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Suffolk care homes make the finals in regional care awards

October 8th 2019

Two care homes in Suffolk are celebrating after being shortlisted in the Suffolk Care Awards.

Care UK’s Cedrus House, in Stowmarket, has been shortlisted for the ‘Excellent Person Centred Care at End of Life’, while Mills Meadow, in Framlingham, has been nominated for the ‘Excellent Stimulating Environments’ category.

The regional awards, which recognise those delivering quality care services, aim to reward excellence and shine a light on the work that individuals and care providers undertake.

The care team at Cedrus House have been recognised for the high quality of their end of life care, and were recently awarded an accreditation by St Elizabeth Hospice following a supported self-improvement programme of professional, educational and development training.

The Mills Meadow team have been recognised for their dedication to providing activities for residents and enabling them to lead fulfilled lives. As well as organising regular activities, including a weekly day out, a textiles club and music therapy, residents are given as much freedom as possible to go out alone, encouraging them to maintain their independence.

Michelle Webster, home manager at Cedrus House, commented: “We are delighted to have been shortlisted in the ‘Excellent Person Centred Care at End of Life’ category for this year’s Suffolk Care Awards.

“When someone is approaching the end of their life, they often want to spend their final days in the place they call home. If that is our care home, then we want to ensure we are doing everything in our power to ensure residents, and their families have peace of mind that the best possible care will be provided.

Rebecca Calver, deputy home manager at Mills Meadow, said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted in the ‘Excellent Stimulating Environments’ category for this year’s Suffolk Care Awards.

“Here at Mills Meadow, we are very proud of the wonderful environment we have created, and strive to ensure that residents’ continue to live enjoyable, fulfilled lives.

“The team is always organising new activities, many of which involve local groups. We understand the importance of creating partnerships with the local community and strive to connect residents with our neighbours by hosting clubs and events at the home. We’d like to wish good luck to everyone who has made the finals, we’re looking forward to the awards ceremony and have our fingers crossed!”

Cedrus House and Mills Meadow have been designed to deliver the very best standards of care, and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The homes offer a range of services including residential care, specialist dementia care and respite care.

For more information on Cedrus House, please call home manager, Michelle Webster, on 01449 797 323, or email 

To find out more about Mills Meadow, call customer relations manager, Chantal Sencier, on 0330 127 8375 or email

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Cedrus House in Stowmarket has been designed with residents’ wants and needs in mind. Each comfortable bedroom features a private en-suite and facilities around the home include a modern café, cinema room and a hair and beauty salon - perfect for a pampering session. The team deliver regular activities in bright, welcoming communal areas, giving residents plenty of choice when deciding what to do.

Cedrus House
Bittern Crescent
IP14 5XG (For sat nav please use IP14 5GD)

0333 321 1987

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

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
IP13 9DF

0333 321 1983

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