Results

 

The results of each year’s awards will appear on this page. Currently, we are showing the results from the 2020, 2019, 2018 and 2017 Care Home Awards, respectively. By clicking on the image of the Winners book 2020 you can download your own copy.

 

Care Home Awards 2020                        

Results

 

Care UK is one of the largest providers of residential care for older people in the UK. With over 120 services providing care and support for nearly 7,000 residents Care UK is proud to be driving the UK’s largest new build development programme, with
12 new homes due to open their doors by the end of 2021.

 

Avery Healthcare provides residential, dementia, nursing, step down and respite care through 56 care homes in England, and operates four Hawthorns independent living retirement communities. In 2019 it delivered on financial performance, secured additional investment and made innovations in care and resident services. It opened two new care services and continued to invest in stock acquired in previous years. A crop of Outstanding ratings from the CQC has capped off a strong year of contribution to the sector.

 

The Parklands Care Homes Group serves eight locations in Moray and Highland, with a new care home opening soon in Fortrose and construction of a care hub in Inverness due to begin this year. Parklands is one of the largest independent care groups in the region, providing care for around 300 residents and employing almost 600 staff. In an area where care capacity has not kept pace with a fast- growing elderly population, Parklands is spearheading a multi-million-pound investment that will ensure
that more older people can continue to live in their local community – creating around 200 additional employment opportunities in the process.

 

Cornerstone Healthcare Group is focused
 solely on caring for people with challenging behaviours associated with complex neurological, physical and mental health needs.
 Typically, residents have been in the mental health system for the majority of their lives but now their primary condition is a degenerative neurological
one, which means the majority of homes cannot accommodate their needs and give them the quality of life they deserve. Cornerstone Healthcare provides people with a real home – in most cases, for the first time in their lives – where they will enjoy their remaining years with dignity.

Finalists: Canford Healthcare, CHD Living, Orchard Care Homes, Rotherwood Healthcare and Strong Life Care

 

Clare Court stands in a modest residential area in Birmingham and is a care home responding to, embracing, and enhancing the cultural diversity of
its residents, staff group and community. It provides modern care as an integral part of an inclusive society. The demographic trend in the UK now reflects greater diversity and operators are tasked with providing suitable later life experiences for a range of peoples, cultures and faiths, where going into care need not mean giving up everything that has defined a person’s life, thus far. Clare Court aims to lead the way in this respect.

 

St George’s often works with residents who have failed placements in other care settings, taking some of the most challenging cases in the county. It’s fair to say that if they didn’t come to St George’s Park they would likely be sectioned or institutionalised. At St George’s staff do not medicate to resolve behaviour instead they investigate, take a step back and try different approaches, all while talking with the Local Authority and families. The staff never lose sight of the fact that, while they need to be task-orientated to ensure the correct and timely delivery of care, these are people’s lives that they are touching and helping to make more comfortable. To that end, every aspect of a resident’s life at St George’s is reviewed and assessed to ensure staff are helping, not hindering.

 

At Skylark House, every colleague supports the residents, helping them to enjoy each day to the full. Residents are free to do what they want and are encouraged to be independent. They play an active part in home life and make the most of the superb facilities, including the cinema, café and pub. Strong on social and leisure aspects, the Lifestyle
team at Skylark House organises an array of activities, outings and entertainment, from film afternoons and flower arranging, to shopping trips and musical performances. There’s also a strong commitment to enabling residents to fulfil their dreams. In the words of one resident: “We’re surrounded by love – just really well looked after.”

Finalists: Broadbridge Park, Mercia Grange and The Albert Suites

 

Nearly shut down 5 years ago, The Close is now one
of the best rated care homes in the country. Different, innovative and fun, it is a loving home that delivers
care to their own special standards. Open, transparent and inclusive, The Close inspires and leads in new technologies and process and is ready to share them with the industry. The Close way is fast becoming short hand for “best practice”. From food service to activities, The Close leads the way and the team’s passion seems unbounded. For staff and residents, every day is more exciting than the last, with new developments ideas and practices designed for one purpose, to make the lives of those that work and live at The Close even better.

 

The award-winning staff at Loveday Chelsea Court Place are trained to the very highest level to ensure that each member of the team is cared for in a way that they would wish to be. As a result, the team provides the very best experiences and compassionate care to ensure the health, wellbeing and happiness of each resident is optimised to the highest level, ensuring every day is meaningful and lived well.

Finalist: Rowallan House

 

Chawley Grove Care Home provides residential, dementia and nursing care within a luxury setting. In line with the care team’s mission to ‘cultivate a relaxing, warm environment’, the home features bright, spacious bedrooms complete with en-suite facilities, as well as a beauty salon, bar, café, a cinema, and a private dining suite. The home is defined by its provision of person-centred care, focusing on the wellbeing, comfort and empowerment of residents. Less than a year after opening, Hamberley Care Homes announced in January 2020 that Chawley Grove had achieved a 9.9/10 rating on carehome.co.uk.

