June 1 2020
A Second World War veteran living in a Kent care home has been presented with a special commemorative medal for his part in the Arctic convoys which helped supp
November 15 2019
Teams from Care UK homes as far apart as Stonehaven and Dorset are getting ready to travel to Leicester this Friday to find out if they are winners in a prestigious national award scheme.
The nine home teams are all shortlisted in the annual Caring UK Awards which were set up to highlight and pay tribute to care home teams that make an outstanding contribution to supporting older people. Dozens of different social care providers will represented alongside Care UK – all hoping to take home a trophy.
Along with the ten homes, Care UK has also been shortlisted for the Best Care Group of the Year category alongside five other care home providers.
The team at one home, Hollins Park in Macclesfield, has a special reason to celebrate as they are shortlisted in two categories at the Caring UK awards. Home Manager Tracy Norbury said: “It is wonderful to be have been nominated in two award categories. Hollins Park is a home for life, regardless of a person’s challenges. We’re here to find ways to enable each person to live with independence and dignity. From riding a motorbike, serving drinks in our pub or visiting Truck Fest, my team ensures residents live active and purposeful lives.”
Many of Care UK’s shortlisted teams are no strangers to awards this year having carried off trophies from other competitions such as The National Dementia Care Awards and the British Journal of Nursing .
As well as enjoying a formal dinner, people attending the awards ceremony will have the chance to meet Emmerdale star and former 'Life on Mars' actor, Dean Andrews who will be hosting this year’s 2019 Caring UK Awards.
A full list of Care UK’s home teams shortlisted for Caring UK awards are as follows:
Care Team of the Year
Clara Court, Berkshire
Dementia care team of the year
Cheviot Court, South Shields
End of life team of the year
Glastonbury Court, Suffolk
Quality in housekeeping
Ferndown Manor, Dorset
Care group of the year
Best outdoor environment award
Broadwater Lodge, Surrey
Excellence and innovation in dementia care
Hollins Park. Macclesfield
Scotland care home of the year
Mowat Court, Stonehaven
North care home of the year
Hollins Park, Macclesfield
South care home of the year
Appleby House, Surrey
Midlands and Wales care home of the year
Perry Manor, Worcester
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