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Double win for Grange

Posted on November 02 2005 at 9:04:41

Val Roberts (activities co-ordinator), Mrs Wells (resident), Jane Neary (care manager), Emile Yardley (gardener), Martin Price (gardener) and Mrs Reid (resident)

Burcot Grange Residential Care Home has won two awards recently – one for its outstanding grounds and another for its dedication in listening to residents.

The award for “Best Business Frontage” commends the best-kept frontages of commercial properties in Lickey, Blackwell, Burcot, Barnt Green and Alvechurch, and was presented last month at the Lickey & Blackwell Parish Council Flower Show.

Burcot Grange received a medal and shield to display at the home plus £20 worth of gift vouchers to spend at a local garden centre, which will be given to residents to spend for their gardening club. The title is held for a year.

The gardens at Burcot Grange are opened to the public every year during the summer, and serve many events held at the home.

A spokesperson said: “The gardeners all work very hard to keep the grounds looking fabulous and accessible for the residents. Although they receive much appreciation from residents, staff and visitors, it is a further mark of success for them to receive an award like this.”

Burcot Grange has also become one of just 20 care homes in Worcestershire to be awarded the Have Your Say kitemark, which recognises the commitment of its staff in listening to and understanding residents’ needs.

A group of specially selected and trained “peer visitors” called in at Burcot Grange to catch a glimpse of life at the home, and see how residents were valued, as well as quizzing the residents themselves on how they felt their views were treated. A presentation ceremony was held last month.

A spokesperson commented, “We are very pleased with the accreditation, which underlines our aim to promote independence and respect residents’ views on all aspects of the home.”

Pictured: Val Roberts (activities co-ordinator), Mrs Wells (resident), Jane Neary (care manager), Emile Yardley (gardener), Martin Price (gardener) and Mrs Reid (resident).

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