 

Rated ‘Outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission in June 2019, Mercia Grange was the first Care UK new-build home to achieve this rating at its first inspection. It has Outstanding ratings for both “effective” and “well-led”.
The home is led by Home Manager, Shirley Gibbs. Shirley and her team are dedicated to the ‘exceptional’ in everything – from the impressive level of personalised care that they deliver, to the way colleagues are supported to succeed, and to how residents are encouraged to play a part in home life.

 

One resident’s family members said: “Every home should be fitted out to the standard of Hulton House.” It is an outstanding example of a home specialising in dementia care and on its opening day sold three beds! It features some ingenious themed interactive areas that are designed to look amazing and engage residents and some stunning interiors. Hulton Hose incorporates new technology, is well received by all who visit and is already part of the local community. Everyone comes away saying the same thing: “When can I move in?”

Finalists: Broadbridge Park, Harrier Lodge, Lynemore Care Home, Mercia Grange, Portobello Place and Roden Hall

 

I can hear the sounds of delight vibrating around Lewes! Sixteen nurses work at Valerie Manor. During the 15-month eligibility period for the Care Home Awards, the nursing team only had a total of 20 days sickness and no shifts covered by agency staff. Two nurses left during that period and three joined the team from the waiting list that Valerie Manor enjoys. The dedication and hard work of the nursing team is commendable and in the words of founder, Zoë Fry: “I am so proud of each and every one our nurses and winning the Best Nursing Care category in 2020 would mean the world to them all.

Finalists: Gwen Waldord House, Highbury New Park, Loveday Chelsea Court Place, Tall Trees and The Albert Suites

 

Everyone at Cheviot Court has the same goal: ‘Supporting residents to enjoy every day to the full, with the best of care’. The newest colleague has been at the home for two years – some have worked there for more than ten – so colleagues and residents develop close bonds. The team is extremely proactive – sourcing new training so that they can develop their skills in areas such as end of life care. They also strive to reduce the use of antipsychotic medication.

 

Located in Battersea Place retirement village, opposite the tranquillity of Battersea Park, The Albert Suites specialises in providing long- and short-term nursing, physio rehabilitation, convalescence, post- operative and palliative care. Residents benefit from hotel-inspired facilities including chauffeured transport, restaurant, lounge, 24-hour self-service pantry, private terrace, physio gym and indoor pool.

Finalists: Canford Healthcare, Kitnocks House & South Africa Lodge, Loveday Chelsea Court Place, Orchard Care Homes, Paisley Court, and St George’s Park

 

Whittle Hall conducted an evaluation study to see if an activity before a mealtime can improve the health and wellbeing of people living with dementia. The results suggest it improves weight, nutrition and the dining experience. It also improves socialisation, motor skills and interaction too. Activity before mealtime is one of the most exciting things to have been discovered by L&M in the last year that benefits every resident.

Finalists: Avery Healthcare, Dorset House, Encore Oakdale, Lennox House, Loveday Chelsea Court Place, Pear Tree Court, St George’s Park, Sandfields, The Close Care Home and The Dell Care Home

 

“Namaste” is an Indian greeting that means ‘to honour the spirit within’. The Namaste Care programme
that was piloted in 2019 at Care UK – and of which Whitefarm Lodge was a part – was designed to enable people with advanced dementia to feel loved and recognised as individuals. Colleagues at Whitefarm Lodge have trained to be Namaste Care Practitioners and held an hour-long session with five residents up to five times a week as part of the six-month pilot. Since the end of the pilot, more colleagues have been trained so that more residents can join the sessions.

 

To demonstrate value to its established Wellbeing and Activity model, in 2019, Avery Healthcare developed and launched a detailed and evidenced-based Wellbeing Measurement Tool. This clearly shows the progress of individual residents, against measures agreed with them, and is a fundamental part of truly person-centred care. The comprehensive tool covers all factors of mind, body and soul; the measure is first completed when a resident is admitted to a home, with staff trained to undertake it three-monthly thereafter, to demonstrate the Well-being improvements, and that residents are indeed living happier and more fulfilling lives, measured against their own criteria.

Finalist: Parkfield House

 

Strong Life Care has recently successfully implemented an initiative called “Recruit with the Resident” allowing residents to be involved in the interview process for new staff candidates. Ultimately, it’s the resident’s home and it is the residents that potential candidates will be supporting. The initiative has been very effective for Strong Life Care because residents can ask the candidate questions about their past experience, why they want to work in care and their reasons for wanting a role in this particular home. The candidates are also afforded the opportunity to ask residents questions about their experience at the care home and what they would like to see from new staff that may be different from what existing staff currently do for them.

 

Quality Audit Lead at South Africa Lodge and Kitnocks House, Aaron Ballinger, wanted to develop an empathy training experience for staff, tailored to the specific behavioural needs of the homes’ residents. He put together his own ‘In My Shoes’ dementia experience kit, which is not only extremely cost effective compared to commercially available models, but also gives him the scope to develop it for use in other training areas. One such are is manual handling, where staff will experience being hoisted while wearing the kit and experience the sensations that residents feel.

