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Suffolk care homes celebrate success at internal awards event

August 22nd 2016

Ten care homes across the county have been celebrating their successes at the first Care UK Suffolk Awards event.

Residents and colleagues joined together for the special regional awards presentation, followed by a special afternoon tea prepared by the ten care home chefs, on 16th August at Mills Meadow care home in Framlingham.

The Suffolk Awards were introduced this year to celebrate and recognise the individual achievements of Care UK colleagues locally. Winners and finalists were announced for 13 categories, including ‘Nurse of the Year’, ‘Suffolk Chef of the Year’, ‘Most Improved Home’ and ‘Carer of the Year’. There was also a ‘Suffolk Kitchen of the Year’ award where residents voted for the best homemade cakes, scones and sandwiches on the afternoon tea menu.

Care UK regional director Phillip Steyn was part of the awards’ judging panel and presented prizes 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.”

Prince George House care home in Ipswich took home two awards – ‘Maintenance of the Year’ for caretaker Paul White and ‘Angel of the Year’ for carer Margaret Jane Brown. Charlotte Golder, who has been praised for providing residents with a variety of activities and trips out each week at Mills Meadow in Framlingham, was pleased to receive the ‘Lifestyle Coordinator of the Year’ award.

Cleves Place in Haverhill scooped the ‘Great Dementia Care’ award for its innovative spaces, such as its traditional pub and old-fashioned curiosity shop, which encourage reminiscence for residents living with dementia. Denise Mason at Britten Court in Lowestoft won the ‘Carer of the Year’ award, and Majella Wilson, lifestyle coordinator at Davers Court in Bury St Edmunds, was delighted to take home the ‘Above and Beyond’ award. 

 

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Mills Meadow, rated ‘outstanding’ in 2019 by the Care Quality Commission, provides short-term dementia care or permanent residential care for your loved one. Residents can enjoy our comfortable cinema, in-house hair salon, and friendly coffee shop, or join in with our programme of daily activities and entertainment. With en-suite rooms and secure, landscaped gardens, Mills Meadow offers a home from home experience.

Mills Meadow
Fore Street
Framlingham
Suffolk
IP13 9DF

0333 321 1983

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club

Prince George House in Ipswich provides a wide range of facilities, including landscaped gardens, an on-site café, shop, and even a cinema. With these features and numerous enriching activities taking place every day, your loved one can be as independent as possible. If they miss carrying out and taking part in household tasks, our team can support them if they wish to help around the home.

Prince George House
102 Mansbrook Boulevard
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP3 9GY

0147 385 5690

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club
Our Mills Meadow day club is currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic and we will be reviewing the reopening date of the club in spring 2021.

Currently the day club is helping to support relatives visiting loved ones in our residential care homes.

The Mills Meadow Club
Fore Street
Framlingham
Suffolk
IP13 9DG

0333 321 1983

  • Dementia care
  • Day care

Our day care centre members enjoy getting together for activities: bingo, gardening, music and competitive games are popular. Many members of the Prince George Club are living with dementia, so we chat about their early lives. But we also like to enjoy the here and now, with outings and visits from entertainers and local school groups.

The Prince George Club
102 Mansbrook Boulevard
Ipswich
Suffolk
IP3 9GY

0333 321 1986

  • Dementia care
  • Day care