Three’s the magic number at care home

A north Northumberland care home is celebrating a good year, having racked up a trio of awards.

The kitchens at Abbeyfield Extra Care, in Alnwick, were awarded five-star status, a reward for all the work put in by the staff to ensure the residents have the best possible catering arrangements.

To add to the accolades, the grounds won a gold award from Northumberland in Bloom earlier in the year, and the home achieved a level-two quality status from the Care Trust following a full inspection of the premises and assessment of all aspects of the care provided.

Chairman of the executive committee, Jim Thompson, said: “We have excellent staff who go to great lengths to ensure our residents are well looked-after and made to feel secure and comfortable in their home from home, staff have put in a lot of effort to achieve these awards.”