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2019 WINNER in three categories

  • End of Life Team of the Year
  • South Care Home of the Year
  • Scotland Care Home of the Year

The Caring UK awards celebrate excellence throughout the care sector and recognise team efforts across the UK. They highlight and pay tribute to the care home teams who make an outstanding contribution to caring for older people.

Glastonbury Court won in the End of Life Team of the Year category because of their commitment to providing compassionate end of life care for both residents and their families. On speaking about their approach to end of life care, Home Manager Sharlene Van Tonder said: “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.

I’d like to thank the team for all of their hard work, which I know is greatly appreciated by both residents and relatives.”

The team at Appleby House won the South Care Home of the Year award thanks to the team’s firm belief in putting residents at the heart of everything they do. The home is CQC ‘Outstanding’ rated, and is a place where residents, relatives and colleagues are all members of the ‘Appleby family’, ensuring that everyone knows each other on a personal level. This has stemmed from the home’s ‘things about me’ campaign which allows residents to write their interests on their own door.

The winning trophy in the Scotland Care Home of the Year award went to the team at Mowat Court. The team was recognised for their commitment to helping every resident live as independently as possible and to play an active part in home life, giving meaning and purpose.

A culture of wanting everyone to live the best life is embraced by residents and colleagues alike.

The recognition continues

Not only did three homes win at the 2019 Caring UK Awards, a further six made it to the finals (Clara Court, Cheviot Court, Ferndown Manor, Broadwater Lodge, Hollins Park and Perry Manor) and so did Care UK as a whole for Care Group of the Year.