13th November 2019

Our Haviland House care home has overcome stiff competition to make the final of the Skills for Care Accolades awards, which rewards social care organisations who invest in their workforce so they can offer high quality services.

This marks the third time this year that our specialist dementia care home has been nominated for a national award. Earlier this month, Haviland was a finalist in the ‘Best Dementia Care Home’ category of the National Dementia Care Awards and in August Eileen Garbutt, the home’s Health & Wellbeing Coordinator, won the National Activity Providers Association’s ‘Best Activity Coordinator’ award.

Eileen Garbutt, winner of the National Activity Providers Association's 'Best Activity Coordinator' award, with a family

Now Haviland has been nominated in the ‘Most effective approach to leadership and management’ category in the Skills for Care Accolades awards, which was open to over 18,500 adult social care employers in England. They will find out if they have won the national award at the Accolades ceremony in London on Wednesday 22nd January 2020, which will be hosted by TV dance legend Anton du Beke.

Tracey Wadey, Guild Care’s Director of Residential and Nursing Services, said: “I’m so proud of the nominations that Haviland House has received this year and the hard work that has led to them. Being recognised nationally is such an amazing achievement. We’re all keeping our fingers crossed for January!”

A Guild Care staff member with family members in Haviland's new indoor garden room

Interim Skills for Care CEO Andy Tilden said: “My congratulations to the team at Haviland House as our Accolades awards are open to thousands of organisations who offer care and support across England so to even make the final is a huge achievement.

“Competition in this category was fierce, but all the judges were impressed by the way Haviland offer their workers learning and development opportunities at every stage of their careers which means they can deliver high quality care that meet the individual needs of the people they work with.”