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Triple win for local homes at Surrey Care Awards

December 11th 2018

Three proved to be the magic number for local Care UK teams recognised at the Surrey Care Awards. 

The homes, Appleby House in Epsom, Kingsleigh in Woking and Broadwater Lodge in Godalming are all celebrating after each winning an award at the prestigious event.

The Surrey Care Awards reward excellence and innovation in the care home sector across the county. The three Care UK homes were nominated for Most Innovative Activity Programme, Excellence in Delivering Dementia Care, and Registered Manager of the Year.

Kingsleigh care home, on Kingfield Road, came first for Most Innovative Activity Programme. Thanks to the team’s focus on meaningful lifestyles, the home embarked on some major changes to reflect the residents’ interests and hobbies – including the creation of a pub, The Squashed Inn, and a coffee shop, where the colour scheme and name were chosen by residents. 

Shona Bradbury, home manager at Appleby House, was announced as Registered Manager of the Year due to her boundless energy, creativity and good humour.

Described as a ‘shining light for the highest quality and most innovative dementia care’ – Shona has forged strong relationships with local charities and organisations, including the National Activity Providers Association, The Purple Angel dementia awareness campaign and Creative Minds. These relationships all enhance her knowledge and that of her team, as well as ensuring the very highest quality activities for residents. 

Broadwater Lodge in Godalming scooped the award for Excellence in Delivering Dementia Care. 

Home manager Angela Bookham has a clear vision of the care setting she wants to create – and leads by example to make this happen. The team at the care home understand that great dementia care is all about seeing the person behind the dementia, and Angela ensures the focus is on what residents can do, rather than what they cannot. After creating a vintage pub, kitchen and aviary, Angela’s team took resident’s interests even further last month by creating a small farm at the home, complete with pigs, goats and chickens.

Karen Seabrook, regional director for Care UK, said: “Across all of our Care UK homes in Surrey we strive to create a sense of belonging, as well as building strong links and support systems with our community neighbours. Our care homes are first and foremost the residents’ home, and we want to ensure all residents lead interesting, fulfilling lives. 

“We’re over the moon that our efforts have been recognised and we’ve received three fantastic awards! I know the teams at all three homes work incredibly hard to provide residents with compassionate, person-centred care, and I’m delighted that this has been recognised in the Surrey Care Awards.”

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Welcome to Appleby House – an award-winning Epsom care home rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC. We deliver ‘outstanding’, innovative care
Appleby House
Longmead Road
KT19 9RX

0333 4343 002

  • Dementia care

Broadwater Lodge in Farncombe, provides ‘Outstanding’- rated care from residential to award-winning specialist dementia care. At Broadwater Lodge there is always something to get involved in. A variety of spaces have been designed for relaxing and enjoying activities based on residents interests. We have created a pub, hair salon, sweet shop and even our very own farm with pigs, a miniature pony, rabbits and goats. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and holding multiple awards for our excellent dementia care, Broadwater Lodge ensures the highest level of care is given to your loved one in an environment where they can feel comfortable and safe.

Broadwater Lodge
Summers Road

0333 4343 006

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

Woking’s Kingsleigh care home provides award-winning dementia care and support. Our professional, yet compassionate care team are dedicated to providing a supportive and enriched environment for your loved one. Our person-centred approach allows each resident to receive a care plan fully tailored to their unique needs and interests.

Awarded the Surrey Care Award for 'Most Innovative Activity Programme Involving Service Users', our range of activities and facilities reflect resident’s interests and include a bar, cafe, beautiful gardens and several resident-designed relaxation spaces.

off Kingfield Road
GU22 9EQ (for sat nav use GU22 9DX – road next to Bonham House)

0333 4343 048

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care