DEMENTIA carers at a home for veterans in Solihull have been handed a top award.
Staff at The Royal and Garter care home received a special recognition award at the Markel third Sector Care Awards.
Award judges and organisers praised the team as they recalled their interview with the Solihull team.
Staff arrived in the colourful clothing they wear at the Monkspath Hall Road Home.
Home manager Cheryl Harbourne, day care hosts and dementia care trainers Lee Mayo and Kirsty Matthews, activity coordinator Kaylee Kelly, nurse Michelle Dempsey-Langston, lead health care assistant (HCA) Carly Walker, and HCA Mandy Hannigan picked up the prize from Dame Esther Rantzen at the black-tie event .
The home cares for veterans and their partners and specialises in dementia care.
Pauline Shaw, director of care at the home, said: “You have to work extremely hard and have a dedicated team who totally buy in to what you are delivering. This is a reflection on the staff at the Solihull Home, because we wouldn’t be able to do it without their devotion, commitment and professionalism. I’m delighted for them.”
Cheryl said: “I’m so proud I could burst. We aim to provide the best care we can to all our residents.”