Mildenhall Lodge has been celebrating success at the first Care UK Suffolk Awards event, held on 16th August.
Mildenhall Lodge was presented with the ‘Most Improved’ award in recognition of the improvements and changes the home has made since opening in June 2014. Head chef Alan Cash was awarded ‘Suffolk Chef of the Year’ for his outstanding catering skills.
Residents and colleagues from Mildenhall Lodge joined with Care UK’s nine other care homes across the county for the special regional awards presentation, hosted at Mills Meadow care home in Framlingham, followed by afternoon tea prepared by the Suffolk care home chefs.
Katy Hughes, home manager at Mildenhall Lodge, said: “The team and I are thrilled to receive two trophies at the regional Care UK awards, and to also be a finalist in the ‘Carer of the Year’ and ‘Deputy of the Year’ categories. It was a wonderful occasion to see all the Suffolk homes recognised for their achievements, and to share our successes together.”
The Care UK Suffolk Awards were introduced this year to celebrate and acknowledge the individual achievements of care home teams across the county. There were 13 award categories in total as well as a special ‘Suffolk Kitchen of the Year’ award where residents voted for the best homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches on the afternoon tea menu. The regional award winners will all go through to the finals of Care UK’s national Residential Care Services ‘Stars’ awards, held in November.
Care UK regional director Phillip Steyn was part of the awards’ judging panel and presented trophies and certificates to winning colleagues at the event. Phillip said: “We have lots of brilliant colleagues in Suffolk who really go the extra mile to help meet the needs of residents and their families. The awards have been a great way to bring the Suffolk teams together, recognise achievements and highlight best practice across the region.”