This award will honour a care home and team that can demonstrate close involvement with their local community. You’ll have links with local schools or colleges or groups – members of the community will be regular visitors and you’ll give back to that community through events and other activities. You might have a team of community volunteers who visit and maybe raise money for charity or your home. Some of your residents may be members of local groups or those groups might come and help with activities. We’re looking for care homes here who are very much an important part of the community in which they are sited.
This category is open to any care home; whether your part of a group or privately owned. While the standard of care on offer will be considered, in this category we will be particularly looking at what makes you stand out from the other homes in your area, with a strong focus on nutrition, innovation and dignity within care. If you make he shortlist, we will want feedback from both your staff and resident family members on what being part of your home means to them.You don't have to be the biggest, or have the best technology to succeed in this category, but you do have to demonstration a genuine passion and commitment towards care. In short, you will have a facility to be proud of – and will want to shout about it.