Anchor wins Residential Care Provider of the Year
At one of the most prestigious award ceremonies of the year for the health and care sectors, Anchor has won ‘Residential Care Provider of the Year’.
Anchor’s top prize came in one of the most hotly-contested categories of the Health Investor Awards.
The packed audience of executives from major players across the health and social care sectors saw Anchor’s Care Services Director, Mark Greaves, Rob Martin, Head of Care Quality and Kate Desmond, Head of Care Services for Surrey presented with their trophy by TV celebrity Rory Bremner.
Speaking after the event, Mark Greaves commented: “My commitment has always been to constantly improve the quality of care for our customers and support those people living with dementia. What I have found in my numerous visits to homes is a real passion to deliver services that stand out and lead the way in the important area of dementia care so on behalf of these wonderful people, it gives me great pleasure to accept this award.
“The judges recognised our achievements in providing great care for our residents, while continuing to develop and innovate in a competitive and challenging market. The award is testament to everyone’s hard work throughout Anchor, from colleagues in our care settings to those in our support functions”.
Amongst numerous innovations, the judges noted that Anchor has trialled Tovertafel, the Dutch invention also known as Magic Tables in 11 care homes, increased the number of homes meeting the challenge of Anchor Inspires, the organisation’s best practice model of care for people living with dementia and made its food offering more responsive to customer preferences.
On a national level Anchor became the first care and housing provider to introduce Workplace by Facebook, an innovative social media platform for internal communications, and its Standing Up 4 Sitting Down campaign asked retailers to provide seating in shops, so older people can access the high street more easily. The campaign received an enormous response and led to high street retailers such as Sainsbury’s, Argos, Virgin Money, Debenhams, and Morrisons pledging their support bringing a little known issue affecting older people to the fore.