Care UK has scooped one of two Residential Care Provider categories at the LaingBuisson Awards.
The award recognised a number of Care UK’s achievements over the past year. Care UK secured its first Outstanding rating for a home from the CQC and is in the middle of one of the most ambitious programmes of opening new care homes in the country, with a further 19 due to open by 2019.
Andrew Knight, Managing Director for Care UK’s Residential Care Services, said: “We are honoured to have received such a high accolade and fantastic recognition for the care we provide.
“Our vision of supporting residents to live fulfilling lives is hugely important and always at the heart of everything we do. It’s a result of the compassion and dedication of our teams that this award win has been possible. I’m incredibly proud of every individual colleague.”
The award also recognised Care UK’s active role in sharing knowledge and experience across the sector and with local people. A partnership with the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester ensures Care UK’s fulfilling lives approach makes use of the latest academic thinking in providing the best support for older people.
Care UK also runs dozens of seminars for local communities on understanding dementia, preventing falls and Parkinson’s disease, and forges links with local schools and community groups.
Care UK Residential Care Services was also shortlisted in two other categories for dementia care and public/private partnerships.