Finalists: Avery Healthcare, Care UK, Pelham House and Rowallan House

 

Care UK is passionate about the health and wellbeing of residents and colleagues, so, in summer 2019, the organisation came together behind their first national fundraiser, Ride800. This 
not only raised £45,000 for three important charities, but brought together over 10,000 colleagues and over 7,000 residents to focus on the importance of movement and exercise in promoting health and wellbeing. The initiative culminated in three Care UK directors completing a grueling 800-mile cycle ride from the most Southerly of their care homes in Dorset, to the most Northerly in Aberdeen, visiting 26 homes along the way.

Finalist: Caring Homes

 

Parklands’ care homes play an important role in the communities they serve, providing high quality care for their residents, but also bringing people and communities closer together. Throughout 2019, social events were held to promote awareness about dementia, provide support for those living with the condition, as well as those who care for them, and bridge the generational gap. In addition, Parklands launched a multi-media campaign to capture the oral testimony of older people and celebrate the places that mattered most to them. Residents were also invited to share their life tips with the younger generation.

 

Lammas House is a Sanctuary Care home in Coventry. There manager, Rukmi Silva, and her team care for 23 residents, many of who live with dementia in this Outstanding care home. Communication is central to every aspect of care at
the home, enabling staff to enrich the lives of their residents.

Finalists: Avery Healthcare, Pelham House, Rotherwood Healthcare and Tor-na-Dee

 

Since joining Care UK’s Muriel Street in January 2019, Lifestyle Lead and Dementia Champion, Fieona Connolly, has transformed the frequency and quality of the activities, entertainment and outings that residents enjoy. As well as growing strong and varied links with the local community, Fieona has revitalised parts of the home to provide areas for meaningful occupation. Every decision at the home is now resident-led. As a result, residents feel empowered, relatives have peace of mind, and colleagues are enjoying supporting residents to live meaningful lives.

Finalists: Chetwynd House, Dorset House, Loveday Chelsea Court Place, Mowat Court, Muriel Street, Pelham House, Skylark House and The Close Care Home

 

Sanctuary Care’s bespoke care planning app ‘kradle’ replaces paper-based care plans, enabling staff to electronically plan, track and measure care delivered
to residents. Staff make use of iPhones to update residents’ care plans at the point of care, enabling them to record accurate information securely and efficiently and giving them more time to spend with residents. Senior staff also use laptops to view and review full care plans as well as to access the management dashboard, which provides an overview, as well as highlighting any overdue actions.

Finalists: Collingwood Court, The Close Care Home and The Dell Care Home

 

A small, multiskilled team of Jon, Cat, Daniel and Adam is the dream team of care home facilities and maintenance at The Close. Available to support the residents and service every day of the year, the team is skilled in all manner of facilities management and truly a central part of The Close Care Home’s success as an outstanding care home. No issue is too small, and the foresight and thought of The Close’s Angels is caring and responsive.

Finalist: Echelforde

 

The benefits that fresh air and the great outdoors have on the health and wellbeing of older people living with dementia are widely recognised. The gardens at Tor-na- Dee care home show what can be achieved when you invest vision, time, energy, grants and the goodwill of colleagues, residents, relatives, friends and groups. Tor-na-Dee’s gardens bring joy, calm, meaningful activity and fun to residents and to the community as a whole.

Finalists: Chantry Court, Paisley Court, Pelham House and Priscilla Wakefield House with Magicare

 

Millers Grange is Care UK’s new, purpose-built care home in Witney, Oxfordshire. It officially opened in July 2019 and has been built to a design in keeping with local, vernacular architecture, using local Cotswold stone.
The contemporary interior meets latest dementia-friendly design standards, both in terms of lighting, signage and wall/floor coverings, and also in providing areas for meaningful occupation and social activities. Outside, raised flowerbeds, a bar area, a circular pathway, and a range of seating areas provide opportunities for fresh air, relaxation and purposeful activity.

Finalists: Chantry Court, Hulton House, Portobello House, Roden Hall and Tanworth Court

 

Mobile Care Monitoring is the most widely used digital care system in the UK, and most widely referred software within social care. Over 1,600 care homes use Mobile Care Monitoring with 94% rated Good or Outstanding by CQC.
Mobile Care Monitoring is the first, and in many respects still the only fully mobile, fit for purpose evidence of care system for residential social care. The app-based, icon-driven system saves every carer three days per month on paperwork with care interactions evidenced as they happen, achieving the company’s aim of giving staff more time to spend with residents and improving the quality of care for residents.

Finalists: Adaptive IT Solutions, Netli

 

PLMR is an ambitious and innovative full-service communications consultancy, supporting over 800
care homes nationally. A wide range of services
is offered: from increasing brand awareness and boosting occupancy; through PR and marketing campaigns; to delivering award-winning reputation management support when the going gets tough. Whether working with an in-house team, or as a fully outsourced communications provider, PLMR’s name is synonymous with delivering exceptional communications services.

Finalists: Florence, Netli, Pic PR and Springup PR

 

Tunstall’s Carecom Nurse Call system moves beyond traditional, fixed callpoints to a flexible system better suited to the demands of modern care delivery, enabling care to be person-centred, rather than room-centred. Wireless receivers interact with smart pendants and a carers’ app to enable greater insight and a timely response to events, resulting in more efficient care delivery and better resident outcomes.

