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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

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family spoke of how they had seen a huge change in their daughter’s confidence and self-esteem, after having been very withdrawn at her previous home.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

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