Norfolk’s largest care provider NorseCare is celebrating a double award win.
The company, which supports nearly 1,500 people in residential care homes and housing with care schemes, picked up two accolades at the Norfolk Care Awards last week.
Outgoing managing director Karen Knight received the Harold Bodmer Outstanding Achievement Award in recognition of her 30+ years working in social care and over eight years of leadership at NorseCare.
The special award, named after the former director of Norfolk adult social services, also celebrates her success in steering NorseCare to launch a new-build programme that culminated with £30 million plus developments, and achieve five ‘Outstanding’ ratings in 2019.
The second accolade – the Dignity and Respect Award – went to NorseCare’s Westfields care home in Swaffham, West Norfolk.
Judges at the awards felt the staff at the home empowered residents to have a say in the day to day running of the home, with dignity display boards promoting what it means to them, ensuring that it is at the heart of the care they receive.
NorseCare chief operating officer Martin Rix said: “The Norfolk Care Awards give amazing recognition to the care and support provided to many people. I am thrilled that we have received these awards and it is wonderful recognition of the high quality care that we provide in our homes and schemes and to Karen’s personal contribution over her long career in social care.”