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National Care Awards

2020 finalist in FIVE award categories

The National Care Awards is the longest established annual awards for the care sector. The Awards celebrate the very best people in the long-term care sector, highlighting excellence and rewarding those who work tirelessly to provide consistently outstanding care.

We are thrilled to be shortlisted in five categories for the 2020 awards:

  • Care Home Group – Care UK
  • Outstanding Care in a Crisis – Stanley Park
  • Care Chef – Alex Wendling, Lennox House
  • The Dignity and Respect Care Home of the Year – Paisley Court
  • Care Leadership – Suzanne Mumford

Our investment in our people and the technology we use to improve residents’ wellbeing combined with our core purpose of fulfilling lives has seen Care UK through to the finals of the Care Home Group award.

The team at Stanley Park have been shortlisted for their exceptional care and commitment to residents’ wellbeing during the unprecedented challenges of coronavirus whilst the Paisley Court team have been recognised for their efforts in delivering highly specialised care, ensuring residents maintain as much dignity and independence as possible.

Award winning Head Chef Alex at Lennox House is always thinking up new ideas to keep meals interesting. His new multicultural menu that includes curries and spicier recipes has been a huge hit with residents. Judges also recognised Alex for his passion in involving residents in food-related activities such as baking or growing herbs in the garden.

A passionate advocate for improving the life of people living with dementia, registered nurse Suzanne Mumford has made many positive changes since joining Care UK, her latest being the implementation of Namaste care which is already showing great improvements on residents’ health and wellbeing.

Well done to all of our finalists and we look forward to finding out who the winners are at the virtual awards ceremony on Wednesday 25th November 2020.

Past achievements:

2019 WINNER in two award categories

Kim was chosen by the Judges because while she strives for perfection, and achieves excellent standards in housekeeping, she does not lose focus in the needs of residents. She goes that extra mile in supporting and enriching their lives. Families, residents and colleagues all speak very highly of her and her attention to detail, and they clearly all love her!

The journey that Zoe has made in the twelve months since she left school has been inspirational. She has a gentle, reassuring and unassuming nature and it was clear that work has made a big impact on her life. The Judges were delighted to hear about her plans to pursue a nursing career.

2018 saw three Care UK homes shortlisted in the finals for the National Care Awards. Katy Hughes at Mildenhall Lodge was recognised in the Care Leadership category whilst Charlotte King at Cleves Place was shortlisted in the Care Apprentice category. Shona Bradbury at Appleby House was also shortlisted for a Dementia Care Manager award.