Is this Arnold care home the best in the country? Meet the dedicated staff in line for honours in the Great British Care Awards

 Is this Arnold care home the best in the country? Meet the dedicated staff in line for honours in the Great British Care Awards
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Four members of staff at a care home in Arnold have been shortlisted for awards and will attend a gala dinner next month.

Carers from Coppice Lodge in Arnold are finalists across six categories in the regional Great British Care Awards, thanks to their passion and commitment for their role.

Coppice Lodge finalists include Samantha Kavanagh, nominated for both the Care Home Registered Manager Award and the Putting People First Award; Catherine Goddard in the Care Home Worker category; Gillian Poole in the Chef category and Jane Hart, in the Dementia Carer category.

PICTURED: Gillian Poole and Jane Hart

Samantha Kavanagh, Coppice Lodge’s Home Manager, said: “I am overwhelmed to have been nominated for two awards and am incredibly proud of the finalists in my team. They all go above and beyond to improve the lives of our residents and this is testament to their hard work and dedication.”

Gillian Poole, Coppice Lodge chef, adds: “I absolutely love my role and it’s so fulfilling to see the residents enjoying their food, especially when they like it so much that they go for second helpings! I always go out of my way to make the meals special, and if there’s a birthday or anniversary there’s nothing I love more than whipping up a cake for everyone to enjoy.”

Stacey Linn, Ideal Carehomes Director, added: “We are incredibly proud of our Nottingham finalists and it’s fantastic to see them getting the recognition they deserve. Coppice Lodge and Fairway View both have dedicated teams and make a real difference to the lives of their residents. I wish them all the best for the finals.”

PICTURED: Carla Fairway

The Great British Care Awards celebrate excellence across the care sector, paying tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. 25 Ideal Carehomes staff are regional finalists this year after being chosen by Great British Care Awards judges out of hundreds of nominations from care homes across the country. 

The finalists will attend a gala dinner where they find out if they have made it through to the national round of the awards.

Coppice Lodge provides 24-hour residential and dementia care.

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