 

Bidfood works behind the scenes delivering food to around 5,400 UK care homes. The Bidfood care home team is passionate about delivering service excellence to care customers by adding real value, making their lives easier and helping them to grow. Customers clearly value the team’s passion; as shown by the healthcare customer satisfaction rating which has increased to an overall 97% excellent/good, up 2% against last year. So, well done to Bidfood.

 

Care Home Awards 2019                         

Winners, High Commendations and Finalists

BEST CARE HOME GROUP                                                                                      

CATEGORY WINNER (Group >50 Homes)

Care UK

Care UK is one of the largest providers of residential care for older people in the UK, with 120 services providing care and support for nearly 7,000 residents, as well as driving the UK’s largest, new build, development programme, with 42 new homes opened in the last seven years and 27 new homes due to open their doors by the end of 2020. Against the backdrop of this ambitious growth plan, the Care UK “Fulfilling Lives” approach to quality of care has enabled the Group to drive continued year-on-year improvements in employee engagement, regulator ratings and customer satisfaction.

CATEGORY WINNER (Group <50 Homes)

Tanglewood Care Homes

2018 has been an incredible year of transformation for Tanglewood, including work to: embed the emotion-centered approach to care into the wider company culture, transform bedrooms and communal areas while mitigating disruption, invest in the continual development of team members to give them the tools they need to succeed, break down barriers between indoor and outdoor living, and continue to spearhead initiatives to drive health and social care forward, with particular focus on technology and artificial intelligence.

HIGH COMMENDATION

Exemplar Health Care

Excellent care is a given at Exemplar Health Care, which achieved great things in 2018, but what makes the company different is its commitment to optimising the quality of life of every person in its care, and the willingness to provide specialist care that other organisations are not able to offer.

FINALISTS

PJ Care Specialist Neuro Care Centres
Rotherwood Healthcare Group

BEST INDIVIDUAL CARE HOME                                                                                      

CATEGORY WINNER

Valerie Manor

In the 11 years of Valerie Manor’s existence there have been special moments and celebrations with everyone involved. There have also been some immense challenges and as a small independent family run home they have made it incredibly difficult. But throughout the highs and lows, the Valerie Manor “family” has worked together to ensure Outstanding care is provided for residents and their families. “Being able to celebrate as the Best Individual Care Home in 2019 will add to the sum of those special moments and celebrations.”

HIGH COMMENDATION

Chelsea Court Place , IAC Group

Chelsea Court Place offers the very best levels of dementia care, delivering 24-hour bespoke nursing care in a purpose built home, fusing cutting edge dementia-friendly interior design with state of the art technology.

FINALISTS

Compton View Residential Care Home, Blue Sunrise Care
Rowallan House
The Marbrook Centre

BEST SINGLE CARE HOME IN A GROUP           

CATEGORY WINNER

Manor Lodge, Care UK

Manor Lodge is a large, purpose-built care home, which celebrates its tenth anniversary in 2019. Thanks to a tireless commitment to improving all aspects of residents’ care the home recently achieved an “Outstanding” rating from the CQC –  rare for such a large and nursing-led home. The team fosters an innovative approach based on continual learning and open communications and the firm belief that outstanding care requires “an open mind and an open heart”.

FINALISTS

Mountfichet House, Care UK
Dorset House, Rotherwood Healthcare Group
Perry Manor, Care UK                                                                                  

BEST FOR ARCHITECTURE, INTERIOR DESIGN, OR COMMUNAL SPACES  

CATEGORY WINNER

Wellburn Care Homes

The Pantry is a fully refurbished dining experience in Ryton Towers Care Home – one of 14 in the Wellburn portfolio – situated in the quiet village of Ryton, west of Newcastle upon Tyne.  The Pantry is a revolutionary take on the typical dining room, incorporating thoughtful design, paired with revolutionary approaches to dementia and elderly care. It has become a social hub, for residents, staff and the local community.

HIGH COMMENDATION

Stratton Court Village, Aura Care

The Village champions the ultimate in person-centred care and has been designed to offer residential, respite and dementia care in luxurious surroundings for people in their later years.

FINALISTS

Canwick House
Mercia Grange, Care UK                                              

BEST FOR GARDEN OR OUTDOOR SPACES

CATEGORY WINNER

Broadwater Lodge, Care UK

Broadwater Lodge has always been animal-friendly. Residents have kept chickens and other pets for some time, and have enjoyed the regular animal therapy visits to the home. In 2018, they decided they wanted to go one better and began discussing the possibility of creating a smallholding. By August, Broadwater Lodge had converted its garden areas to a small farm. Named “Codgers’ Farm” by the residents, it has two pigs, two goats, a rabbit, two guinea pigs and a flock of chickens. It is a first, not just for the UK, but around the world.

FINALISTS

Dorset House, Rotherwood Healthcare Group
Rowallan House
Tanglewood Care Homes 

BEST FOR COMMUNICATIONS                                

CATEGORY WINNER

Canwick House

Canwick House embraces state-of-the-art technology transporting our enthusiastic residents, into a variety of stimulating alternative worlds while care assistants engage them in conversations about what they are seeing. The virtual experience is tailor-made to each resident, taking them on a magical journey, back to their future to unlock wonderful memories

HIGH COMMENDATION

Valerie Manor

Advanced Care plans and the weekly blog are good examples of the way Valerie Manor addresses communication, utilising the skills of more junior staff as close relationships are formed with residents and relatives.

