An award-winning month for OCH

28 June 2024 News

June has been an exceptional month for our group, marked by a series of prestigious nominations and awards that celebrate our commitment to outstanding dementia care and innovative practices.

We were over the moon to be shortlisted for 5 Dementia Care Awards:

  • Co-Production and Partnerships Award
  • Dementia Care Innovator Award
  • Dementia Change Agent Award
  • Creative Nutrition Award
  • Dementia-Friendly Business Award

On the night, we were Highly Commended in the 'Dementia-Friendly Business Award' category. This acknowledgment underlines our dedication to creating environments that are not only safe and supportive for people living with dementia, but also deeply integrated with the broader community.

Our commitment to excellence was further recognised at our first ever Health Investor Awards, where we were finalists in two major categories:

  • Specialist Care Provider of the Year (Large Group)
  • Residential Elderly Care Provider of the Year (Medium Group)

And last but definitely not least, we attended the Stars of Social Care Awards, where we were shortlisted in 4 categories:

  • Inspirational Care Home Manager (North) 
  • Care Home Design Award
  • Outstanding Care Home Provider
  • Technology and Innovation Award

We are incredibly proud to have WON the most prestigious award of the night for Outstanding Care Home Provider!

The judges praised Orchard Care Homes for our unwavering commitment to personalised, inclusive care. They highlighted our Reconnect specialist dementia care communities, which offer personalised environments that promote independence and well-being. They also commended our comprehensive training and development programmes that enable colleagues to deliver bespoke care plans, leading to significant improvements in resident outcomes. Our collaborative culture and dedication to colleague recognition were also recognised as key factors in our success.

Hayden Knight, our CEO, expressed his gratitude, saying: “This is very much an award for each and every person who works at Orchard Care Homes. The judges said some very complimentary things about the work of colleagues across our homes; this would not be possible without their dedication and commitment towards making sure every resident lives their best possible life with us.”

This month has truly highlighted the exceptional efforts of our teams and their dedication to providing the highest standard of care.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us and contributed to these remarkable achievements!