A not-for-profit care home in Dumfries has been named Scotland’s Care Home of the Year at the national Caring UK Awards.
Sanctuary Care’s Allanbank Care Home has been providing respite, residential, dementia, nursing and mental health care for 69 of residents from Dumfries & Galloway since 2020. The home was praised for its creative activities programme, connections with the local community, and training and development opportunities available to staff.
The award-winning home has even formed a strong relationship with Scottish League One team, Queen of the South. The team donates season tickets for residents, while a reminiscence club enables residents to meet former players and fans to share football memories.
The judges highlighted Allanbank Care Home’s commitment to staff development. This was recognised as an ‘area of excellence’, with specialist dementia and delirium training provided by the NHS IDEAS Team in Dumfries.
Sandra Mcnay, manager at Allanbank Care Home, said: “We are over the moon to be named Scotland’s Care Home of the Year. It is testament to the commitment and hard work of our team, who go above and beyond to deliver person-centred care to each individual who lives with us.
“We are incredibly proud of the care we provide and for this to be recognised at a national level has put a spring in everyone’s step.”