Care home celebrates making finals of awards

Moira Clare, home manager at St Peter's House in Bury has been nominated for Best Dementia Care Manager in the National Dementia Care Awards. Head Chef Mark Jameson has been nomintaed for Best Care Chef in the National Care awards.
Moira Clare, home manager at St Peter's House in Bury has been nominated for Best Dementia Care Manager in the National Dementia Care Awards. Head Chef Mark Jameson has been nomintaed for Best Care Chef in the National Care awards.

St Peter’s Care Home is celebrating success after making it to the final of two national awards recognising excellence in care.

St Peter’s Care Home is celebrating success after making it to the final of two national awards recognising excellence in care.

Moira Clare has made it to the final in the best dementia care manager category of the National Dementia Care Awards while chef and kitchen manager Mark Jameson has reached the final in the Best Care Chef category of the National care Awards.

This is the third year that St Peter’s Care Home, Bury St Edmunds, has reached the final of the National Dementia Care Awards and Mrs Clare said it was focused on pursuing innovative methods to delivering the very best dementia care.

Among the innovations made at the home has been a memory garden which incorporates a bus stop, telephone box and beach hut.

Mrs Clare described Mr Jameson as an ‘inspirational chef’. She said that he ensures menus are ever-changing, consulting with residents and organising nights on culinary themes.

He was also praised for the time he spends creating menus for those with special dietary requirements.

The National Dementia Awards will be held on November 6 while the National Care Awards will take place on November 29.