Family-run firm a big winner

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Staff and residents at a Spalding care home can boast of being one of the top five in the East Midlands after winning a prestigious industry award.

Ashwood Nursing Home in Spalding Common came fifth out of almost 1,600 homes in the region after voting was counted in the carehomes.co.uk Top 20 Awards 2015.

The awards, run by the largest online directory for care homes in the UK, were made based on recommendations from families and residents at homes across the East Midlands.

Daniela Phillips, home manager of Ashwood Nursing Home, said: “I am extremely pleased and proud that we have won this award for the second year running.

“All of our staff members are overwhelmed by this achievement and we will decide between the team how we would like to celebrate, although a good night out may be on the list.

“We pride ourselves on saying that Ashwood is the residents’ home and we do everything in our power to make it their home.

“Ashwood is a very friendly place where everyone has a smile on their face and takes the time to speak with residents and visitors alike, with a cup of tea always on hand.”

Ashwood is one of 15 homes run by Country Court Care of Peterborough, which also has homes in Boston, Stamford, Wisbech, North East Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire, Somerset and London.

Another one of its homes, Tallington Care Home, between Market Deeping and Stamford, was ranked ninth and home manager Tracey Colley said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive this award for the second year running.

“We have all been working extremely hard to maintain our fantastic reputation and it looks like the hard work has paid off once again.

“We are extremely proud of the wonderful residential and dementia care we offer here at Tallington Rest Home.”

Last year, four out of the 15 Country Court Care homes were winners, including Holland House Nursing Home in Market Deeping, which came tenth.

Managing director Alykhan Kachra said: “Country Court Care Limited currently employs over 800 people and all of our homes are designed and managed with our residents and families in mind.

“With an ageing population, there has never been a more important time for the provision of exceptional care and therefore we aim to continue with our growth strategy plan over the next ten years.”