Cranlea’s home manager Lynn Day has won a place in the national finals of the Great British Care Awards after being named the North East’s Registered Home Manager of the year.

Lynn, who was worked for Anchor nine years, said: “I’m overwhelmed to have been recognised. The award is testimony to the hard work colleagues at Cranlea do on a daily basis, and I’m privileged to be part of that team.” 

The award was made at a ceremony at Gateshead’s Hilton Hotel on Saturday 22 November, with the judges selecting Lynn from among six finalists from a criteria which called for a “high level of expertise, together with exceptional skills in the complex business of managing a care home.”

Lynn added, “Person-centred care is really important to me. I seek to provide an opportunity for people who are living here to still be a part of the community, and for staff to be empowered to reach their potential.”

District Manager Alan Gerono, who nominated Lynn for the award, said: “I’m really proud of Lynn. She constantly excels at her work, going the extra mile to give her residents a rich quality of life, and her colleagues the guidance and support they need to let them shine.”

Other Anchor colleagues who were named runners-up at the North East event were Eileen Kenyon, Sandra Irving, Michelle Alderson and Bernie Robinson, also from Cranlea care home; Ellie Cook from Kirkley Lodge; and Kelsey Lewis from Palmersdene.

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