Awards and Recognition

We are always proud and appreciative of the hard work our team put in every day, and are so grateful for the wonderful feedback we get on a daily basis from the people who live and work with us. Thanks to the dedication of our team, we have been recognised in awards ceremonies both locally and nationally. Take a look at some of our successes below!

Chanctonbury Healthcare shortlisted for two awards at the Business Excellence Awards

Chanctonbury Healthcare were proudly shortlisted in the Eastbourne Business Excellence Awards.

We were a finalist for the Large Business of the year which we took home earlier this year at the Women in Business awards! We were very proud to also be a finalist for Outstanding Contribution to the Community.

Oaklands Court wins Care Home of the Year (South) at the Caring UK awards!

Oaklands Court has won national recognition at a prestigious care industry awards ceremony, scooping an award.

The Horam, East Sussex home beat off strong opposition to be awarded the Regional South award at the second annual Caring UK Awards. The awards, organised by Script Events and leading industry publication Caring UK, with support from headline sponsor Clydesdale/Yorkshire Bank, recognise excellence, innovation and achievement in all corners of the industry.

To come out on top, the home went through a rigorous assessment process, which involved a site visit by a member of the awards’ team who toured the facility, chatted to residents and staff and examined all areas of the business from CQC reports to dignity within care. Detailed reports were then compiled and passed on to an expert judging panel, which included Nadra Ahmed OBE DL, of the National Care Association, Raj Kapoor of Alzheimer’s Society, Mario Kreft MBE of Care Forum Wales, Professor Jane Murphy, co-lead of the Ageing and Dementia Research Centre at Bournemouth University and Caring UK editor Dominic Musgrave, who decided the winners in each category from the shortlists.

Caring UK Awards event director Judith Halkerston said: “All our winners have had an arduous journey to this point – the standard of entries was overwhelming and every facility that walked away with an award should be extremely proud.” “Our awards’ night was an amazing celebration of the caring industry as a whole – it was lovely to see everyone having such a great time and receiving the recognition that they rightly deserve.” Awards were presented in 20 categories at a glittering ceremony at Leicester’s Athena venue, attended by more than 500 care industry professionals and hosted by journalist and broadcaster Christa Ackroyd.

Karen Pratt general manager of Oaklands Court said ‘It is without doubt the staff who create and maintain the standards of the home, Oaklands Court has an extraordinarily low staff turnover which speaks volumes of the happiness of the home, our staff and most importantly our residents. Team members and residents alike are immensely proud of being crowned Care home of the Year’

Training manager Jane Mills takes home the trophy at the Women in Business Awards!

Chanctonbury Healthcare were proud winners of the Women in Education category of this year’s East Sussex Women in Business Awards. Their achievement is thanks to the hard work and dedication of training manager, Jane Mills. Jane has worked in the industry for over 15 years and has designed specific training programmes for those wishing to develop managerial skills, particularly for those who at first lack confidence. Jane’s expertise and vision has made Chactonbury Healthcare a leading employer for women in the residential care industry.

Collecting her award from the College, Jane was all smiles. She modestly described the moment she won, “I hoped we’d get a mention, but I didn’t think it would actually happen.” Jane continued to explain the passion she has for her line of work, particularly when she has helped women develop employability skills. “It makes it all worthwhile when you help someone with zero confidence believe in themselves. I know women who didn’t think they had much to offer employers, but with encouragement and training, have gone on to achieve academically, and become team leaders and managers.” Jane’s win is well deserved and an inspiration for many.

Chanctonbury Healthcare winner of Large Business of the Year at the Women in Business Awards 2019!

Chanctonbury Healthcare are proud winners of the Large Business of the Year at the Women in Business awards. We were overjoyed to receive some wonderful testimonials from people who work and live with us. Some examples include:

I first started with Chanctonbury Healthcare in 2017. I joined as a member of their support team where I am lucky enough to work between three lovely, individual locations. I had no prior experience of working within a care home before and from my first interview I was overwhelmed by the warmth and kindness of the team. I feel privileged to be involved with such a special generation of people and proud of the homes that have been created

I cannot thank the staff enough in the care they took of my mother in her final weeks. They were all so kind and gentle – everyone from the wonderful manager and senior staff right through to the kitchen staff. They were all just so lovely, caring and compassionate. If I were to live in a care home myself, this is the one I would choose.


Activities co-ordinator is a finalist in the Towergate Care Awards

Our activities co-ordinator at Oaklands Court, Paula, was shortlisted in the Care Home Worker of the Year at the national Towergate Care Awards.

Paula works as the activities co-ordinator at Oaklands Court and has been part of the team for over 13 years. To say that she has had an impact on our home would be an understatement – Oaklands Court simply would not be Oaklands Court without her. Paula’s uniqueness cannot be defined by a single act, it is her dedication to the day to day impact she has on the wellbeing of every individual within our home.


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