Dignity Awards for County Care Homes
A dozen private care homes have earned new county council ‘dignity awards’.
The homes are the first to achieve the Leicestershire County Council accolade and will receive their awards at a County Hall reception next Tuesday (Dec 11).
The 12 nursing and residential homes are: Beaumanor, Loughborough; Connaught House, Loughborough; Curtis Weston House, Wigston; Huntingdon Court, Loughborough; The Limes, Hinckley; Lenthall House, Market Harborough; Parkhouse Grange, Earl Shilton; Primrose Lodge, East Goscote; Tillson House, Coalville; Whiteacres, Ellistown; Woodmarket House, Lutterworth and Woodway, Blaby.
Connaught House is also the first Extra Care scheme provider to go through the dignity award process. Extra Care schemes provide housing for elderly or disabled residents who require more specialised amenities and greater support than is usually available.
Dave Houseman, Cabinet member for adults and communities, said: “I’m delighted to present the first awards to these 12 nursing and residential homes and they are to be congratulated for their efforts. It is good to reward and recognise those who make a difference and go that extra mile.
“We want to drive up the number of homes providing high-quality services in Leicestershire, which gives residents and their relatives the re-assurance that they are meeting the highest standards of quality and dignity.”
The Dignity campaign sets out 10 challenges which include zero tolerance on all forms of abuse, treating each person as an individual, maintaining the maximum possible level of independence and engaging with family members and carers.
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