17 November 2022
Hallmark Care Homes shortlisted for nine National Care Awards
We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for nine national care awards!
Meanwhile, Kirsty Thomas at Bucklesham Grange Care Home has been nominated in the Dementia Care Manager category, alongside Emily Carver-Prue from Maycroft Manor Care Home who has been shortlisted for the Care Activities Coordinator title.
In Wales, several team have also been recognised including Kathryn Sanders from Regency House Care Home who is shortlisted for the Care Newcomer title and Sujjata Singh and Fe Harris from Ty Enfys Care Home who are nominated for the Sara Berrio Care Champion and Care Housekeeper award.
Our company Founder and Chair Avnish Goyal CBE has also been nominated for the Care Personality title and Hallmark Care Homes is also pleased to be shortlisted in the coveted ‘Care Home Group’ category; a title we won last year.
The National Care Awards, first established 24 years ago, aims to recognise and celebrate the very best people in the long-term care sector.
Managing Director of Hallmark Care Homes, Aneurin Brown said: “To say I’m proud of our team for being shortlisted for multiple awards including Care Group for the sixth-year running is an understatement.
“We are over the moon to have been recognised, and credit must go to our dedicated team who are always striving to deliver the very best care to residents. We are incredibly humbled by this nomination and are grateful to our residents and their families for their continued support.”
Avnish Goyal CBE spoke of his nomination, saying: “It’s an absolute honour to be recognised by the sector in this category and I’m incredibly grateful to those who nominated me. There are many inspirational leaders in our industry and it’s humbling to be acknowledged alongside these finalists, all are worthy winners and I’m proud to call them my peers.”
Speaking of being shortlisted, General Manager at Admiral Court Care Home, Sue Cruse said: “I am very proud of the team that I work with, it’s amazing that they have been recognised for the care and love they give to all our residents. It’s very well deserved.”
General Manager Sujjata Singh who has worked at the residential, nursing and dementia home since 2009 said: “It is an honour to be a finalist for this special award. I am privileged to be in a job which allows me to make a difference to somebody’s life every day.”
Housekeeper Fe Harris added: Fe said:” I am both surprised and excited to have been shortlisted for this award. To actually win the award would be a recognition of the commitment of not only myself but of all my colleagues at Ty Enfys who try to make a difference to our residents’ lives each and every day.”
Dementia Care Manager, Kirsty Thomas said: “Having been in post less than a year when shortlisted as a finalist genuinely feels amazing and means so very much.
“However, this is not just for me but for the whole team I am privileged to work with. Their passion and love for the residents and relatives and to provide relationship-centred dementia care inspires me daily and I am proud to be the Dementia Care Manager. I would be beyond proud to bring this back to Bucklesham Grange.”
Interior Designer at Hutton View Care Home, Laura Baigent said: “It is such a privilege to be shortlisted for an award, I am proud of my team. This achievement for us is that our passion and commitment for creating beautiful care homes is recognised and we get to share our vision.
“Hutton View has captured all our learnings as a design team; we have listened to our residents and carers to create a home to be proud of. The design is special because there are intimate spaces, family and fun spaces. There is a dedicated music room which is such an important part of wellbeing, a quiet library to find peace and we have taken care and consideration of our dementia residents putting in design details to aid their daily lives such as vision panels in bedroom furniture, a kitchen that is home from home and throughout our corridors we have activities to assist with wayfinding and restlessness.”
Senior Care Assistant, Kathryn Sanders said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have made the finals at the National Care Awards. I was delighted to be nominated and am absolutely gobsmacked to make the finals. I am extremely proud of the role I play within our home and am so honoured to be representing Regency House on Saturday night.”
Emily Carver-Prue who has worked at the residential, dementia and nursing home since 2018, said: “I am thrilled to be shortlisted for the Care Activities Coordinator title at the 2022 National Care Awards. Whether it’s flying kites in wheelchairs, gardening from our beds or creating Hockney inspired landscapes we are constantly finding new ways to enable all our residents to live life to the full, continuing hobbies and passions that they have always loved or learning new ones.”
The esteemed nomination, follows on from Emily’s success at the 2022 National Dementia Care Awards where she awarded Best Activity Lifestyle’s Lead.
Sujjata was also recognised for her outstanding care delivery at the 2022 Wales Care Awards taking away the bronze award for the Nurse of the Year category.
The winners of the National Care Awards will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony at Park Plaza Westminster on Saturday 26th November.
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