Apr 26, 2023
Care UK has been shortlisted in fourteen categories for this year’s Care Home Awards, including the Outstanding Larger Group Care Provider category.
The Care Home Awards recognise and reward excellence and innovation in care home management, operation and delivery in the UK.
Our impressive Fulfilling Lives approach to care and quality has wowed the judges. This approach enables the home teams to continue to fulfil the lives of residents by prioritising their personal preferences, wellbeing, and independence. Each of our care home teams are supported to listen to residents and relatives and to constantly develop their skills to deliver the best possible care. Our teams continue to use the latest technologies to support best practice care in supporting both residents and their families.
Two promotional campaigns - Wisdom Booths and the organisation’s 40th anniversary - have been shortlisted in the Best Care Home Marketing, Advertising or PR Activities category. The Wisdom Booth campaign, also known as the wisdom sharing campaign, was created to ensure that no precious advice was lost between generations, and Care UK residents were more than happy to get involved. This included 90-year-old resident, Barbara Lynam, a retired Business Studies Teacher, who lives at Cranford Grange. Her wise advice for pupils visiting the home was, “Don’t be afraid of school and always talk to people. If you have an issue, no matter how big or small, talk to your friends or a teacher – two heads are always better than one”. At Jubilee House, 86-year-old resident Dilys Wilkinson, who was a former Head of Adult Education, reminded visiting year six pupils of the importance of education. She said the way to succeed at school is to: “study hard and follow your dreams.”
In September 2022, Care UK celebrated its 40th anniversary by giving back to the communities in which we operate. We came together as one Care UK family – made up of colleagues, residents, and their loved ones - with a goal of raising £40,000 in 40 days to support charitable organisations across the UK. Care UK not only exceeded that goal but did in a number of very creative ways. This included residents and team members at Armstrong House, who decided to step up to the challenge by walking 40 miles in 40 days and raised £325 for Big Local Gateshead. Residents at Sway Place were joined by families and members of the local community for the home’s Memories Matter fundraising event. This featured 1940’s classic cars, a traditional sweet shop and live music from local singers, Soda Pops, and raised £1,648 for Alzheimer's Research UK.
The shortlist also sees 15 individual homes recognised across various categories:
Commenting on the awards, Care UK’s CEO, Andrew Knight said, “I’d like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to everyone that contributes to making Care UK a wonderful place to work or call home. Each and every colleague is greatly appreciated by myself, residents and relatives alike. We have our fingers crossed for the ceremony later this year!”
Care UK colleagues will have to wait and find out results on 30th June during the awards ceremony in London.
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