Care home wins top industry awards

    Mount Ephraim House

    Staff and residents at Mount Ephraim House were celebrating the New Year on a high after the care home won accolades at two different awards.

    The Tunbridge Wells care home, which provides for 38 residents, won the Dignity in Care Award at the Great British Care Awards South East.

    The award is presented to homes that demonstrate the significance of maximising resident independence and choice, whilst respecting and maintaining privacy and dignity at all times.

    Mount Ephraim House will compete against eight regional winners at the Great British Care Awards final in May.

    The care home also won the Compassion and End of Life categories at the national 3rd Sector Care Awards, which were presented to staff by journalist and TV presenter Dame Esther Rantzen.

    Karen Cooper, manager at Mount Ephraim House, said: “I am so proud of the staff for winning three awards in such quick succession.

    “Our residents lead a dignified life because we support them to live as they choose to – even if some of the requests are very unusual. Now we’re keeping our fingers crossed for the national final.”