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2021 WINNER – Dementia Carer of the Year – Caryn Walmsley, Grangewood


We are delighted that Caryn won the Dementia Carer of the Year Award at the Northern Echo Health and Care Awards 2021. These awards recognise the health and social care professionals who have shown tremendous strength, courage, compassion and tenacity in the care they deliver.

The Dementia Carer of the Year Award in particular credits the contribution of an individual who strives to improve the delivery of care for people living with dementia.

Caryn has been recognised for the kindness she gives to each resident, ensuring they feel important, valued and loved as an individual. Whatever a resident would like to do to enhance their day Caryn will do it with them, making sure they have a lovely experience and ensuring that above all else, they never feel alone.

Congratulations Caryn!


Surrey Care Awards 2019

2019 WINNER in two categories

In the 2019 Surrey Care Awards two of our homes were recognised for the exceptional contributions they make to the county’s care workforce.

Angela Bookham at Broadwater Lodge took home the top prize in the Registered Manager of the Year category whilst the team at Appleby House won in the category for Excellence in Delivering Dementia Care.


Essex Care Awards 2019

2019 WINNER of the End of Life Care Award

essex-care-awards-winner-2019The Essex Care Sector Awards showcases the hard work and dedication carried out in the care sector throughout Essex. The awards celebrate innovative practice and outstanding achievement.

Mountfitchet House won in the End of Life Care Award as judges recognised the team’s commitment to supporting individuals and their family through every step of their end of life journey, enabling them to pass away with dignity.

Two more of our Essex homes (Manor Lodge and Tall Trees) were Highly Commended at the awards ceremony along with Mountfitchet House’s Maintenance Person Peter Birsan.


Suffolk Care Awards 2019

2019 WINNER in two award categories:


The Suffolk Care Awards highlight and celebrate best practice in social care across the county. Care UK won in two categories at the 2019 awards ceremony.

The Cedrus House team were recognised for the close relationship they have with the local hospice to ensure that residents receive the highest standard of end of life care. The home was recently awarded an accreditation by St Elizabeth Hospice following a supported self-improvement programme of professional, educational and development training.

Home Manager Michelle Webster commented: “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.”

The dedication the Mills Meadow team has when it comes to fulfilling residents’ lives really impressed the judges who announced the home as the winner for the Excellent Stimulating Environments category. Rebecca Calver, deputy home manager at Mills Meadow, said: “We are thrilled to have won this award. The team is always organising new activities, many of which involve local groups. We understand the importance of creating partnerships with the local community and strive to connect residents with our neighbours by hosting clubs and events at the home.”

Suffolk Care Awards 2018

Glastonbury Court in Bury St Edmunds took home the top prize for End of Life care. Judges praised their support for relatives during this time with a dedicated space for reflection and overnight stays to remain close to their loved ones. Cleves Place in Haverhill, Mildenhall Lodge in Mildenhall, Mills Meadow in Framlingham and Prince George House in Ipswich were also shortlisted across seven categories.

In 2016 Katy Hughes, home manager of Mildenhall Lodge in Mildenhall, won the Motivational Leadership Award for going ‘above and beyond’ and for the improvements she has made to the home. Cleves Place in Haverhill and Mills Meadow in Framlingham were also shortlisted in various categories.