Sanctuary services in double award finals success

31 August 2018

Two Sanctuary Supported Living (SSL) services in Suffolk have reached the finals of a regional care awards programme.

Suffolk Care Awards

Montague Road Nursing Home and Clover Court, a supported housing service, have both made it through to the final stages of the Suffolk Care Awards.

Montague Road, which provides nursing care to people with mental health needs in Felixstowe, is in the running for the Food and Catering category.

The home reached the finals on the merits of personalised care plans that take note of residents’ food and nutrition requirements, as well as a long-serving chef who organises varied food activities and is familiar with residents’ needs.

Clover Court, which provides supported housing to 20 adults with physical disabilities in Lowestoft, is a finalist in the Promoting Dignity and Respect In Everyday Life category.

The award shortlisting is the first piece of recognition for the new, purpose built service, which set to have its official opening later in the year.

The service features hallways wide enough for two large electric wheelchairs to pass each other, as well as assistive technology to ensure each and every resident can open their own front door, access the lift and control their electrical devices independently.

Feedback from one family member spoke of a huge change in their daughter’s confidence and self-esteem since moving from a different home.

Regional service manager Claire Clarke said: “Our services in Suffolk can be rightly proud of getting this far in the awards process.

“Residents at our care and supported living schemes receive personalised care and support tailored to their individual needs – and both these entries epitomise that methodology.”

Clover Court local service manager Lesley Pyner added: “The growth in self-confidence and satisfaction afforded to someone who suddenly has the ability to manage their affairs independently can never be understated.

“Seeing that progression is reward in itself and to see that work recognised in this way is a real boost to staff.”

Montague Road nursing home manager Milly Gaskin commented: “Health and nutrition are key to a person’s wellbeing.

“We’re extremely lucky to have a dedicated team who know our residents’ personal needs so well and prepare excellent food and activities for them.”

Both services will find out if they’ll be taking home the prize in their respective categories at a ceremony on Thursday 4 October.

“Residents at our care and supported living schemes receive personalised care and support tailored to their individual needs – and both these entries epitomise that methodology.”

Regional service manager Claire Clarke

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