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Ideal Carehomes Scoops Prestigious National Award

Published: Thursday 4th May 2017

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Ideal Carehomes has been named in the “Top 20 Recommended Mid-size Care Home Group in the UK” 2017 as part of the awards for a second year in a row. 

The award recognises  Ideal Carehomes’ impressive group score of 9.4/10 on the leading comparison website.  The news has added further celebration to the recent success of Ideal Carehomes’ Chris Beech, Chef at their care home Newfield Lodge in Castleford, who won the prestigious award for Cook/Chef at the Great British Care Awards 2016/17.

The Awards highlight the most recommended care home groups in the UK based on reviews submitted by residents as well as families and friends of residents.  Reviewers are asked for their opinion on key parts of care home life, including: Care & Support, Staff, Food & Drink, Activities and Value for Money.  They are also asked how likely they would be to recommend the home to others.

One of  Ideal Carehomes’ reviewers posted: “I can’t thank them all enough for their consideration and care and for allowing my dad the dignity and compassion which each and every one gave him, thank you”.

Davina Ludlow, Director of, said“Care home groups, which put compassion, dignity and kindness at the heart of their care, are making a huge difference to residents’ lives.  Ideal Carehomes has proved that it provides a high standard of care throughout its homes and it is a real achievement to be recognised for being in the top 20 mid-size care home groups in the UK.”

 Matt Lowe, Chief Executive for  Ideal Carehomes, is delighted by the result and commented: “We are extremely proud to have won this award and it is testament to each and every one of our homes.  The reviews prove that Ideal Carehomes’ are a great place to live for our residents, and this is down to the hard work and dedication of our staff. Whilst we value feedback about our homes from all quarters, the fact that this award is based on feedback from our residents and their families makes it even more special. is a very useful tool for prospective residents and their families, when making the difficult decision of choosing a care home.”