Care village operator Belong has won the LaingBuisson Residential Care (Smaller Organisation) Award.
The not for profit company was recognised for its village household model and sector leading dementia care. Other pioneering features highlighted by the judging panel included Belong’s approach to exercise and investment in technology and training, which have helped ensure high quality ratings for its services.
Chief executive Tracey Stakes (pictured left with deputy chief executive Tracy Paine) said: “We are thrilled to have won the Best Residential Care Award. It is a true testament of our team’s tireless efforts to providing specialist care in all our vibrant villages. It is a tribute to their commitment to creating a sense of community, and supporting individuals to lead active lives and realise their aspirations.”
The judging panel commented: “The continued growth of Belong is a positive sign of the innovative and internationally recognised model. The connection with community is strong and the work on LGBT communities shows understanding of how community needs are changing.”
Belong operates seven state-of-the-art villages across the North West, in Macclesfield, Warrington, Wigan, Crewe, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Didsbury and Atherton, three of which are rated Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission.
The awards ceremony took place at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge, in London.