Community Integrated Care Shortlisted At National Dementia Awards
Community Integrated Care is proud to have been shortlisted for two awards at Friday’s National Dementia Awards. These awards recognise initiatives by our charity to adopt leading person-centred approaches to support, as well as the successes of our colleagues and teams.
Carlingwark House, Castle Douglas was shortlisted for both accolades at the National Dementia Awards, which are endorsed by the Journal of Dementia Care. Mandy Kennedy has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Activity Coordinator for People Living with Dementia’. This recognises her creative approach to activities – including supporting residents to enjoy an eight week art course and arranging IT equipment for residents, so they can enjoy using the internet and connect with family members online.
It has also been shortlisted for the Best Dementia Continence Care Award, an award it has won for two consecutive years previously. The home adopts a person-centred approach to continence support – promoting dignity, wellbeing and independence. It also works in close partnership with the Care Inspectorate and NHS teams, to share and learn from leading approaches for continence support. Last year the home supported the development of a Care Inspectorate guide that promoted best practice in continence support, which was shared with every care home in Scotland.
This success follows the Community Integrated Care recently being victorious at the Laing Buisson Awards, with Spencers Villa in Durham picking up the Austism Spectrum Award.
Neil Matthewman, Chief Executive of Community Integrated Care, says: “Community Integrated Care has set itself an ambitious strategy and these awards celebrate our achievements in bringing it to life. They recognise the delivery of some of our key aims – promoting person-centred support, delivering integrated services and working in partnership with leading care sector groups. I’d like to congratulate Cath and the Carlingwark team for receiving this well-deserved recognition, and wish them well for the upcoming events.”