2019 WINNER in two award categories
- Best Dementia Care Manager – Katherine Matthews, Perry Manor
- Best Dementia Garden – Broadwater Lodge
The annual National Dementia Care Awards recognise the very best in dementia care across the social care sector, paying tribute to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding performance in their field of work.
Katherine Matthews from Perry Manor was recognised for her exceptional approach to care. With 23 years of experience working in the sector, Katherine always goes the extra mile to look after people and ensures support is available for everyone, from residents to team members and relatives.
Katherine and members of the team at Perry Manor adopt a person-centred approach, advocate activity based care and provide a range of ways in which residents can lead their lives as independently as possible, as well as ensuring personal wellbeing.
The team at Broadwater Lodge were crowned worthy winners at the awards thanks to the farm in the care home’s converted garden area which has been fondly named by residents as ‘Codgers’ Farm’.
The care home farm is a first not just for the UK, but for the world. “At Broadwater Lodge, we place great emphasis on individuals to ensure that everything they do or experience is meaningful and life enhancing for them. Our farm allows them to make incredible memories, with their families, friends, and the local community” says Home Manager Angela Bookham.
In 2017 Care UK won in three award categories.
Home manager at Appleby House, Shona Bradbury, was named Dementia Care Personality, having been recognised by colleagues and residents for her continual hard work at the Epsom care home.
Tracy Norbury, at Hollins Park, beat off stiff competition to win the award for Lead Dementia Nurse. With more than a decade of experience in the care sector, Tracy is renowned for her warm, welcoming and caring nature - and for being a good role model for her team.
The prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award, went to Care UK’s non-executive director, Dr Nori Graham. Judges praised Nori’s breadth of knowledge and sheer tenacity over decades working in the dementia care sector. She was described as being an inspiring leader and a role model – making her a worthy winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award.