Susannah Barker-Milan, Home Manager at Eccleshare Court Care Home in Lincoln, has won the Dementia Care Manager 2018 at the 20th National Care Awards. Susannah was presented with her award by host Jon Culshaw at the high-profile Gala Night held on Friday, 30th December at the Hilton London Metropole attended by over 700 guests.
The judges chose Susannah following her turn-around of a care home that required improvement, driven through encouraging positive risk taking and leading effective changes in management. Susannah took a change in career to improve the lives of everyone at Eccleshare Court and is building a sense of community in the home and local area.
“I am absolutely delighted to win this award, it means so much to me as we’ve worked very hard at Eccleshare Court to put person centered dementia care at the heart of everything we do here” said Susannah
“We are delighted that Susannah has been recognized with this prestigious national award” said Alykahn Kachra, Managing Director at Country Court Care “With Susannah’s guidance meaningful opportunities have been embedded into the values not just at Eccleshare Court but across the Country Court Care Group.”
The National Care Awards are an annual event organised by Caring Times, a management magazine for the social care sector. Caring Times reflects the opinions of the social care sector, focusing on news affecting the private, public and not-for-profit providers of nursing and residential care. The 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. There were 18 categories to enter overall and there were four or five finalists in each category. For more information and all categories, please visit https://careinfo.org/award/national-care-awards-2018/