The home beat off strong opposition to be crowned Care Home of the Year at Caring UK care awards.
The awards, supported by headline sponsor Clydesdale/Yorkshire Bank, recognise excellence, innovation and achievement in all corners of the industry.
To come out on top, the home went through a rigorous assessment process, which involved a site visit by a member of the awards’ team who toured the facility, chatted to residents and staff and examined all areas of the business from CQC reports to dignity within care.
Detailed reports were then compiled and passed on to an expert judging panel, which included, Professor Martin Green OBE of Care England, Nadra Ahmed OBE DL, of the National Care Association, Raj Kapoor of Alzheimer’s Society and industry expert, John Kennedy, who decided the winners in each category from the shortlists.
Awards were presented in 16 categories at a glittering ceremony at The National Railway Museum in York, attended by over 400 care industry professionals and hosted by health and well-being expert and star of the Apprentice, Katie Bulmer-Cooke.
Abbotsford House is a family owned Care home in Bearsden on the outskirts of Glasgow. Abbotsford House was bought in 1989 by Mr Surjit Sokhi and Doctor Caroline Sokhi.
Paul Sokhi said “I am extremely proud and delighted that the hard work and dedication of our management and caring team has been recognised on a national scale.”
The care home is now a well-established local care service which has been delivering care to older people for over 20 years.
The organisation is registered with the Care Inspectorate to deliver a range of care services, including Residential and Nursing Care, Day Care & Respite Care, Homecare.