An Urmston care home was crowned as the best in the North of England for its compassion and dedication.

Bowfell House, which cares for some 40 residents over the age of 65, was named as the Regional Care Home of the Year at the Caring UK Awards last month.

According to the Care Quality Commission, which sent an inspector to the site on Brook Road a little over a year ago, it is outstanding across almost all areas.

And the judges at the Caring UK Awards agreed with this assessment, with the care home crowned as the best in the North of England at an event at The Athena in Leicester.

In response, one of the staff members said: "It is a great honour to win this award, highlighting the hard work which has been done by everyone in the team over the last year.

"To be rated as the best care home in the whole of the North is crazy to think, and despite it being a regional award, it feels like we have made our mark on the national scale."

The manager, Claire Callaghan, added: “The face of health and social care has changed immeasurably over the last two and a half years, but our team have remained resilient, focussed and, above all else, caring. It is this whole home approach that has allowed us to excel.

“People will always remain at the heart of what we do, and we are now looking forward to celebrating this award with our team, our people, to show them that all their hard work has been recognised.”

Karina Carter, Trafford Council's executive member for adult services, also praised the team at Bowfell House.

Cllr Carter said: "This is fantastic news – well done to everyone at Bowfell.

"It’s so important people of all ages can live life to the full and Bowfell’s amazing staff make sure this happens."

A party is planned for residents and staff members to celebrate the award. 

This article was written by Jack Tooth. Jack is the reporter for The Messenger and covers anything and everything from within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford.

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