Finalists Revealed for the prestigious Suffolk Care Awards 2023

Finalists Revealed for the prestigious Suffolk Care Awards 2023

With just over one week to go, the excitement is building as the finalists for the highly anticipated Suffolk Care Awards 2023 have been unveiled. Organised by Care Development East, this esteemed event recognises and celebrates the exceptional dedication and outstanding contributions of individuals and organisations within the Suffolk care sector.

The awards ceremony, which promises to be an unforgettable evening, is set to take place on the 21st of September, 2023, at the elegant Milsoms in Kesgrave. This year, the event will be hosted by the renowned Dr. Sabina Brennan, a leading expert in brain health and dementia. Suffolk County Council, the headline sponsor for the event, continues its commitment to supporting and honouring those who provide exceptional care services to the community.

Christian Bone, CEO ofCare Development East, shared his enthusiasm for the upcoming awards ceremony, saying, “The Suffolk Care Awards represent a significant opportunity to recognise the dedication, compassion, and innovation within our local care sector. This year’s finalists are truly outstanding, and their commitment to enhancing the quality of care in Suffolk is commendable. We are delighted to celebrate their achievements.”

Without further ado, we are pleased to announce the finalists for the Suffolk Care Awards 2023:

Ambassador of the Year:

Lee Sweetlove – East of England Ambulance Service
Elaine Cole – Focus Care Supported Living
Stuart Howell- Leading Lives
Shelby Baker- East of England Ambulance Service

End of Life Care

Sarah’s Carers – Sarah’s Carers
Uvedale Hall – Uvedale Hall, Healthcare Homes
Jubilee House – Seckford Foundation

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Childer Road Team – Focus Care Supported Living
Asterbury Place – Asterbury Place – Care UK
Leading Lives Leadership Team – Leading Lives

Health and Wellbeing

Montrose House – Suffolk Mind
Merryfields – Merryfields Care Home
Realise Futures Horticulture Team – Nowton Park

Innovative Practice

Primary Homecare – Primary Homecare
Four Ways Team – Sue Ryder Supported Living Chantry Park
Learning and Development Team – Leading Lives

Inspirational Leadership
Sandra O’Grady – Holmwood Care
Gerard Dooley – Cephas Care, Crabbe St
Joanna McCall – Home Instead

Large Team of the Year
Seckford Care – Seckford Care
Sherrington House Care Home – Sherrington House
Avocet Court Care Home – Avocet Court

Professional Development
Sarah Jones – Focus Care Agency
Cathy O’Brien – Seckford Care
Zoe McGranaghan – Leading Lives

Small Team of the Year
Holmwood Care Bungay – Holmwood Care Bungay
Merryfields – Merryfields Care Home
The Pink Team Sarah’s Carers – Sarah’s Carers

These finalists were selected from a competitive pool of nominations, and their commitment to excellence in the care sector is evident in their outstanding work. Each finalist has made a significant impact on the lives of those they care for and the community as a whole.

As we eagerly anticipate the awards ceremony, where the winners will be revealed, we extend our congratulations to all the finalists. Their dedication to the betterment of Suffolk’s care sector is truly commendable, and they are all deserving of this recognition.

Photo Credit- Gavin King Photography

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