We love to see innovative thinking around dementia care, so we’re delighted that four of our customers and one of our most popular products are winners and finalists at this year’s National Dementia Care Awards held on 9th November.
- Shona Bradbury at Appleby House, Surrey, became the well-deserved Dementia Care Personality of 2017. Always challenging us to come up with new ideas, we’ve designed and delivered lighthouse and boat-shaped raised planters, and sourced lightweight garden tools for keen green-fingered residents amongst many other items.
- We’ve also worked with Tor Na Dee Care Home in Aberdeen, a finalist in the Best Dementia Garden category, to help ‘bring the outside in’ with a specially equipped garden room and workstation, and provided garden activities and features to tempt residents outside.
- Cleves Place Care Home in Cambridgeshire was a finalist for Best Interior Dementia Design which featured a complete fit-out of activity equipment from Outwoodcare and specialist Themed Spaces such as a Vintage Co-op Shop and a Dressmaking Room.
- Manager Tracy Norbury, at Hollins Park Care Home in Cheshire won the coveted Best Dementia Lead Award. We regularly work with Tracy and the team on all sorts of dementia care resources for the home, indoors and out, such as a range of personalised christmas gifts for residents.
- Finally, the ‘Call to Mind’ board game, one of our most popular dementia resources, was an Outstanding Dementia Care Product finalist.
The list of winners and runners-up included many of the major care home groups that Outwoodcare is proud to work with – Barchester Healthcare, Care UK, Hallmark Care Homes, Southern Healthcare and Sunrise Senior Living – and they all have something in common, as Outwoodcare’s MD, Richard Eccleston, explains.
“We’re not just a supplier to these care home groups, they work with us as a trusted advisor. We visit hundreds of care homes, gather best practise, develop innovative new dementia care solutions and source thousands of products to share back into the care industry. Our customers get a constant flow of new activity and lifestyle ideas for indoor and outdoor spaces which makes each home unique and more appealing, and more importantly, improves the quality of care for residents. It’s great to see best practise in dementia care get the recognition it truly deserves at this year’s awards, and we’re very proud to work with some of the most forward-thinking care providers in the UK.”
You can find the full list of winners and finalists here: http://www.careinfo.org/dementiacareawards-2017/