The Great South East Care Awards 2014

It could be said that the Award’s are like Buses, you wait for a while and don’t see one, then two come along at the same time!

We are proud to have submitted nominations for The Great South East Care Awards 2014 in the following categories, after having received lovely testimonials from colleagues, residents and visitors;

Ian Goldsmith – Care Home Worker Award
Martyn Davis &  Alan Fry – Ancillary Worker Award
Zoe Bates – Care Home Registered Manager Award
The entire team at Valerie Manor – Care Team Award

Again whilst not all the nominations were shortlisted, we are pleased to say that the Care Team and Ian were.

We hope that everyone already knows what a fantastic Care Team we have at Valerie Manor, and that does include everyone who works here, not just the carers and nurses.

Ian’s nomination for the Care Worker award is very pleasing as he really does go the extra mile for residents.

I attended the finalist interviews with Ian and Jane Carrington Smith on Wednesday and I am pleased to say that we felt all the interviews went well.

We wait with baited breath for the 8th November for the Awards Evening in Brighton, when we find out which of the finalist wins the awards.

Please join with me in wishing everyone the best of luck.

You can find out more about the Great British Care Awards here;

West Sussex Care Accolades 2014

We are always so pleased to receive nominations from residents and visitors for our wonderful team, and we are pleased to say that Martyn our wonderful Hospitality Assistant has received such a nomination for the West Sussex Care Accolades Ancillary Worker award.

Martyn really does brighten everyone’s day and we couldn’t be more proud of him, especially as we have just be told that he has been shortlisted as a finalist, and will find out if he has won on Wednesday 15th October at the award ceremony.

We wish him the best of luck, and hope to be able to congratulate him on winning the award, which we all feel he richly deserves.

We also received other nominations for the following awards, but this time the nominees have not been shortlisted.  That having been said being nominated by colleagues, residents and visitors means so much and is an award in itself!!

Ian Goldsmith – Dementia Care Award
Valerie Manor (Zoe Bates) – Excellence Award for an Organisation
Alan Fry – Ancillary Worker Award

Gold Standards Framework


I am absolutely delighted and proud to say that Valerie Manor has been accredited a commend award for the high quality of care provided for people in the final years of their life.

Alison, our deputy manager is the Clinical Lead for this Gold Standards Framework and we have both been working with the staff here at Valerie Manor to work towards gaining this award over the past two years. It has been hard work but extremely rewarding to see how the whole team has developed over this time and to receive the award to recognise the high standards of care that we provide is something that we are all very proud of.

You can find out more about the Gold Standards Framework by visiting:

The Great South East Care Awards 2013, Awards Ceremony – Friday 29th November

We had a great evening last week at the Awards Ceremony for the Great British Care Awards, South East region. The event took place at the Brighton Hilton Hotel and was hosted by the very funny and talented comedian, writer and actress Helen Lederer, who certainly brought some laughter to the evening. Although we had no winners this time it’s an amazing achievement to have four finalists from such a small home as ours, and something we should be very proud of. I certainly couldn’t be more proud of the great team that I have at Valerie Manor.

Check back soon when we’ll have more pictures from the evening!

Pictured above: Helen Lederer (centre) with the four finalists, additional members of the team and Zoe’s family.