Sidmouth care home handed national accolade

Sidmouth’s Arcot House has been awarded a national accolade after it was named Care Home of the Year at the National Care Awards 2017.

The result was announced at a ceremony in London on Friday.

Doveleigh Care Limited, which runs the home, also landed the Care Home Group of the Year accolade.

Residents held a special celebration yesterday to mark the occasion with family and friends.

Samantha Evens, a senior manager at the company, said: “For Arcot to achieve an excellent CQC [Care Quality Commission] result was an achievement in itself, so to achieve this was wonderful.

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“I have worked so hard and so has my team.

“It shows that there are outstanding care homes out there. People who work in our care homes really love their jobs – it is about helping people to live in their homes, living their lives as they would normally.”

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