FINALIST

Clara Court, Care UK

BEST FACILITIES MANAGEMENT OR MAINTENANCE TEAM

CATEGORY WINNER                                                  

Cornerstone Healthcare Group

Maintenance Manager, Andy Foster, noticed seizure monitors were continually being broken. Replacing the units took time and considerable cost.  His trial of alternative “wristwatch” systems has so far saved over £1500 and has the potential to save over £15,000 per annum.

Constantly looking to improve processes, Andy and his team sought replacements for existing mattresses to decrease fire risk and realised that the right mattress could also assist the care-staff with their work.  As a result, between Andy and the QI Team they have reduced pressure sores to 1.8% – well below the national average of 23%.

HIGH COMMENDATION

Amberley Lodge, Care UK

Harry Sharrard joined Amberley Lodge as Maintenance Manager in May 2018 and has overseen major facilities projects and made improvements to the home environment, always with a smile. Harry also finds thoughtful ways to help make residents’ daily lives special – such as the Christmas joy he brought to the entire home by building a Santa’s grotto.

FINALISTS

Mountfichet House, Care UK
Rotherwood Healthcare Group

BEST FOR NON-CLINICAL FACILITIES

CATEGORY WINNER                                                  

Tanglewood Care Homes

A care home is defined by the community that it fosters; and Tanglewood has  continued efforts over the past 12 months to create living spaces that foster great community spirit – spending much of the year refurbishing bedroom and communal spaces, to create homes that cultivate great relationships.

The Group has continued with their extensive refurbishment program this year, keeping Residents at the centre of every decision made about the home where they live.

HIGH COMMENDATION

Parkfield House, Canford Healthcare

At Parkfield House we have a various range of well-being moments that are meaningful for the residents, including four hens for therapeutic interactions, Equal Arts pottery sessions, community links, weekly visits from nursery up to secondary school pupils, Floral Society demonstrations, and books and audio books provided by the home service library.

FINALISTS

Dorset House, Rotherwood Healthcare Group
Hamble Heights, Encore Care

BEST FOR SPORTING, SOCIAL OR LEISURE ACTIVITIES         

CATEGORY WINNER

Middleton Hall Retirement Village

Middleton Hall is a vibrant retirement community where residents live active and fulfilling lives. This “Living Well” philosophy, key to Middleton Hall covers health and fitness, recreation, spiritual, holistic and educational opportunities for all.  A strong community ethos enables and supports residents and staff to live well by providing an environment conducive to social interaction and engagement. The village provides a range of hotel services including a restaurant, the Orangery (bar, café and shop) library, art studio, pool, spa, studio, gym, hairdressing salon and beauty treatment rooms and excellent outdoor sports facilities.

HIGH COMMENDATION

Sherwood Grange, Care UK

The team at Sherwood Grange takes great pride in creating an energising environment for residents. The three-strong lifestyle team has developed a flexible, dynamic, activities programme, providing group and one-to-one activities, outings and entertainment tailored to residents’ interests, backgrounds and identities.

FINALISTS

Brooklands Care Home, Carebase
Compton View Residential Care Home, Blue Sunrise Care
Kiwi House, Adept Care Homes
Perry Manor, Care UK
Tanglewood Care Homes

BEST FOR NUTRITION, FOOD OR DINING EXPERIENCE       

CATEGORY WINNER

Ferndown Manor, Care UK

Helping residents enjoy the benefits of quality food and relaxed and sociable dining is key to the care provided at Ferndown Manor. The chefs gets to know every resident’s dietary needs and taste preferences and tailor menus accordingly, discretely creating tempting and nutritious modified meals where needed. Food also plays a big part in activities, as baking and tending the home’s veggie plots have become increasingly popular, as have monthly “Come Dine with Us” sessions to help alleviate social isolation in the area.

FINALISTS

Chelsea Court Place, IAC Group
Dorset House, Rotherwood Healthcare Group
Field Lodge, Care UK
Great Oaks, Encore Care Homes
St George’s Park, Rotherwood Healthcare Group
The Close Care Home

BEST MARKETING, ADVERTISING OR PR CAMPAIGN OR INITIATIVE

CATEGORY WINNER

Wellburn Care Homes

The Wellburn Post is a free quarterly magazine. Designed, written and edited in-house, and distributed across all the Group’s homes and their local communities.  It’s aim is to help Wellburn as a care home provider, to engage with our residents, their loved ones and the communities, organisations and businesses, that are local to all 14 care homes across the region.  With insightful relevant and topical content, the magazine covers a wide range of issues and subject matter within the care home sector and local region.

FINALISTS

Care UK
Rotherwood Healthcare Group

BEST TRAINING, RECRUITMENT OR RETENTION INITIATIVE

CATEGORY WINNER

Tanglewood Care Homes

This year, Tanglewood continued to shift its culture away from task-based care to emotion-centered care. As part of that transition the focus is heavily on residents. Employee apathy is the biggest operational risk to any care home community.  Tanglewood has worked tirelessly to give team members greater meaning in their careers with training focusing on why they do things the way they do.

