Plymouth care facility recognised with prestigious award

The Kanner Project in Plymouth has been named ‘Care Home of the Year’ at the Outstanding Care Awards for Devon and Cornwall.

The Kanner Project, a Modus Care home, provides specialist residential care for up to five residents with complex needs including those with autistic spectrum disorder, learning disabilities and challenging behaviours.

The Outstanding Care Awards for Devon and Cornwall, celebrate the most dedicated individuals, providers and suppliers in the care industry across the region and it is run by the Care Network Group.

The Care Home of the Year award is presented to a care home which is able to demonstrate a shared vision and agreed goals, the leader of which is known and accepted, and who takes personal responsibility for their tasks. Its care team have an excellent communication process and each members’ skills are recognised within the team. They demonstrate a commitment to dignity and privacy for clients and also respect towards team members.

Vic Brelsford-Ward, Manager of the Kanner Project, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have won this award. It’s a real testament to the hard work and dedication of all our staff, I’m extremely proud of them all.”

“At the Kanner Project, we’re committed to delivering the very best outcomes for our residents and enriching their lives, providing day-to-day support but also going above and beyond to maximise their quality of life.”
“Kanner has been through such a journey in the last year and it is a pleasure to work in such a fun and enthusiastic home.”

Keith Letchford, the Kanner Project’s support worker also picked up a silver award for his role as support worker of the year. The category recognises care workers who excel in their remits, delivering first class support and sharing the vision of the home.

On receiving is award, Keith commented: “I am really happy and surprised to be nominated and receive the silver award.”

John Godden, chief executive of Salutem Healthcare, said: “The team at The Kanner Project and Modus Care have done an incredible job over the last 2 years taking a home with significant challenges and turning it into what, by any measure, is a high performing home providing incredible outcomes for its residents. We at Salutem Healthcare see Kanner as one of our shining stars and we are immensely proud to have played a part in its success.”

Martyn Heginbotham, managing director (south) of Modus Care, said: “Kanner has been on such an amazing journey over the last year, with fantastic outcomes being achieved for the people we support by a truly dedicated staff team, and with great leadership. I’m proud of the team at Kanner.”


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