Hastings Court care home awarded ‘Dementia Care Team of the Year’ at the prestigious Caring UK Awards 2018

We’re delighted to announce that our Hastings Court care home has been awarded the ‘Dementia Care Team of the Year’ at the prestigious Caring UK Awards 2018, which recognises excellence and achievement within the care sector across the UK.

Hastings Court care home was shortlisted as one of six finalists and was announced the winner of the ‘Dementia Care Team of the Year’ at the glittering awards ceremony
on Thursday 6th December, at the Athena in Leicester.

Our purpose-built home was noted by judges for “a strong person-centred approach from staff to create a happy and supportive environment for residents and their families…that feels like home.”

The Judges said: “There is an ethos of compassionate care to support residents to remain independent by understanding their life histories to offer choice and allow for personal preferences and activities, which are a key component of this. Staff are valued
and recognise the importance of team working and are passionate about the quality of care they provide and go above and beyond their day job.” Staff from Hastings Court travelled up to the annual Caring UK Awards Ceremony which paid tribute to the care home teams who make an outstanding contribution to caring for the elderly. The event was attended by over 500 care industry professionals.

To come out on top, the Hastings Court went through a rigorous assessment process, which involved a site visit by a member of the awards’ team who toured the facility. Detailed reports were then compiled and passed on to an expert judging panel, which included Nadra Ahmed OBE DL, of the National Care Association, Raj Kapoor of Alzheimer’s Society, Mario Kreft MBE of Care Forum Wales, Professor Jane Murphy, co-lead of the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre at Bournemouth University and Caring UK editor Dominic Musgrave.

Speaking about winning the award, Home Manager Georgina, said: “We are thrilled beyond words to win this award. I’m so proud of the staff here, we’re a close-knit
team, which the judges recognised, that works hard to create a great quality of life for our residents with dementia.

This award not only recognises the staff on our specialist dementia floors, but across the home, and it is fantastic that their compassion and dedication has been rewarded.”

Daren Dalmedo, Operations Director at Oakland Care said: “The team at Hastings Court are extremely deserving of this award and we’re delighted they have been recognised for the excellent first-class person-centred care they provide for our residents. This is a great step for Oakland as we strive to become the provider of choice in the elderly care sector.”

Hastings Court was also a finalist in the ‘Excellence and Innovation in Dementia Care’ category.