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County Durham care home celebrates scooping national award

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A care home in County Durham is celebrating after it was recognised at a national awards ceremony.   

The Residential Care Services (RCS) Stars awards recognise individual and team excellence at more than 150 care homes nationwide across Care UK’s RCS division.

Amy Crumbie, team member at Care UK’s Church View, in Murton, walked away with the ‘Apprentice of the Year’ award, one of 20 accolades handed out during the ceremony.

Amy joined the team at Church View on a placement in 2013 when she was sixteen years old, after deciding to leave school to become a Care Assistant. With an admirable work ethic and commitment to providing the highest quality of care to residents, Amy has recently obtained a Distinction in a Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care. Following this achievement, Amy has been enlisted as a mentor for new team members joining the home via apprenticeships, as they embark on their careers at Church View.

Admired by team members and residents alike for her patience and her hardworking nature, Amy was praised by the judges for her outstanding commitment to the health and happiness of residents, which ultimately set her apart from competitors in the category.

Commenting on her win, Amy said: “I’m thrilled to have been named Apprentice of the Year at this year’s RCS awards, and I’m so proud of the team and all of their continuous hard work. We take great pride at Church View in delivering the best care and experiences for the residents and this award is a wonderful testament to just that.”

Michelle Daglish, Home Manager at Church View, said: “The RCS award ceremony was a truly inspirational evening – there are huge advantages to growing our own talent at Church View, as it leads to a fantastic continuity of care. It also allows team members to get to know residents individually, enabling them to better support people to live active and fulfilled lives.

“Amy brings a fantastic energy to the home – nothing is ever too much trouble for her, and she’s always willing to go out of her way to help residents and colleagues alike. We are so lucky you joined the team here at Church View all those years ago Amy!

“I would like to thank Amy for all her hard work in making Church View a wonderful place to live for all residents – she undoubtedly deserves to be named apprentice of the year.” 

Church View has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care.

To find out more about Church View, please call home manager, Michelle Daglish, on 01916 224 727 email

For more general information, please visit

Open to new residents

Church Lane, Murton, Seaham, County Durham, SR7 9PG

Church View

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Day club

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