Carebase Group owners of Alderwood, Colchester wins prestigious care award for the second time
Carebase beat nine other finalists to take the Care Employer Award in this year’s Great British Care Awards 2015 held at the ICC, Birmingham on April 24th.
The company, which has previously won the award in 2010, was praised by the judges for “the infectious enthusiasm and the commitment and innovation they demonstrated in encouraging and rewarding their teams – a role model for employers”.
Nicola Coveney, Managing Director of Carebase says: “We are absolutely delighted to have won this award. Investing in our teams through training and professional development and recognising excellence and sharing best practice is at the core of what we do. But rewarding our hardworking teams for their commitment is also central to our approach which we believe encourages a culture of open and honest communication, resulting in an environment where everyone feels valued and residents receive the highest quality care”.
Alderwood Care Home wins 2015 Best Care Team award
Alderwood’s approach to care was recognised by the care team winning this prestigious accolade at the Great British Care Awards, East of England regional finals. Their approach to care led by their manager, Nikki Leaney involves encouraging all staff, whether junior or senior, and from all areas of the home – kitchen and domestic to carers and nurses – to work closely together for the benefit of residents.
The home’s Care Team extend this approach to the families of residents – a point noted in the award submission. Bi-monthly meetings are held for families who can raise any issue they wish with any member of the team. This has resulted in many families becoming more of a support group for the home, and getting involved in the life of Alderwood to the benefit of all.
“I am hugely proud of my team” says Nikki. And I am delighted they have won this award. It is very well deserved”.
The team at Alderwood Care Home is also proud to have been a winner or shortlisted as a finalist for the following awards:
- Great East of England Care Awards 2016 (Finalist) – Putting People First Award (Care Team)
- Great East of England Care Awards 2016 (Finalist) – Registered Manager Award (Nicky Leaney, Home Manager)
- NAPA Awards 2014 – Unsung Hero Award (James Kalisz – Home Maintenance)