award.
The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Awards recognises those working in and associated with catering in the UK care sector.
Since opening, Ferndown Manor have been commitment to ensuring residents have dignity, choice and great food. Head chef, Scott Moore, manages a flexible menu, designed to maximise the dining options open to the residents.
The judges also noted that the team are quick to make menu developments. Scott introduces tasting menus at mealtimes, inviting residents to try new dishes. The most popular dishes will then appear on the new season’s menu. The team monitors what’s popular and adapts the menu accordingly.
Janet Lewis, home manager at Ferndown Manor, said: “It’s such an honour to have been recognised as the top establishment for catering within the care industry. Our team members work hard every day to make sure the residents can dine with dignity and have a range of delicious food options to choose from.
“I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to Scott and the whole catering team at Ferndown Manor, we’re so proud of what you achieve every day, and it’s fantastic that this has now been recognised in this award!”
Scott Moore, head chef at Ferndown Manor, said: “Myself and the team are over the moon to have won this award. It was wonderful to be considered, let alone to win! We love making sure the residents at Ferndown have a delicious and varied menu to choose from every day, so they can continue to live a fulfilling life.”
Ferndown Manor, which features 75 ensuite bedrooms, is a state-of-the-art home which provides full-time residential, dementia and nursing care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema, hairdressing salon and café, and there is plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation.
For more information please email customer relations manager, Robin Hill, at Robin.email@example.com or call 01202 069 371.
For more general information, please visit careuk.com/ferndown-manor