Harrogate Dementia care specialist Vida Healthcare is celebrating after winning two awards at the Great British Care Awards 2021.

Vida received two awards at the ceremony held in York’s National Railway Museum on Wednesday (21st July) – having been shortlisted for 11 awards in total.

Home Manager at Vida Healthcare Sharon Oldfield won the Frontline Leader Award, whilst Nicola Dodds scooped the Dementia Carer Award.

Sharon said:

“2021 has been a challenging year for all of us involved in social care as we continue to cope with the effects of the pandemic, so it’s brilliant to have an event like this which celebrates our hard work and dedication to the people that we care for.”

“While the award win is fantastic, my main priority is the wonderful residents at Vida Healthcare and making sure that we continue to deliver the care and support they need to live high quality and enriched lives.”

The Awards are a series of regional events held throughout the UK, designed to pay tribute to organisations and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievements in the care sector.

Founded in 2010, Vida Healthcare was established to transform the provision of dementia care.

It offers specialist accommodation and full-time care for people living with dementia, and recently joined the top four per cent of adult social care services after securing Care Quality Commission Outstanding ratings for both its homes.

James Rycroft, Managing Director at Vida Healthcare, said:

“We wanted to take this opportunity to recognise our incredible and hardworking staff who go above and beyond in their daily duties.

“The commitment they’ve shown to Vida and our residents over the past few pressured months has enabled us to continue providing exceptional dementia care to our residents and keeping their families connected to daily life while they’re unable to visit.

“The award wins are well deserved and everyone across our homes; Vida Grange and Vida Hall; are thrilled that their team members have been recognised at such a prestigious event.”

Vida Healthcare also recently announced the launch of its new state-of-the-art care home, Vida Court, which has been built to transform the care available to people living with dementia

One family member of a resident living at Vida Healthcare said:

“I fully appreciate how caring all the staff are, and how well they’re looking after everyone despite the huge disruptions they’ve experienced and the increased workload. They are quite exceptional.”

To find out more about Vida Healthcare and to see more about the new Vida Court, visit www.vidahealthcare.co.uk 

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