Local Greensleeves Care Home, Broadlands, Oulton Broad, Suffolk, has been recognised with a national award for its superb culinary skills. The Home has just received the prestigious Award for Care Catering Establishment of the Year from the National Association for Care Catering, beating more than 30 places UK- wide.
Praise was given to Broadlands’ for its high level of care, peaceful homeliness and the opportunities provided for relaxation in the Home’s extensive grounds. It triumphed in the category that recognises the Day Care Unit or Residential Care Establishment, whose service of meals delivers choice, meets dietary needs and ensures that the eating experience is thoroughly enjoyable. In fact, the judges described Broadlands as the place in which they would most like to be a resident.
Anne Maas, Manager, Broadlands, said:
“Proper nutrition is so important to older people and food is a major part of their day. We make home-cooked meals that are well-balanced and taste great. They are served attractively in delightful dining rooms. We are truly international and versatile as we cook foods from all over the world and hold barbeques and picnics too”.
Broadlands uses its own produce in the kitchen provided direct from the vegetable garden in the grounds, growing such nourishing delights as asparagus, beans, tomatoes, strawberries and gooseberries.
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About Broadlands Care Home
Broadlands is part of the renowned Greensleeves Homes Trust. The Home can accommodate 44 residents and is set in three acres of beautiful grounds, leading right onto the waterfront of the Broads. Residents are encouraged to enjoy life as much as possible with a range of both inside and outside activities.
About National Association for Care Catering
The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) is a progressive organisation representing
Professionals providing catering to the care industry. It is recognised by Local Authorities, independent providers, the charitable sector and Government departments as a prime source of information and opinion on all aspects of catering within the care sector and whose primary aim is to improve standards.
About Greensleeves Homes Trust
Greensleeves Homes Trust is a charity that has been providing residential care and nursing to older people for over twenty years. The Trust has seventeen homes in the UK.
Greensleeves is highly innovative and constantly adapts to meet the needs of older people. For instance, the organisation has successfully introduced the Eden Alternative approach to care to improve the quality of life for residents at all its homes.
Chairman, David Ballard and Chief Executive, Kate James, want the Trust to be recognised as a premium provider of care homes in England. David Ballard said: “The core values of the Trust are based around privacy, dignity, independence, choice and fulfilment. We will continue to uphold these standards in the coming years and will use them as a benchmark when tackling the challenges of the changing face of care for older people.”
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