You are here

Haverhill care home wins Great Dementia Care Award

November 28th 2016

Cleves Place care home in Haverhill is celebrating after winning the Great Dementia Care Award in the national RCS Stars Awards. 

The care home beat off stiff competition from over 100 Care UK care homes nationally, with the team at Cleves Place praised for enhancing residents’ wellbeing and taking a creative approach to person-centred care. 

The annual Residential Care Services (RCS) Stars Awards recognise and rewards individual and team excellence across Care UK’s RCS division. The ceremony took place on Thursday 17th November at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire.

The panel of judges found that the level of care at Cleves Place has led to the enhanced wellbeing of residents, with impressive outcomes for those living with dementia. The team was also praised for their creativity, expertise, activity-based care and commitment to supporting those living with dementia.  

For example, when one resident moved to Cleves Place she struggled to remain seated for a whole meal, often joining at the start but leaving the table shortly after. The care team was worried about her missing meals and met with the home’s chef to develop a creative solution. The team created a snack box, which included finger foods which can be easily eaten on the move. Each section of the box includes a different food choice, from fruit and cheese, to her favourite – Weetabix with butter and jam. 

Since the snack boxes have been introduced, the resident has gained and maintained weight, and her family are extremely happy with her progress.

Sally Shadbolt, home manager at Cleves Place, said: “We are thrilled to have won the Great Dementia Care Award in Care UK’s national RCS Stars awards. The team work together to ensure residents receive the highest level of care, personalised to meet their individual needs. This award is testament to the expertise of the team and the caring environment we have created here at Cleves Place.” 

Media enquiries

We are happy to arrange interviews with a range of experts, commentary on industry issues and site visits for filming, photography or sound recording.  Please get in touch with your requirements and we will do our best to arrange a suitable response.

These contact details are for media enquiries only.
Please call 01206 517 215 or

There’s a great atmosphere at Cleves Place, helped by our enthusiastic team and keen residents. We take every opportunity to have fun, whether at our own (indoor) street party to commemorate VE Day, or dreaming up unusual sandwich fillings and getting competitive during National Sandwich Week.

Cleves Place
Millfields Way

0144 085 7920

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care

The Cleves Club day care centre is a real lifeline for members. They can catch up regularly with friends, have a hearty meal and do activities that they enjoy. Meanwhile their family carers have the time and the freedom to do whatever they need to do, knowing that their loved one is in safe hands and is having fun.

The Cleves Club
Millfield Way

0333 321 1985

  • Dementia care
  • Day care