Awards and Accolades
Entering awards not only underpins our No Place Like Home company brand values of exceptional quality customer service but it provides external scrutiny of what we are doing.
Outside inspection by Care Quality Commission and other bodies involved in the care sector affords a level of reassurance to our clients in the quality of our service.
Also, very importantly, entering awards demonstrates to our staff our openness and pride in how we operate and provides a superb opportunity to celebrate with them the success, which after all, is principally down to each and every one of our Personal Assistants who work daily with our clients to help improve their quality of life.
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY KENT AWARDS 2019
Most Inspiring Care Provider
No Place Like Home was honoured to receive the 'Most Inspiring Care Provider' at the 2019 Dementia Friendly Kent Awards held at the Kent Event Centre on 11th October 2019. A huge thank you to the person who nominated our wonderful team of Personal Assistants.
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY KENT AWARDS 2018
Emma Kent Award for Outstanding Contribution
Alison Carter was overwhelmed to receive this award in recognition of her long-term commitment to both supporting those affected by dementia and their families and to working in partnership with others to make Kent more dementia-friendly. No Place Like Home was also shortlisted for the Kent's Most Inspiring Care Provider award.
KENT CARE AWARDS 2018
Registered Manager and Home Carer of the Year
This year’s Kent Care Awards included many more organisations that previously. We were therefore absolutely thrilled that Rhona McClelland was recognised as the Best Registered Manager in the County and Mel Norris as the Best Home Carer in Kent. Other members of staff achieving Finalist Awards included Robin Wharfe, Donna Phelps and Sharon King.
SWALE BUSINESS AWARDS 2018
Customer Service and Commitment
We were delighted to win this Swale Business Award for the second time in recognition of our excellent customer service and commitment. The awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the unique services we are providing for elderly residents in our local area and to give recognition to our staff for the fantastic job that they are doing.
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY KENT AWARDS 2017
Community & Partnership Award
As Chair of Dementia Action Alliance Faversham, Alison Carter was thrilled to collect the 2017 Community & Partnership Project Award at the Dementia Friendly Kent Awards. The award was given in recognition of the 'Dementia: Ask the Experts Day' that we created and first ran last November in Faversham. This model has since been replicated in other parts of the county.
KENT CARE AWARDS 2017
Care Innovator Award
No Place Like Home was delighted to win the Care Innovator Award. It is fantastic to have our unique model of companionship and care validated by an external panel of judges. In addition, we received Runner Up awards for Best Registered Manager (Rhona McClelland), Best Dementia Carer (Robin Wharfe), Putting People First/Personalisation Award (Sharon King) and Best Care Team (all staff).
SKILLS FOR CARE GOOD & OUTSTANDING CARE GUIDE 2017
No Place Like Home was asked to contribute to the national Skills for Care's latest guide which is intended to help other care providers to improve their daily practice. Our Registered Manager, Rhona McClelland, attended a small workshop along with other providers rated Good and Outstanding by the Care Quality Commission. No Place Like Home is credited and cited in this national Guide.
SWALE BUSINESS AWARDS 2017
No Place Like Home did not take home a trophy in a particular category this year but we were delighted to be recognised as one of the top 17 businesses in the local area. It was a great evening with a dozen of our staff celebrating all their hard work over the past year. We intend to enter the awards again in 2018.
SWALE BUSINESS AWARDS 2016
Customer Service and Commitment
We were pleased to win the Swale Business Award for our company's customer service and commitment. The awards are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with our clients the unique services we are providing for elderly residents in our local area and to give recognition to our staff for the fantastic job that they are doing
KICA KENT CARE AWARDS 2016
Putting People First / Personalisation Award
We were absolutely delighted that our Senior Personal Assistant, Donna Phelps, achieved Finalist position at the Kent Integrated Care Alliance Kent Care Awards. A dozen of our team attended the event to celebrate with Donna.
KENT HEALTHY BUSINESS AWARD 2016
Top Excellence Award
The Kent Healthy Business Awards are standards to improve the health and well-being of our workforce. Inspectors focus on leadership, attendance management, health and safety requirements, mental health and well being, smoking and tobacco, physical activity, healthy eating, alcohol and substance use and care for the environment. The Workplace Wellbeing Charter linked to this award will next be inspected in 2018.
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY KENT AWARDS 2016
No Place Like Home was again selected as one of two finalists in the Dementia Friendly Kent Awards. This time, we were shortlisted for our creative approaches to dementia learning. In particular, the extent to which we encourage experiential learning.
KENT EXCELLENCE IN BUSINESS AWARDS 2016
Start-Up Business of the Year
Achieving finalist position in this Kent-wide awards event was a fantastic accolade for the way in which our company has been set up, planned and is operated. The judging process involved close scrutiny of how we manage No Place Like Home in all areas of our business.
DEMENTIA FRIENDLY KENT AWARDS 2015
Kent's Best Organisational Initiative
We were delighted to be one of two finalists chosen at the Dementia Friendly Kent Awards for our Free Dementia Workshop for Family Carers which Alison has been hosting with her mother, Leslie, since 2014. These workshops are still run every couple of months. Please call for information.
SKILLS FOR CARE ACCOLADES 2020
Best Employer of Under 50 Staff
In February 2020, we were delighted to be invited to attend our first national awards as one of 3 finalists nationally. Following nomination, we were short-listed for a validation day visit which felt much like a Care Quality Commission Inspection. Achieving this success speaks volumes for our focus on staff wellbeing.