Arthur House is celebrating after its manager received a top award.
Nicholas Kee Mew won the award for “Dementia Care Inspiring Leader” at the National Dementia Care Awards, an annual event organised by The Journal of Dementia Care. The ceremony was held at Doncaster Racecourse, South Yorkshire. John Middleton, the former Emmerdale actor, hosted the event.
The awards recognise the very best people in the dementia care sector, whose exceptional work and contributions “make better care a reality”. There were 16 categories to enter overall and there were four or five finalists in each category with two independent judges.
Nicholas received the award for being an inspiration to his team, developing morale and well-being at Arthur House that motivates the team to make a real difference to the experience of people living with dementia that they support.
Arthur House was rated ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the health and social care regulator, when it was inspected earlier this year. The care home is located in Wimbledon, south-west London. It supports up to 12 older people with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Nicholas Kee Mew, said: “I am lost for words. I am really thankful to my colleagues for helping me to make Arthur House the great place that it is. This has been such a brilliant year for us, and I just want to make sure that 2018 is just as successful.”
Hayden Knight, Managing Director of Priory Adult Care for North, Scotland and Northern Ireland, said: “Arthur House is a benchmark to all care homes. Nicholas has led Arthur House to make it an exceptional home. I am so pleased that he has received this accolade and I am sure that he will continue to be a great leader.”
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