County Times – Care Home of the Year.

You may be aware that we have been nominated for the County Times Care Home of the Year competition and the good news is that we have made the shortlist!

Everyone at Valerie Manor is so excited especially as it is voted for by local people it would mean so much to do well.

If you would like to vote please collect a copy of the voting page on the table as you enter the restaurant or alternatively please call the Home and give us your permission to enter a vote on your behalf. 

Many thanks to everyone who has voted for Valerie Manor so far……and fingers crossed! 

New Staff

This week we welcomed  new staff to the team as well as welcoming a familiar face.

Fiona has joined the team having recently moved into the area. 


“I love caring and am delighted to be joining the Team at Valerie Manor’






Andrew is back! –  Everyone is so pleased he has decided to return.









We wish all our new (and returning!) staff all the best.




GBCA National Awards 2020 – Judging Day.

Following our win in the South East Regional Awards (Best Palliative Care category) Debs, Lucy and I traveled to Birmingham for the judging day for the National Award.

Despite the threat of delay due to bad weather we arrived at the Birmingham International Conference Centre in good time. It was lovely to see so many other Regional Winners.

We believe it went well – especially as after our judges, who were very nice,  commented that they had actually only asked one question but we had answered all the others!

Fingers crossed for the Award evening in March but to be recognised as one of the National finalist is such an achievement in itself.

Well done to everyone.