Search

Care providers in Lowestoft and Bungay saluted at Suffolk Care Awards

PUBLISHED: 11:00 06 October 2018

Clover Court, in Lowestoft, was handed the gong for Promoting Dignity and Respect in Everyday Life at the Suffolk Care Awards 2018. Picture: Sanctuary Supported Living/Care Development East

Clover Court, in Lowestoft, was handed the gong for Promoting Dignity and Respect in Everyday Life at the Suffolk Care Awards 2018. Picture: Sanctuary Supported Living/Care Development East

Archant

Two Waveney care providers have been rewarded for their outstanding efforts to provide high standards of care.

Holmwood Care Ltd, in Bungay, came away from the Suffolk Care Awards 2018 with the Food and Catering award. Picture: Holmwood Care Ltd/Care Development EastHolmwood Care Ltd, in Bungay, came away from the Suffolk Care Awards 2018 with the Food and Catering award. Picture: Holmwood Care Ltd/Care Development East

Held at Greshams in Ipswich yesterday evening, the 2018 Suffolk Care Awards recognises the inspiring carers and adult social care staff working across the county.

Clover Court, on Clapham Road South in Lowestoft, was handed the gong for Promoting Dignity and Respect in Everyday Life. Having opened in January, the supported living scheme features 20 self-contained flats for adults with a range of physical disabilities.

The Sanctuary Supported Living-operated facility has technology which allows tenants - irrespective of their disability and independence - to open their own front door, access the lifts, and control their electronic devices.

One family spoke of how they had seen a huge change in their daughter’s confidence and self-esteem, after having been very withdrawn at her previous home.

Suffolk Care Awards 2018. Picture: Simon LeeSuffolk Care Awards 2018. Picture: Simon Lee

Holmwood Care Ltd was meanwhile saluted for its residential and care home services in Bungay, coming away with the Food and Catering award after showing a thoughtful and innovate approach.

Residents at the long-established family-run care home have an individual food plan that clearly displays their preferences and allergies, and they were involved in the design of the dining room.

A dementia café is held once a month where anyone from the community can join residents for refreshments, while mealtime is treated as an opportunity for social time and pleasure.

Hosted by ITV Anglia newsreader Jonathan Wills, the ceremony - now in its third year - saw 11 organisations and individuals given awards in 10 different categories.

Liz Taylor, chairman of co-organisers Care Development East, said: “Our job of selecting winners each year never gets any easier and this year we had another great selection of entrants who demonstrated excellent care practice and innovation in their services.

“Our sector works extremely hard and it’s a great pleasure to see and hear about all the examples of good care practice in Suffolk.”

Mr Willis added: “We cover many health stories throughout the year on our programme, so to join some of those who make the news and celebrate their achievements is fantastic.”

The awards are also organised by the Suffolk Association of Independent Care Providers (SAICP).

Other popular content

Yesterday, 14:04

A disgraced Suffolk teacher who sexually assaulted two teenage girls is facing a jail term when he is sentenced next month.

Yesterday, 15:51

The partner of a Beccles man, who died from an asbestos-related cancer, has issued an appeal for help in tracking down former workmates.

Yesterday, 16:17

The trial of an alleged rogue trader accused of fraud is due to take place in February next year.

Yesterday, 11:18

A no-deal Brexit could have a devastating impact on one of Suffolk’s most celebrated pizzerias.

Most Read

Yesterday, 14:04

A disgraced Suffolk teacher who sexually assaulted two teenage girls is facing a jail term when he is sentenced next month.

Read more
David Goodin
Yesterday, 15:51

The partner of a Beccles man, who died from an asbestos-related cancer, has issued an appeal for help in tracking down former workmates.

Read more
James Paget University Hospital
Yesterday, 16:17

The trial of an alleged rogue trader accused of fraud is due to take place in February next year.

Read more
Ipswich Crown Court
Yesterday, 11:18

A no-deal Brexit could have a devastating impact on one of Suffolk’s most celebrated pizzerias.

Read more
Tue, 14:56

Adriano Guedes, aged 65, of Kessingland, moved to England from Portugal more than 15 years ago and was admitted to hospital in 2014 after having a stroke.

Read more
James Paget University Hospital

Winter Wonderland

cover

Click here to view
the Autumn
Supplement

View

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Beccles and Bungay Journal weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy