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Social Care Hero from Nottingham Care Home Recognised at Great British Care Awards

Published: Friday 6th November 2020

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Jonathan Almond, Caretaker at ‘Outstanding’ rated care home, Fairway View, in Bulwell, has been recognised amongst the best of the Midlands social care workers by reaching the regional finals of the Great British Care Awards.


Jonathan has scooped a place in the ‘Ancillary Worker’ Award category which has been nominated by colleagues, residents, relatives or professionals and are selected by a team of judges from the region. The nomination is a testament to Jonathan’s dedication to his role, going above and beyond for the  Fairway View residents.


The purpose of the Great British Care Awards is to pay tribute to those individuals in the care sector who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.  Jonathan will attend a virtual meeting later this month where he will be interviewed by several judges who themselves work within the care sector.  The results will be announced at a regional gala dinner in April with the winners securing a place at the national awards.


Jonathan said, ‘I am delighted to have been selected as a finalist in this year’s Great British Care Awards. To be recognised for my role within the home is very touching. I believe that the needs of our residents are paramount, and I always consider how each task I complete can benefit our residents.  I am extremely grateful to everyone who took the time to nominate me’.


88 year-old resident, Arthur Parker, said, ‘The Fairway View care team are absolutely fantastic, I have been hugely impressed with their commitment to their work over the course of the pandemic. Jonathan is great and I see first-hand how he goes above and beyond for us. He should be very proud of himself; I am looking forward to hearing all about his interview over a nice cold beer!’.


Gaynor Smart-McCann, Regional Director for the Midlands, said, ‘I am so proud of everything the Fairway View team have achieved over the past year. A huge congratulations to Jonathan, his dedication and commitment during the course of the pandemic has been nothing short of inspiring. To see how he has gone above and beyond his job description to uplift our residents over the course of the pandemic is truly heart-warming’.


‘For the team to have received an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the CQC at the start of the year from the Care Quality Commission, and to now have one of their own up for such a prestigious award – we will end this year how we started - on a high!  Congratulations Jonathan and good luck!’.


Fairway View, operated by Ideal Carehomes, provides 24-hour residential and dementia care for 41 residents on an inclusive fee basis. Residents at Fairway View can enjoy the home’s state of the art facilities, which include a hair salon, cinema room and landscaped gardens, as well as a packed schedule of entertainment organised by a dedicated activities team. Ideal Carehomes’ unique Ideal Fresh Living initiative ensures that Fairway View remains at the forefront of infection control procedures to keep residents and staff safe.  For more information about Fairway View, contact the team on 0115 975 8770 or visit