HIGH COMMENDATION

Encore Care Homes

Face-to-face leadership training is a priority to ensure staff and residents receive the care and support they deserve.  Staff working with residents are often overlooked as leaders and Encore’s “Be An Effective Leader” programme provides the understanding, skills, knowledge and integrity needed to lead a team in a challenging sector. 

FINALIST

South Africa Lodge, Cornerstone Health Care

BEST FOR NURSING CARE

CATEGORY WINNER                                                  

Chelsea Court Place, IAC Group

Chelsea Court delivers the highest level of 24-hour, bespoke, curated dementia care. The team ensures that each resident is cared for in the way in which they wish to be, going to great lengths to truly understand the individual and all aspects of their lives in order to provide the very best experiences and to optimise their health and wellbeing. From home assessments prior to moving in, detailed dementia care mapping, the commitment to investing in research and employing the latest pioneering techniques, the team work collaboratively and compassionately to prioritise the health of each individual and enrich the lives of all.

HIGH COMMENDATION

Jubilee House, Care UK

The nursing team at Jubilee House start getting to know residents before they move into the home. They perform in-depth pre-admission assessments so they can take a holistic approach to each new resident’s care and they produce incredible outcomes for residents.

FINALISTS

Gwen Walford House, Rotherwood Healthcare Group
Kitnocks House and South African Lodge, Cornerstone Health Care
The White House Nursing Home

BEST FOR SPECIALIST CARE                                     

CATEGORY WINNER

The Marbrook Centre

The Marbrook Centre is a bespoke, newly-built, neuro rehabilitation centre, which opened in May 2016. With its own clinical Multidisciplinary Team, the Centre offers fast and slow stream outcome-focused rehab packages for those living following a life changing incident such as acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury or stroke and long term neurological conditions such as MND. Everything at the Centre is underpinned by the care ethos of the three Cs: Competence, Choice & Compassion.

HIGH COMMENDATION

Dearnvale, Exemplar Health Care

Part of Exemplar Health Care’s group of 26 specialist care homes, Dearnevale provides outstanding care for people living with complex neuro-disabilities, including Huntington’s disease, mental health conditions, stroke and brain injuries. Rated Outstanding by the CQC in March 2018, the 40 bed home credits a large part of its success to the excellence of long serving staff.

HIGH COMMENDATION

Parklands Manor, Signature Senior Lifestyle

Parklands Manor has been very successful in helping and assisting residents requiring respite services. Over 50% of respite residents have converted to a permanent stay at Parklands, which has received glowing testimonials from past residents and relatives, posting very positive reviews on Care home.UK, scoring 9.9 out of 10.0. The highest for any care home in the area.

FINALISTS

Amberley Lodge, Care UK
Chelsea Court Place, IAC Group
Mellieha at Elmswell, JS Care
PJ Care Specialist Neuro Care Centres
St George’s Park, Rotherwood Healthcare Group

BEST FOR CARE OF YOUNG PEOPLE                                                                                      

CATEGORY WINNER

PJ Care Specialist Neuro Care Centres

PJ Care provides a service desperately required in the UK, specialising in neurological care and rehabilitation with a focus on early onset conditions and young adults. Their unique balance of clinical and holistic care enables the company to care for individuals in a well-rounded way – from nursing, through to activities and social engagement. A significant in-house MDT, allows PJ Care to respond to the needs of residents and adapt to changing conditions.

The care model for younger people is the entry point of PJ Care’s specialist service for people with progressive neurological conditions. A 23-bedded unit provides a pathway for residents who are at the early stages of their progressive illness and require specialist input to optimise stability in those stages.

BEST FOR SPECIAL NEEDS CARE

HIGH COMMENDATION

Satya Nivas, Adjuvo Care (Valorum Care Group)

The Satya Nivas residential care home has transformed its services for people with learning disabilities since it was taken over by Adjuvo Care in November 2017. The residential care home in Leicester had previously been deemed non-compliant by the local council. Since Adjuvo took on the home it has been physically transformed by a refurbishment – while residents (all Hindu and Gujarati speaking) are now being supported to live safe and fulfilling lives in a way normally associated with supported living.

BEST NEW CARE HOME

CATEGORY WINNER                                                  

The Albert Suites, LifeCare Residences

Located within luxury retirement community, Battersea Place, The Albert Suites offers a continuum of care to village residents and to the wider community. From the serenity of 28 exclusive suites, residents can receive physio rehabilitation, convalescence, long- and short-term nursing, post-operative and palliative care. Residents enjoy exceptional communal facilities including a restaurant, tranquil lounge, 24-hour self-service pantry, private terrace, fully-fitted physio gym and indoor pool. The multi-disciplinary team appreciates that residents deserve the best care from professionals who respect them as individuals.

HIGH COMMENDATION

Ferndown Manor, Care UK

The team at Ferndown Manor has a fresh vision for what it means to live in a care home. Residents are supported to maintain their independence and freedom, making choices about what they want to do and when they want to do it. “They are in control of their care and their life. Ferndown Manor is a place from which they can visit friends, build social networks, attend churches and clubs and play an active role in the community.”

