March 10 2014 Latest news:
Donna-Louise Bishop, Reporter
Friday, February 14, 2014
An evening aimed at celebrating the hard work that goes into the adult social care sector in Norfolk saw more than 300 people turn out in support of the event.
Excellent person centred care and support
Winner - Doughty’s
Norfolk First Response
Home Care Direct
Bringing people together through activities
Winner – Holmwood House Care Centre
Innovative dementia friendly environment
Winner – Heathfield (NorseCare)
Delivering excellence through learning and development
Winner – Avery Lodge
Promoting dignity and respect in everyday life
Winner - St Edmunds (NorseCare)
Effective coordination of End of Life care
Winner – Eversley Nursing Home
Crown Rest Home
Team Award: Together Everyone Achieved More
Winner – Worstead Day Centre
Age UK Norfolk
Winner - Extra Hands of Heacham
Winner – Paul Goldsmith/Paul Scott
The Norfolk Care Awards 2014 took place at a special ceremony at Dunston Hall in Norwich on Thursday night and saw individuals and care homes shortlisted in nine categories.
Willie Cruickshank, director of Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance, was highly commended in the outstanding achievement award.
This section aimed to highlight an individual or care service which had made a significant contribution to the advancement or development of care practices in their local area.
Mr Cruickshank has spent the last three years supporting individuals, groups and organisations working consistently to advocate for people living with dementia.
He said: “Norfolk has an ageing population with significant growth projected in the number of people over the age of 85. Never before has it been so important that we recognise and celebrate excellence.”
Other award categories were excellent person centred care, delivering excellence through learning and development, bringing people together through activities, motivational leadership, promoting dignity and respect in everyday life, effective coordination of end of life care, innovative dementia friendly environment and team award.
The awards were supported by Norfolk County Council, Norfolk and Suffolk Dementia Alliance, Norfolk Independent Care and English Community Care Association, HealthCare Homes, and N-Able.
• See tomorrow’s papers for an interview with most nominated winners, Great Yarmouth-based, Avery Lodge Residential Home.