A care home in Evesham that supports almost 50 people with dementia or acquired brain injuries has been shortlisted in three separate categories at this year’s National Care Awards.

The Hawthorns, which is run by Shaw healthcare, has been shortlisted for Care Home of the Year and Team of the Year, while the home’s manager, Mary Tasker, is in the running for Dementia Care Manager of the Year. The accolades come hot of the heels of the service being awarded a much sought-after ‘outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest grade awarded by the independent regulator.

The National Care Awards is an annual event organised by Caring Times magazine. The magazine reflects the opinions of the entire social care sector, focusing on private, public and not-for-profit providers of nursing and residential care. Its awards were devised to celebrate the very best people in the long-term care sector, by highlighting excellence and rewarding those who work tirelessly to provide consistently outstanding care. 
Mrs Tasker and members of the Hawthorns team, along with the other finalists, will now be interviewed by two independent judges in London next month, with the award winners being presented with their trophies at a high-profile Gala Night on 29th November, at the Hilton London Metropole, in front of more than 700 guests.

Mrs Tasker said: “It has been such a fantastic year for the Hawthorns and these nominations are yet another recognition of all the hard work our team puts in, day after day, to make the Hawthorns the wonderful place it is.” 

Mike Smith, operations director at Shaw healthcare, added: “Everyone at Shaw is so proud of the amazing team at The Hawthorns and the level of person-centred care they deliver for the residents there. First the CQC inspection, now these nominations, it is well deserved recognition for all the hard work and effort that everyone has put in.”

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