FINALIST

Whittle Hall, L&M Healthcare

BEST EQUIPMENT, PRODUCT OR PRODUCT SERVICE SUPPLIER      

CATEGORY WINNER

OMI Mobi Interactive table/floor

OM Interactive has been a pioneer in the development of motion-activated projections for multi-sensory use since 2005. Their ground breaking interactive Mobii table/floor provides adults in care with meaningful person-centred activities that encourage movement, positive outlook, social opportunities and shared laughter with powerful visuals, colour therapy, games, quizzes, music and reminiscence content.

CATEGORY WINNER

Bidfood

Bidfood works behind the scenes delivering food to around 6,000 UK care homes. In the last year Bidfood has focused on supporting all care customers with practical collateral – particularly on dysphagia – whilst also delivering 45 bespoke projects for customers.  The company has signed six key new contracts and enjoyed £12 million worth of sales growth, a 75% conversion rate on re-tenders/tenders, and 95% excellent/good satisfaction score.

FINALISTS

Little Islands
ROMPA
Winslow Resources, ROMPA

BEST PROFESSIONAL, BUSINESS OR CREATIVE SERVICE      

CATEGORY WINNER

PJ Care Specialist Neuro Care Centres

PJ Care recognised that for their specialist service, caring for residents with very complex presentations, the level of HAI’s would be significantly greater than in a traditional care or nursing home and that for any adult safeguarding board to objectively consider reported incidents, they would require a detailed knowledge of the service and have the necessary professionalisms among board members.

PJ Care’s innovative approach employs a full time multi-disciplinary team that provides the necessary skill set and experience to properly and professionally work as a board. It bridges a gap in the market for a specialist service such PJ Care, because it has the necessary skill set to properly review any incident; a skill set lacking in adult safeguarding teams across the UK.

The biggest benefit however, remains the ability to quickly assess any situation, take any lessons learnt and with almost immediate effect, tweak care delivery if necessary, which serves the ultimate desire of continually improving the care provided for residents.

HIGH COMMENDATION

PLMR

PLMR is an ambitious and innovative full-service communications consultancy and supports over 800 care homes nationally with a wide range of services, from increasing brand awareness and online presence, through to PR and marketing campaigns, or delivering award-winning reputation management support when the going gets tough.

FINALIST

Fulcrum Care Home Management Support Services

BEST IT OR COMMUNICATIONS SUPPLIER              

CATEGORY WINNER

The Daily Sparkle

The range of resources offered by The Daily Sparkle constitute a unique set of products that stimulate and enhance all kinds of communication in care home settings. Research suggests that activities and interactions like this help to preserve cognitive function. They also provide fun and the feel-good factor that is so important for people in residential care and are designed to help residents, their friends and families, and staff, managers and regulators communicate with each other effectively and happily, benefiting all.

HIGH COMMENDATION

Nexus Care, GHM Care

Nexus Care is a new messaging platform that delivers nurse call alerts and other alarms directly to the smart devices of carers, eliminating the need for noisy wallboards and other medical devices, improving the speed and efficiency with which carers respond to residents’ needs and provides detailed reporting on historic data.

FINALIST

Novacare, New Healthcare Solutions

 

 

Care Home Awards 2018                        

Winners, High Commendations and Finalists

 

OVERALL ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES             

Best Larger Care Home Group (over 50 homes)
Sponsored by NHG

WINNER
Avery Healthcare

FINALISTS
Barchester Healthcare
Care UK

Best Individual Care Home or Community
Sponsored by NHG

WINNER
The Close Care Home

FINALISTS
Bradwell Hall Nursing Home
Innovative Aged Care for Chelsea Court Place
Marston Care for Fir Villa Care Home
The Shelley Care Home
Valerie Manor

Best Smaller Care Home Group (up to 50 homes)

WINNER
Tanglewood Care Homes

FINALISTS
Helme Hall
New Care Group

Best Single Care Home or Community in a Group                                                                                                          

WINNER
Care UK for Mildenhall Lodge

HIGH COMMENDATION
Care UK for Whitby Dene

FINALISTS
Adept Care for Moat House
Helme Hall for Bishops Way
Springfield Healthcare for Chocolate Works
Tanglewood Care Homes for Cedar Falls

 

CARE HOME CATEGORIES                                         

Architecture, Interior Design, Design of Common Areas

WINNER
Springfield Healthcare with Norr Architects for The Chocolate Works Care Village

FINALISTS
Adept Care Homes with Samantha Lord Interiors for Chetwynd House
Avery Healthcare for Avonmere Care Home
Barchester Healthcare
L&M Healthcare for Whittle Hall
New Care Group
PJ Care

Garden or Outdoor Spaces
Sponsored by Avery Healthcare Group

WINNER
Care UK for Britten Court

HIGH COMMENDATION
The Close Care Home

FINALISTS
Helme Hall for Huddersfield AMDU
Tanglewood Care Homes for Cedar Falls

Communication (with residents, etc)
Presented by the Care Workers Charity

WINNER
Canwick House

FINALISTS
Care UK for Little Holland Hall
Care UK for Mills Meadow
Wellbeing Care for The Dell
Facilties Management/Maintenance             

