Best Kept Garden of the Year is at Whittington House
Whittington House nursing home, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, has won the best kept garden title this week at the Caring Homes Group Recognition Awards.
With more than 5,500 employees across the group and more than 140 homes and services Whittington House beat off stiff competition to be recognised as having the Best Kept Garden of the Year.
The awards were presented at a glittering ceremony hosted at the Grove Hotel in Watford and presented by musician and singer Ronan Keating.
Whittington House Nursing Home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire is a modern, purpose-built home and provides residential, nursing and specialist dementia care for up to 66 people. The home is situated in a residential location and backs onto private woodland. Whittington House was rated Good in the latest CQC inspection which took place in March.
Following a review of over 3,000 nominations received from colleagues and people supported for the awards, Whittington House was nominated for its garden.
The judges shared the views of one nomination which stated; “The gardens have been transformed in the last few months. Raised beds that have been planted by staff and residents from each unit and now include flowers, vegetables, herbs and fruit, making the most of the outside space which is available to them.”
Attended by over 340 guests the evening was a great occasion, with colleagues and business partners coming together to celebrate the very best care and support provided by outstanding people.
Paul Jeffery, CEO, Caring Homes Group stated; “The Recognition Awards 2017, provided an opportunity to showcase talent, dedication and commitment, as well as demonstrate the crucial role our professionals play in caring for some of the most vulnerable people in our society.
It’s very important that we celebrate success, from the finalists nominated, to the thousands of our colleagues making a significant contribution to caring for and supporting people all over the UK.”
The event was generously sponsored by Caring Homes Group’s business partners, who together made the event possible.