Milford House care home receives Silver Strictly No Falls Award

A care home in Belper has been awarded the Silver Strictly No Falls Award in Derbyshire after being praised by their Care Home Falls Advisor. 

As part of their strategy to enhance quality of life for older people, Milford House care home, which belongs to the Milford Care group, have pursued an initiative to implement more exercise and mobility activities. 

The “Strictly No Falling” service is delivered by Age UK to bring together social care organisations that aim to reduce falls in older people.

The service provides many benefits for residents in care homes, including improved physical ability, reduced risk of hip fractures and more independence and quality of life. 

Sarah Smith, Care Home Falls Advisor, said: “Congratulations again. Your hard work and dedication really do shine through and the variety of activities you offer and their outcomes truly are a credit to you and your team.”

Mark Binns, Registered Home Manager, said: “Our hard-working staff, without whom we couldn’t provide high quality care, feel immensely proud to receive this award. They work tirelessly to ensure each resident feels thoroughly supported and their self-esteem boosted, and this award is a recognition of their exceptional care and service.”

Milford House is one of the first care homes in the UK to adopt the Montessori approach to care, which has proven to be very successful in Australia and Canada. It has been recently renovated and carefully designed by Milford Care’s Montessori specialists with the best practices in care, food and nutrition, design and methods to engage residents in activities. This helps residents find purpose in their day, maintain independence, feel a part of their community and be fulfilled. 

Milford Care has 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 (Good). All the homes boast high social interaction, 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 House and how they can help your loved one, contact 01332 841753 or email them at