Sunderland care home staff nominated in prestigious industry awards

A care home manager in Sunderland has been nominated for awards in one of the care sector’s most prestigious awards.

Five members of the Ashlea Lodge Care Home in Millfield have been shortlisted in The Great British Care Awards, North East Region – a series of regional events throughout the UK that celebrate excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards is to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

Gill Varley has qualified in the Registered Manager category along with Joanne Dodds and Lynn Freckleton who also qualified in the Care Home Worker category. Chantal Cloughton was also successful in her nomination and was shortlisted in the Dementia Carer category and Maria Hackett has also qualified for The Care Home Cook/Chef award.

The 21 award categories represent all areas of the social care sector, whether it be older people or specialist services, residential or home care. From frontline staff such as care workers and care managers to people who have made an impact in other ways such as training and innovation.

Gill, Lynn, Joanne, Chantal and Maria were nominated for giving 200% to all areas of their work and consistently ensuring the residents have all they need and more. They are all delighted to have reached the second stage of judging and look forward to the announcement of the winners at the 2020 Regional Finals which, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, will be held at the Gala Evening on Thursday 6th May at the Grand Hotel in Gosforth.

Ashlea Lodge Care Home provides residential, residential dementia and short-term respite care and is part of Orchard Care Homes’ portfolio of homes in the North of England and The Midlands. They also have a new specialist dementia unit, offering a unique, bespoke model of care.  To learn more visit:


Headquartered in Harrogate, Yorkshire, Orchard Care Homes has been running and managing care homes across the UK for more than a decade and its mission to provide the highest standards of quality care for the elderly.

Orchard Care Homes provides care in the north of England and the Midlands offering nursing support, respite and dementia nursing in a compassionate and safe environment for residents along with reassurance to families and friends.

The organisation has invested heavily in modern technologies such as E-MAR (electronic medication), E-Care (electronic care plans) and E-Protect to help facilitate the best quality of care and enhance performance standards.

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