Care team of the year named

Valerie Manor staff celebrate winning South East Regional Care Team 2014
Valerie Manor staff celebrate winning South East Regional Care Team 2014

VALERIE Manor care home in Upper Beeding has been named South East Regional Care Team 2014.

Owner Zoë Bates, who has managed the Henfield Road home for the last seven years, said the team had been finalists in previous years and she was honoured to win this time.

“It was such a lovely evening and one that I was delighted to share with not only some of the staff but my mum and dad, who without them I wouldn’t be here at Valerie Manor.

“I am so proud of the Valerie Manor care team, I wanted to recognise their hard work and dedication by nominating them for this award on behalf of the relatives and residents here at Valerie Manor.

“We have a residents meeting once a month and the residents always end the meeting by saying how well cared for and lucky they are to be here.

“The residents are paramount in everything that we do and are involved every step of the way in the planning and running of the home, individual members of the team are always exploring ways in which we can improve the care provided here and work alongside their colleagues to implement new initiatives and changes to meet the every changing needs of our residents.

“Winning the award not only means so much to the wonderful team here but is so special for the residents.”

Office manger Alan Fry added: “The care team, which I am proud to say I am part of, are a truly special group of people.

“The team have received numerous nominations and been finalists as well, but to win the care team of year in the south east region really is a huge achievement and one to be rightly proud of.

“Their dedication and thoughtfulness is not restricted just to the residents but also to the visitors and colleagues.”