‘We’re completely focused on our clients’: Prestigious award for best ‘boutique’ care home in Northamptonshire

Judges were impressed with activities on offer, as well as staff attitude

By Carly Odell
Thursday, 6th May 2021, 4:27 pm

A prestigious award has been handed to the staff at a care home which has been named as the best ‘boutique’ home in Northamptonshire.

Grangefield Care Home in Northampton Road, Earls Barton, cares for up to 23 older people and has been run by its current owners since 2005.

Staff have now been rewarded for their hard work and their ‘our clients come first’ attitude with a well-respected award in the GHP (Global Health and Pharma) Private Healthcare Awards.

Some of the staff at Grangefield with the Private Healthcare Award.

The residential home has been named as the best ‘boutique’ care home in Northamptonshire, which bosses say they are extremely proud of.

Nikul Odedra, owner of Grangefield Care Home, said: “Our aim has always been to create an elegant home that looks more like a boutique hotel than a care home.

“When you take pride in how a place looks and feels, it then sets the tone on how the home operates.

“We are a small, independent care home so to be recognised for such a prestigious award is something we are so proud of.

Bosses are extremely proud of the award.

“This award is particularly special since we had a Covid-19 outbreak in January 2021 and we all worked so hard to nurse our residents back to good health.

“We have an amazing staff team and this award rewards them for their huge effort.”

The GHP judging panel was impressed by the care home’s activities, staff culture and attitude, as well as the use of social media to keep relatives up-to-date.

Judging comments read: “A culture has been created within the home of fun and laughter by Mrs Hambrook. She spearheads an energetic team of staff, which lays on various activities that range from yoga and armchair aerobics to scrabble and arts and crafts.

“Grangefield even has its own Facebook page, which provides families with updates on activities and events.

“Using this platform, the home regularly uploads Tik Tok videos of staff and residents singing and dancing.

“As well as the care home, Grangefield has a separate homecare operation that helps elderly people continue living in their own homes.

“By remaining small, this service is able to offer the attention to detail that larger agencies may struggle to provide.”

Manager, Wendy Hambrook, added: “Our greatest asset is our wonderful and dedicated staff team.

“Having the right team in place is essential for Grangefield since we set such high objectives. “Being a small and close-knit home, allows us to be completely focused on our clients.

“Staff have a real sense of ownership and take huge pride in what they do.”

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