Parkhaven Trust’s newest service; The Beeches is in the running for a prestigious national award.

The service has been shortlisted in the at the Caring UK Awards, which recognise excellence and achievement within the care sector across the UK.

An awards spokesperson said: “Never has there been a more appropriate time to recognise the amazing and selfless contribution that our carers make and how they have given so much to protect and care for their residents in the face of unprecedented challenges.”

Kim Crowe, Chief Execute at Parkhaven Trust said; “We are delighted to have been shortlisted. Our staff work extremely hard and this recognition means a great deal. We continually strive to provide the very best care for our service users and our use of new technologies has had a huge positive impact. Already we’ve seen falls reduce and better sleep patterns which gives peace of mind to staff, residents and their families. Technology doesn’t replace great care, but it does give us extra support.”

The awards are organised by Script Events in conjunction with leading care industry magazine Caring UK, with support from headline sponsor Virgin Money.

In each category up to seven finalists have been selected and they will now go through to the next stage of the judging process. The winners will be revealed at a glittering awards ceremony, hosted by Emmerdale actor Dean Andrews, at The Athena in Leicester on Thursday December 1 when the industry will gather to salute all that is great about the caring sector and recognise the amazing contribution it makes throughout the year.