WINNER
Care UK for Sandfields

HIGH COMMENDATION
The National Autistic Society and the North England facilities team

Nursing Care      
Sponsored by Helme Hall, part of the Hennessy Group

WINNER
Valerie Manor

HIGH COMMENDATION
Care UK for Hollins Park

FINALISTS
Avery Healthcare for Birchwood Grange
MOP Healthcare for Barrowhill Hall
PJ Care

Nutrition, Food & the Dining Experience     

WINNER (CARE HOME GROUP)
Avery Healthcare

WINNER (INDIVIDUAL CARE HOME)
Innovative Aged Care for Chelsea Court Place

FINALISTS
Care UK for The Terrace
Lilian Faithfull Homes
Valerie Manor

Non-clinical Facilities                                                 

WINNER
Tanglewood Care Homes

HIGH COMMENDATION
Wellbeing Care for The Dell

FINALIST
Helme Hall for Living Well Street

Sporting, Social or Leisure Activities
Sponsored by Fred Theatre

WINNER
Avery Healthcare

HIGH COMMENDATION
The Close Care Home

FINALISTS
Adept Care Homes for Moat House                  F
Care UK for Field Lodge
Care UK for Whitby Dene
Marston Care for Fir Villa
The Shelley Care Home

Marketing, Advertising or PR                                

WINNER
Canwick House

FINALISTS
Avery Healthcare
Care UK

Specialist Care                                                                

WINNER
Tanglewood Care Homes for Cedar Falls

HIGH COMMENDATION
Helme Hall for The Tom Wroe Unit

HIGH COMMENDATION
Innovative Aged Care for Chelsea Court Place

FINALISTS
Bradwell Hall Nursing Home
Care UK for Little Holland Hall
Care UK for Paisley Court
L&M Healthcare for Whittle Hall

Training Initiative                                                         

WINNER
Avery Healthcare Group

FINALIST
MOP Healthcare for Barrowhill Hall

 

SUPPLIER CATEGORIES                                               

Equipment, Product or Product Service
Sponsored by Health plus Care Show

WINNER
Adaptive IT Solutions

WINNER
Bidfood

HIGH COMMENDATION
Person Centred Software

FINALIST
Next Filtration

Professional/Business Services
Sponsored by Health plus Care Show

WINNER
Norr Architects

HIGH COMMENDATION
Receptional

FINALISTS
Acute Training Solutions Ltd
GD PR and Media
Hempsons
Springup PR

 

 

 

Care Home Awards 2017                        

Winners, High Commendations and Finalists

 

OVERALL ACHIEVEMENT CATEGORIES (GOLD)

Best individual care home

WINNER (individual home) Valerie Manor

WINNER (single home in group) Care UK, Broadwater Lodge

Finalists 

Best Care Home Group

WINNER PJ Care

HIGH COMMENDATION Care UK

Finalists

 

CARE HOME CATEGORIES (BLUE) 

Architecture or Interior Design

WINNER Berkley Care Group, Cumnor Hill House

HIGH COMMENDATION Care UK, Abney Court

HIGH COMMENDATION L&M Healthcare, Finney House

Finalists

Communal Spaces

WINNER L&M Healthcare, Finney House Community Library

Finalist

Garden & outdoor space

WINNER NABS Peterhouse: 50 plants for 50 years

HIGH COMMENDATION Care UK, Tor Na Dee: Green places, inspiring spaces

Finalist

Clinical Facilities

WINNER Brighterkind

Finalist

Non-clinical facilities

WINNER Tanglewood Care Homes

HIGH COMMENDATION Signature Care Homes, Signature Senior Lifestyle

Sporting, Social and Leisure

WINNER Barchester Healthcare, Harton Grange 

HIGH COMMENDATION Care UK, Appleby’s Amazing Activities

Finalists

Nutrition, Food, Dining Experience

WINNER The Close Care Home 

HIGH COMMENDATION Care UK, Priors House – Proof’s in the Pudding

Finalists

Marketing Initiative

WINNER Caring Homes Group: A Caring Perspective

HIGH COMMENDATION Care UK: Eating as We Age

HIGH COMMENDATION NABS Peterhouse: Residents at Heart of Marketing

Finalists

Nursing Care

WINNER Healthcare Homes Group, Meadow House

Finalists

Specialist Care

WINNER PJ Care: The specialist neurological care provider

Finalists

 

SUPPLIER CATEGORIES (GREEN)

Specialist provider

WINNER Equal Arts

Finalists

Professional services

WINNER Hempsons Solicitors

Finalists

Food and catering

WINNE Dine Contract Catering

Finalists

Training initiative or provider

WINNER Equal Arts: HenPower

Finalists

Equipment or furniture supplier

WINNER NHG

Finalists

General supplies, transport, soft facilities provider

WINNER Berwick Care Equipment

Finalists

IT & Communications

WINNER Equal Arts: HenPower

Finalists

Media Partner 2020

 

Category Sponsors 2020