A care home in Kendal has received regional commendation alongside two awards for its staff members.

Heron Hill Care Home was recognised at the regional finals of the Great British Care Awards held at Kimpton Clock Tower in Manchester.

The team as a whole was up for several awards with individuals also in the running, and the nominations turned to victories in two categories.

Nicola Spedding said: "As the manager of the home I could not be any prouder of the achievements of the whole team and look forward to supporting them at the National Finals in March 2024, in Birmingham."

The Westmorland Gazette: The Heron Hill team at the awardsThe Heron Hill team at the awards (Image: Nicola Spedding)

Sandra Lawrence, the clinical lead at the home, was triumphant in the care planner/assessor award.

Mother and daughter duo Jamie Chacko, a nurse apprentice, and Julie Shaw, team leader, were recognised with the palliative care/end-of-life award.

Heron Hill was also recognised as highly commended in The Care Home Worker award, which went to Damoya Chewe, the home's health care assistant.

Added to this, there was also a commendation for the staff in the Care Home Team award.

Following the initial news of their nominations, Mrs Spedding explained: "The team work so hard and offer a huge amount of support to one another, our residents and their families.

"It’s a great opportunity for the staff attending the awards to get dressed up, as we don’t get to do it in our everyday roles."

The regional Great British Care Awards see the best of the care industry, from across the North West and Northern Ireland, meet at a Gala dinner event for the awards ceremony.

The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

The staff members from Heron Hill will now go on to compete at the national finals on March 22 at the ICC in Birmingham.