Staff at Stevenage’s Martins House celebrate shortlisting at Hertfordshire Care Awards


The team at one of Stevenage’s leading residential care homes, Martins House, have been recognised for their excellent leadership at this year’s Hertfordshire Care Awards.


 Organised by the Hertfordshire Care Providers Association, the awards recognise some of the best care services in the region and celebrate the work of local carers.


Run by Gold Care Homes, Martins House provides care to more than 60 people and has been rated as Good by the Care Quality Commission.


Last year the home saw the introduction of a new management team led by Julie Churchill and her deputy Jean Nash – two experienced care professionals.


They have integrated a number of changes into the home, including new training for staff and the creation of new interior spaces within the home that look like old fashioned streets and shops, to make Martins House more homely and to stir memories amongst older residents – some of whom have dementia.


It is these actions that have seen the home and its team named as finalists in The Care Leadership category at this year’s Hertfordshire Care Awards.


Speaking about their shortlisting, Julie said: “We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted at these prestigious regional awards.


“We have worked hard to create a friendly and open environment at Martins House over the last 12 months, so we are very excited that the judges at the Hertfordshire Care Providers Association have recognised this.


“Whilst this is an award for leadership, none of it would be possible without the support and hard work of our dedicated carers and support staff.”


The team at Martins House will find out if it has been successful in its category at the awards, which are due to take place at Knebworth Barns on 24 November 2017.


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