Staff at a care home in Bedford are celebrating an award - after being nominated by a resident’s son.
The team at Elcombe House on De Parys Avenue, part of St Andrew’s Care Homes, were announced as the winners of the Care Team of the Year at the East Midlands Care Awards 2013 held last week.
Winners of the awards, which celebrate excellence in social care, were announced in Nottingham at a gala evening where the team at Elcombe House beat four other finalists to the Care Team of the Year award.
In announcing the winners, the judges said: “The team at Elcombe House showed passion and dedication extending beyond all expectation and demonstrated holistic approaches to involve every team member.
“They were nominated by a resident’s son and we too can see this team are care workers in the true sense of the word.”
Chris Ryan, managing director at St Andrew’s Care Homes, said: “I’m delighted for all the staff at Elcombe House on winning this prestigious award.
“From comments I get from our residents and from what I see every day I’m well aware that every member of staff delivers a level of care that is truly outstanding.
“It’s the icing on the cake to see this acknowledged by independent judges in this way.”
The care team at Elcombe House will now go forward to represent the East Midlands in the national awards final which will be held in London in April next year.