National Care Awards 2016





The National Care Awards took place on Friday 25th November at the Hilton London Metropole, Edgware Road.


Main Sponsor: Christie & Co

 Winners of the National Care Awards were presented with their trophies by Keith Duffy at the high profile Gala Night held on Friday 25th November at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel, attended by over 700 guests.

 The National Care Awards is the longest established Annual Awards and is organised by social care’s leading publication, Caring Times. Caring Times reflects the opinion leaders in the social care sector, focusing on news affecting the private, public and not-for-profit providers of nursing and residential care. The Awards were devised to celebrate the very best people in the long-term care sector, highlighting excellence and rewarding those who work tirelessly to provide consistently outstanding care. There were 18 categories to enter overall and there were up to five finalists in each category, each judged by panels of three independent judges

“Caring Times is delighted that Christie & Co are continuing with their much appreciated main sponsorship of the National Care Awards. Christie & Co have been our partners in building the National Care Awards over 18 years into the largest and most respected Awards in the sector. We encourage all care providers to enter next year and be part of an event which culminates in the superb Gala Night on 25 November – an event which everyone taking part values, celebrating as it does the very best people in the sector.”
–         Dr Richard Hawkins, Editor-in-Chief, Caring Times
“Christie & Co has been delighted to be involved in the National Care Awards since their inception. It remains one of the sector’s premier events, attended by the whole industry, whilst retaining its ethos of highlighting the work done by individuals on a day-to-day basis, providing quality care. It is crucial to showcase all that is good in the sector and remind everyone in the commitment and sheer hard work by many people across the UK.”
          Richard Lunn, Director & Head of Care, Christie & Co

National Care Awards 2016 Gallery

Please hover to scroll through images from the Awards Presentation Dinner and Drinks Reception
or click to see the full album

National Care Awards 2016

Photobooth at the National Care Awards 2016

Caring Times were delighted to be working with Showtime Photo Booth for the 4th year running at this years award ceremony, sponsored by Compass Associates. They supplied their Classic photo booth in black from 11.00pm till late.

Please click the link below to scroll through images from the Photobooth, sponsored by Compass Associates, at the National Care Awards.

National Care Awards Photobooth Album



Congratulations to our Winners at the 18th National Care Awards 2016!

Carer 2016
Doreen Knight, Caring Homes

Care Registered Nurse 2016
Sam Cutts, Brandon Park Nursing Home, Stowlangtoft Healthcare

Care Team 2016
Lloyd Court Care Team, NorseCare

Care Manager 2016
Caroline Davies, Ty Iscoed Care Home, Caerphilly County Borough Council

Special Needs Manager 2016
Andrew Hood, Tees Alive, Community Integrated Care

Dementia Care Manager 2016
Phil Benson, EachStep Blackburn, Community Integrated Care

Care Operations Manager 2016
Ruth French, Stowlangtoft Healthcare

Care Activities Co-ordinator 2016
Lisa McLaughlin, Belong Warrington

Care Housekeeper 2016
Ieva Bagurske, Sonnet Care Homes

Care Chef 2016
Tim Ware, Lexicon Health Care

Care Home of the Year 2016
Valerie Manor

The Dignity & Respect Care Home of the Year 2016
Lelant Nursing Home, Pilling Care Homes

Care Apprentice 2016
Carly Walden, Pearl Healthcare

Resident Engagement 2016
Eleanor Wilson, Drummond Grange, Barchester Healthcare

Care Leadership 2016
Jane Sadowski, Sonnet Care Homes

Care Home Group 2016

Lifetime Achievement 2016
Benet Ormerod, Barchester Healthcare

Care Personality 2016
Pete Calveley, Barchester Healthcare



National Care Awards Winners Lunch, partnered by Coutts

This year, for the first time, Caring Times have pleasure in announcing there will be a Winners Lunch which will take place at the superb Coutts HQ, 440 Strand, London, WC2R 0QS, on 16th February 2017. We are very grateful to Coutts for making their much admired building available to us. The purpose of this event is to celebrate all the winners of the awards and give them a chance to mingle with each other and discuss their individual experiences.

“Coutts Healthcare specialists understand the unique funding requirements of companies within the healthcare sector. Through long-standing relationships , we deliver banking solutions to meet our clients’ individual needs. The team is proud to work with a number of leading care home, assisted living and extra care housing operators and also provides innovative banking for GP surgeries and dental practices. We are delighted to be an official partner at this leading event on the Healthcare calendar.”
Martin Smyth, Head of Healthcare, Coutts Commercial

ecg_logo_v01_160216 Finalist Prize goes to Joan Agcaoili of Athena Care Homes!

For the first time ever one of the lucky finalists at the National Care Awards 2016 walked away with another fabulous prize…. A Luxury Spa break including a candle lit dinner for two.  

 This amazing prize to treat one of the hard working finalists has been generously donated by Evolve Care Group. The rapidly expanding group operates retirement villages and dementia specialist homes throughout England and Wales.

sky#SkyScreenStar Twitter Wall sponsored by Sky

This year saw the return of the #SkyScreenStar Twitter Wall at the 18th National Care Awards. We ran the #bestdressedlady and #bestdressedman competition on the night and our lucky winners will receive 2 tickets to a Premier League Broadcast match with teams of their choice.



We would like to thank everyone who has entered the National Care Awards 2016. The standard of nominations this year has been truly exceptional.

