Newark Care Home Manager Shortlisted for Provider’s Prestigious Leadership Award - Ideal Carehomes

Newark Care Home Manager Shortlisted for Provider’s Prestigious Leadership Award

Debbie Cook, the Home Manager at Bowbridge Court care home in Newark, has been named a finalist in the Excellence in Leadership category in the Ideal Care Awards, hosted by provider Ideal Carehomes.

The Ideal Care Awards seek to recognise the hard-work and dedication demonstrated by Ideal Carehomes’ team members across all 36 of the provider’s care homes.

With over 1000 nominations submitted this year, the awards have seven categories to vote in ranging from Care Assistant of the Year to the Kindness in Care Award, to Home of the Year.

There is also a special category created with residents in mind, called the Resident Outstanding Contribution Award. This award gives credit to those residents who are the life and soul of their homes, joining in with activities and making the most of every day.

Debbie was named a finalist by the Ideal Care Awards judging panel for ‘showing exceptional leadership and vision in developing a person-centred environment for their residents, whilst always supporting and encouraging their staff team to develop within their roles.’

The winners in the Ideal Care Awards will be announced at a glitzy ‘dress to impress’ awards ceremony on 17th April 2024, held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in the East Midlands and hosted by celebrity guest, Shaun Williamson.

Debbie said, ‘As Home Manager, I’m dedicated to ensuring our residents at Bowbridge Court continue to receive the quality care they deserve and to making sure our team have all the tools they need to succeed in their careers.

‘I feel so grateful to have been nominated for the Excellence in Leadership Award by the team, residents and their family members at Bowbridge Court – I can’t wait to celebrate with my fellow finalists on the big night.’

To find out more about the Ideal Care Awards, you can visit

For more information about living at Bowbridge Court, call the friendly team on 01636 605 528, or email

Bowbridge Court is a luxury residential and dementia care home operated by Ideal Carehomes. With an all-inclusive fee, residents will have peace of mind without having to worry about extra costs. Bowbridge Court is proud to be rated as GOOD by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).