14th October 2019

Haviland House has been selected for the final of the 'Best Dementia Care Home' category in the National Dementia Care Awards 2019.

Haviland is a 63-bed purpose-built specialist nursing home devoted solely to supporting people living with dementia.

Its key focus is to provide a truly person-centred approach, creating an environment where 'family members' truly feel at home and engaged with.

The National Dementia Care Awards recognises the very best in dementia care across the social care sector, paying tribute to those who have demonstrated outstanding performance in their field of work.

Jo Burnell, registered manager at Haviland House, said: “We are delighted that Haviland has been shortlisted. This is recognition of all the hard work, commitment, and the genuine love and affection we all have for our family members.

“People come to Haviland to ‘live well with dementia’, to lead happy and fulfilled lives in spite of their dementia diagnosis. Our care approach and environment is focused on providing a proper home that is lively, colourful, and filled with love and laughter. All staff at Haviland share the same goals and agree that this way of working is the absolute right way, and it is a privilege to be able to share in the lives of so many amazing people who come to live with us.”

At Haviland, the staff no longer wear uniforms or name badges. These can convey a professional distance and at Haviland they want to ensure that family members feel they are in a comfortable and relaxing space – a continuation of home. This is reinforced by living spaces being made to look less clinical and more like a family home.

To uphold family members' engagement, the home organises a whole host of activities that promote happiness and fun, including painting their summerhouse and ice cream parlour, having non-denominational services on a Sunday, annual pantomimes, trips to Devil’s Dyke and the gardening centre, as well as a variety of monthly entertainment, where singing and dancing is guaranteed.

Winners of the National Dementia Awards will be presented with their trophies at the high profile Gala Night held on Thursday 7th November at Doncaster Racecourse, attended by over 400 guests. 

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