Somerset based Camelot Care has been shortlisted in two categories in the 2017 Care Focus Care Awards.
Alison Southcott (pictured) and the team at Camelot House and Lodge in Wellington have been shortlisted for the End of Life Care Award, while Joan Spalding has been posthumously nominated for the Outstanding Volunteer Award.
Camelot Care’s operations manager, Clare Woodhead, said: “Joan always went the extra mile for the residents and was an effective advocate for their views and those of relatives in the development of Camelot House.
“Joan was equally at home talking and entertaining our residents as she was talking with the Mayor at our events. She was compassionate, kind, well-organised and always had time to enrich the lives of others.
“In Joan’s time with the Friends of Camelot she helped to raise over £3,500 and she left behind a thriving group.
“We were very saddened to receive the news that Joan was terminally ill. She passed away after a very short illness without time for her to know that she had been selected by the home for this nomination, but it’s lovely that her contribution has been recognised in the Care Focus Care Awards.”
Alison and her team achieved ‘Beacon’ status for their service for the second time running last year in the industry-leading Gold Standards Framework (GSF).
The home was one of only seven across the country put forward for Care Home Of The Year 2016.
Alison is now preparing to be a GSF ambassador working with homes new to the framework to help them establish best practice and prepare for their accreditation.
The awards will be presented at a Gala Dinner on Friday 7 April at the Wellsprings Leisure Centre, Taunton.