Triple nomination success for C&C!

28/04/2021

C&C is delighted to have been nominated in three separate award categories at the upcoming Care Home Awards 2021.

The organisation has been shortlisted in the following categories at the prestigious awards:

- Best for Sporting, Social, Leisure Activities (for Compton Lodge, Homemead, Rathmore House and Cecil Court)

- Best for Specialist Care (for Cecil Court)

- Best for Use of Technology for the benefit of residents or staff (for Cecil Court)

The Best for Sporting, Social, Leisure Activities shortlisting recognises the outstanding activities programme that has continued running in all four of our care homes, in spite of the challenges presented by Covid-19.

With restrictions making it impossible at times for external facilitators to visit the homes, C&C has been praised for enabling activities hosted virtually to take place, often enabling all four homes to take part in an activity at the same time. In addition, staff have undergone additional training to allow them to run a broader range of in-house activities.

Meanwhile, Cecil Court care home in Kew, Richmond, has been nominated for two awards in its own right.

Its shortlisting in the Best for Specialist Care category is recognition for the excellent dementia care that the home has become renowned for, culminating in home manager Fiona Saadat receiving the British Empire Medal, for services to people with dementia, in October 2020.

The Best for Use of Technology nomination, meanwhile, is in part thanks to the pioneering work Cecil Court played during 2020 towards the launch of My Life TV, the first video-on-demand television channel for people living with dementia. In addition, the home was quick to enable Skype calling within bedrooms and lounge areas, allowing residents and their families to keep in touch on a regular basis.

Fiona Saadat, acting Director of Care and Cecil Court home manager, said:

“These three award nominations are testament to the hard work of our care teams both at Cecil Court and across our four care homes.

“It is a real bonus for us that we have found out about our shortlisting at a time that the homes are beginning to open up again. Indoor visiting is now available, and in-person activities are being reintroduced both within our homes and in their outstanding garden spaces.

“All four homes, for example, are looking forward to welcome performers from the Royal Albert Hall, who will be delivering accessible sing-along garden concerts to our residents in May.”

The Care Home Awards 2021 are scheduled to be held on Friday 10 September 2021 at Grosvenor House in central London.

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