Alfreton care home win 2 regional awards and head to the nationals

A care home in Alfreton has won 2 regional awards in the Great British Care Awards.

Two staff members at The Meadows care home on Mansfield Road, Alfreton have become winners in the Palliative Award category for the East Midlands. Rachel Cartledge and Moira Cantrill received an award each for outstanding work towards end of life care in the esteemed care home.

As well as this, three other members of staff from the home became finalists nominated across two other categories including The Ancillary Worker Award and The Care Home Worker Award for their role for their contribution to The Meadows. Karl Coleman also got highly commended for involving all residents in activities and giving them pride in their day-to-day life.

The Meadows is situated in the heart of Alfreton and houses 70 residents. The home is recognised for a long list of awards including its 5-star food hygiene rating, Quality Premium Award, Quality Premium Dementia Award and The Dignity Award from Derbyshire County Council. It also has a 9.6 out of 10 rating on independent review website, carehome.co.uk.

Michelle Sanders, Registered Home Manager of The Meadows has described the home’s triumph’s as “a fantastic boost for the team”.

Michelle said: “The team at The Meadows are deserving of any recognition they receive. We are very fortunate to have a group of extremely hardworking and conscientious staff who only want the best for our residents. They are always striving to ensure the residents are comfortable and smiling.

She continued: “I’m so proud of every one of them and they’re an asset to Team Meadows.”

The Meadows is a part of the Milford Care group. The group have six care homes across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, two of which are rated ‘Outstanding’ from CQC. Spencer Grove in Belper (Outstanding), Ashbourne Lodge in Ashbourne (Outstanding), Milford House in Duffield (Good), The Meadows in Alfreton (Good) are all based within the Derbyshire area and Hazelgrove in Hucknall (Good), Nottinghamshire and Buddleia House (Outstanding + Good). All the homes boast high social engagement, as well as homely surroundings and an appealing selection of facilities, suitable for every resident. They also specialise in residential care, nursing care, palliative care, dementia care, respite and day care.

For more information about Milford Care and how they can help your loved one, visit www.milfordcare.co.uk, or email them at enquiries@milfordcare.co.uk.