Adult social care celebrated at the Norfolk Care Awards 2014

Avery Lodge care home won an award at the Norfolk Care Awards 2014. Sherylanne and Karl Hodgins with the residents.   Picture: James Bass Avery Lodge care home won an award at the Norfolk Care Awards 2014. Sherylanne and Karl Hodgins with the residents. Picture: James Bass

Friday, February 14, 2014
3:12 PM

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.

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Norfolk Care Awards winners and highly commended

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

Isocialise Club

Philadelphia House

Innovative dementia friendly environment

Winner – Heathfield (NorseCare)

Delivering excellence through learning and development

Winner – Avery Lodge

Extra Hands

Promoting dignity and respect in everyday life

Winner - St Edmunds (NorseCare)

Avery Lodge

High Oaks

Effective coordination of End of Life care

Winner – Eversley Nursing Home

Crown Rest Home

Team Award: Together Everyone Achieved More

Winner – Worstead Day Centre

Home Instead

Age UK Norfolk

Motivational Leadership

Winner - Extra Hands of Heacham

Avery Lodge

Caremark

Outstanding Achievement

Winner – Paul Goldsmith/Paul Scott

Dennis Bacon

Willie Cruickshank

Hazel Evans

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.

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