South East Region Great British Care Awards Judging Day

This Tuesday saw some of the team attend the South East Region Great British Care Awards Judging Day at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton.

Zoe had been asked to be a judge again for the awards but obviously wasn’t allowed to judge in the categories we had been selected as finalist in.

  • Best Newcomer – Izzy – Care Assistant.
  • Best assessor and care planner – Debs – Deputy Manager.
  • Best end of life / palliative care – Team Valerie Manor represented by Jane – Registered Nurse, Lucy – Care Supervisor and Alan – Office Manager.
  • Care Innovator for his innovative services to Valerie Manor – Mike Slator, Upper Beeding Pharmacy.

The interviews were spread throughout the day but Izzy’s was the only one in the morning but her colleague Lucy offered to go with her as support.

Everyone felt that the interviews went well and it’s now fingers crossed for the Gala award night on 9th November 2019.

Huge congratulations to all of our fantastic team who continue to provide high standards of care to our residents.

Good Luck to All!

I just wanted to say a huge good luck to everyone who is going to the South East Regional Care Awards but especially to:

Debs Goodman – Deputy Manager – Care Assessor and Planner

Izzy Rose – Best Newcomer

Team Valerie Manor – End of life and palliative care

Mike Slator, pharmacist Upper Beeding Pharmacy – Care Innovator

Looking forward to Saturday night but thrilled and proud of everyne to be finalists!

Rabbit Hole Club!

What a wonderful evening we had last night! Lots of new faces to welcome as we had some first time relatives visiting! One of our trained nurses attended for the first time after being here for 3 years which was lovely!

As Lots of smiles and happiness all around.

A huge thank you to Preeda and Steve for the most amazing food – as always! Of course to the wonderful team as well who look after our guests so well.

Cricket in November? – Howzat?

We welcomed a new form of activity to Valerie Manor this week – table top cricket!

We created a cricket ground in the restaurant as Dave set up the wicket on three tables. The residents took turns in batting, bowling and cheering each other on ably assisted by Chelsea and Lucy.

As you can see from the photographs it was an extremely successful ‘match’ which everyone enjoyed.

Thank you to Dave and to all the wonderful staff who assisted.