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: http://www.goldstandardsframework.org.uk

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.

The Great South East Care Awards 2013 – Finalists!

Valerie Manor is thrilled to announce that we have four finalists this year in the Great British Care Awards, South East region. The finalists are;

Zoe Bates – The Care Employer Award
Emma Wood – The Frontline Leaders Award
Sarah Mack – The Care Home Worker Award
Alan Fry – The Ancillary Worker Award

Judging day for the finalists is on the 4th November and the Awards Ceremony will be held at the Brighton Hilton Hotel on Friday 29th November. We wish all our finalists all the very best of luck!

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout England and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. You can find out more about the categories and the awards in general on the Great British Care Awards website.