Resident's relative nominates Sydenham House for Stars of Social Care Award
Residents and staff at our Sydenham House residential care home in Bridgwater are celebrating after a nomination from a resident’s relative saw them shortlisted for a national social care award.
Sydenham House is a finalist in the ‘Outstanding Care Home Provider Award’ at the Stars of Social Care Awards, which recognise and celebrate the very best of social care. The awards aim to ‘shine a light on the stars of social care, paying tribute to the workforce, who through dedication and a commitment to care, go above and beyond to support those who are most vulnerable’.
Nominated for delivering ‘priceless’ care
The home was nominated by Lisa, whose mother is a resident at Sydenham House.
‘My Mum isn’t the easiest of residents to care for as her behaviour can be challenging, but all the staff at Sydenham House treat her with respect. They have taken the time to understand her ways and needs, and can recognise when her mood is becoming low. They know how to change her demeanour to a positive one by making her laugh and encouraging her love of music.
“The moto at Sydenham House is that this is the residents’ home and the staff work within it. That’s how it feels every time I visit. I often watch the interaction between staff and other residents, and it’s always so positive and kind.
“I have been truly blown away with the level of care my Mum has received and how personally invested the staff are.
“Even during Covid restrictions when I couldn’t visit, I always knew that Mum would be well cared for and loved and that is priceless!”
A team effort
Sandy Davis, manager at Sydenham House, adds:
“We are so touched by Lisa’s kind words and amazing feedback about Sydenham House. We want all of our residents to feel happy and at home here, and to be nominated and shortlisted for a national award for doing just that, is a real credit to the whole team.
“Thank you, Lisa, for sharing your experiences and nominating Sydenham House for the Stars of Social Care Awards. We’re proud to have been shortlisted for an award, but we’re even more proud to be able to provide the individual care and support your Mum needs to live the life she chooses.”
Announcing the winners
Sydenham’s shortlisted nomination will now be reviewed by an expert panels of judges, before winners are announced at the Stars of Social Care Awards ceremony on 17th June, by presenter of ITV’s This Morning programme, Josie Gibson.
Good luck, Sydenham House!