Carer 2016
  • Jodi Moore, AbleCare Homes
  • Doreen Knight, Caring Homes
  • Patrick Bond, Outlook Care/Scott Court
  • Netty Mitchell, Sanctuary Care
  • Linda Elmer, Stowlangtoft Hall Nursing Home, Stowlangtoft Healthcare
Care Registered Nurse 2016
  • Christine Tansey, Ty Enfys, Hallmark Care Homes
  • Eileen Docherty, Craigielea, The Holmes Care Group
  • Freda Clark, Northlands Nursing Home
  • Razvan Vadana, Avondale Care Home, Porthaven Care Homes
  • Sam Cutts, Brandon Park Nursing Home, Stowlangtoft Healthcare
Care Team 2016
  • Linda Stewart & Felicity Nott, Brooklyn House Nursing Home, Caring Homes
  • Marie Shepherd & Heather McCann, Groveland Park, Berkley Care Group
  • Marie Quantrill & Diana Youngman, Lloyd Court Care Team, NorseCare
  • Tanya Grant & Amy Thomas, Manor Park Care Team, Manor Park Nursing Home
  • Allison Horley & Rachel Kershaw, New Deanery Care Team, Sonnet Care Homes
Care Manager 2016
  • Ann Ambrose, Nazareth Lodge Residential Care Home
  • Caroline Davies, Ty Iscoed Care Home, Caerphilly County Borough Council
  • Charlotte Little, PJ Care
  • Janie Pearman, Belmore Lodge, Lymington, Colten Care
  • Louise Turner, The Old Vicarage
Special Needs Manager 2016
  • Andrew Hood, Tees Alive, Community Integrated Care
  • Emma Jarrett, Homeleigh, The Regard Group
  • Heather Jupp, Livingstone Road Service, The Regard Group
  • Lesley Mansfield, The Old School House, Rushcliffe Care
Dementia Care Manager 2016
  • Beverley Manzar, Ebury Court Care Home
  • Kevin Hewlett, Hale Place Care Homes Ltd
  • Mark Bird, Avery Healthcare
  • Phil Benson, EachStep Blackburn, Community Integrated Care
  • Sujjata Singh, Ty Enfys, Hallmark Care Homes
Care Operations Manager 2016
  • Kieron Walsh, Hallmark Care Homes
  • Lindsay Rees, Colten Care
  • Ruth French, Stowlangtoft Healthcare
  • Sam Hawker, AbleCare Homes
Care Activities Co-ordinator 2016
  • Janet Crawley, Colleycare Ltd, B&M Care
  • Jo Crosby, Sonnet Care Homes
  • Lisa McLaughlin, Belong Warrington
  • Patricia Eyre, Avery Healthcare
  • Susan Hough, Vista
Care Housekeeper 2016
  • Alain Hirkoo, Merlewood Care Home, Elizabeth Finn Homes Ltd
  • Carol Clapcott, The Aldbury, Colten Care
  • Ieva Bagurske, Sonnet Care Homes
  • Jacqui Law, Deer Park View, Caring Homes
  • Susan Gaskarth, Defoe Court, HC-One
Care Chef 2016
  • Alan Cash, Care UK
  • David Jacques, Colten Care
  • Lindsey Grant, brighterkind
  • Richard Baker, Stowlangtoft Hall Nursing Home, Stowlangtoft Healthcare
  • Tim Ware, Lexicon Health Care
Care Home of the Year 2016
  • Shaun Canavan & Jonathan Perez, Avondale Care Home, Porthaven Care Homes
  • Vikki Norris & Stacey Parker, Bishops Way Therapy Led Assessment, Recovery and Enablement Service, Helme Hall Ltd
  • Sandra O’Grady & Louise Stephens, Holmwood Residential Home, Holmwood Care Limited
  • Mandy Thorn & Carey Bloomer, The Uplands at Oxon, Marches Care Ltd
  • Alan Fry & Jane Carrington-Smith, Valerie Manor
The Dignity & Respect Care Home of the Year 2016
  • Anna Filsell & Andrea Winfield, Harbour House, West Bay Housing Society Ltd
  • Sue Wills & Marie-Claire Foale, Lelant Nursing Home, Pilling Care Homes
  • Michelle Bryant & Harry Barden, Mount Ephraim House, Greensleeves Care
  • Nikki Kelly & Estelle Hoe, Mount Pleasant, Caring Homes
  • Shaaron Caratella & Sarah Lutaaya, Queens Court, Barchester Healthcare
Care Apprentice 2016 
  • Amy Sweeney, Hallmark Care Homes
  • Carly Walden, Pearl Healthcare
  • Ellie O’Grady, Anchor
  • Gemma Sedman, Barchester Healthcare
Resident Engagement 2016
  • Barbara Wills, Hallmark Care Homes
  • Becky Elford, The Old Vicarage
  • Eleanor Wilson, Drummond Grange, Barchester Healthcare
  • Jonathan Perez, Avondale Care Home, Porthaven Care Homes
Care Leadership 2016
  • Christina Walford, Autumn Years Care
  • Jane Sadowski, Sonnet Care Homes
  • Sandra O’Grady, Holmwood Residential Care
  • Joan Agcaoili, Athena Care Homes
Care Home Group 2016
  • Chris Manthorp & Helen Gidlow, Barchester Healthcare
  • James Allen & Laird MacKay, Caring Homes
  • Charlotte Oppong-Agyare & Dr Claire Royston, Four Seasons Health Care
  • Karen Knight, NorseCare
  • Guy Page & Kay Beacham, The Regard Group
Lifetime Achievement 2016
  • Bhavna Emery-Jones
  • Devanand Fowdar, Thistle Healthcare
  • Jill Eltham, The Close Nursing Home
  • Kevin Hewlett, Hale Place Care Homes Ltd
  • Benet Ormerod, Barchester Healthcare
Care Personality 2016
  • Bhavna Kean-Rao, BKR Care Consultancy
  • Gary Sherwood, Pearl Healthcare
  • Pete Calveley, Barchester Healthcare
  • Sandie Foxhall-Smith, The Regard Group


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