Amy Woodgate House, a Council-run care home for dementia has received an award recognising it as the best facility in the country. The purpose-built residential and day care centre was a Liberal Democrat Administration initiative which opened in April 2009, providing support services in the heart of Chessington.
At last week’s Executive meeting, Cllr Penny Shelton who is Kingston’s Lead Member for Healthy Living and Adult Support Services said: “I am very pleased to announce that Amy Woodgate House has been awarded the rating of ‘most outstanding new care home for adults with dementia in the UK in 2010’.
“This award has been given by the UK Over 50’s Housing Sector and a number of staff attended the awards’ ceremony in Central Hall, Westminster last Thursday. I think it is worth pointing out that RBK was the only local authority to receive an award… all the other winners were from the private and voluntary sector.”
She added: “I am sure Members agree with me that this is a great boost for the excellent service we provide at Amy Woodgate. So I would like to congratulate all of the staff involved with this award.”