Calico House Respite Service has been honoured with an esteemed recognition at the Scottish Care Awards 2023, a prestigious evening awards ceremony celebrating the best of the independent care home sector in Scotland.
In Scotland, 85% of all care home support is provided by the independent sector, caring for over 30,500 older individuals and employing nearly 44,500 dedicated individuals.
Calico House has won the Care Innovation award category at the Scottish Care Awards 2023. This award celebrates exception achievements in transforming the care home community, service and environment. Recognising the use of innovative approaches and a willingness to embrace positive resident-centred practice.
The team collected their award, which was sponsored by iCare 24 Group at an Awards Ceremony on Friday 17 November at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow. The Awards Ceremony were hosted by Michelle McManus, with over 550 people attending.
The team at Calico House were delighted to have been recognised and said:
We are very surprised but thrilled and honoured to be chosen as a winner in these prestigious awards.Calico House Team
David Reilly, the Chief Executive of Baillieston Community Care, which owns Calico House Respite, said:
Calico House prior to COVID‐19 was a much loved and respected respite service within the local community. During it’s closure many residents in the surrounding areas of East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk and Glasgow were unable to experience respite care.
Respite care, especially for those with complex care, is challenging to locate and many of the previous residents of Calico House were unable to source new and appropriate respite for almost three years. We feel the biggest impact has been the re‐establishment of this crucial and often lifeline service back to those who need it most in our communities.
We have been working with the members of our community to help redesign, rebuild and reshape the nature of respite care that aims to go further in future proofing this much needed service.
Calico House has saw the re‐establishment of old friendships with carers and residents and the building of new relationships with others. We are also further working with the complex care teams within the communities to offer safe intermediate care to those who are being discharged from acute care and those who are awaiting on care at home packages for those with complex care needs.
The re‐opening of Calico House this year has undoubtedly made a major impact on the local areas and the people we care for. Our vision is to create a ‘centre of excellence’, and we are excited to embark on a journey that will create something special and remain a vital community service for years to come.David Reilly, the Chief Executive of Baillieston Community Care
This year’s awards received a substantial record number of entries, a testament to all the excellent work going on in our care homes in Scotland. Care homes, often unsung heroes in the community, will get their moment in the spotlight, showcasing the passion and commitment of those who work to ensure that residents live their fullest lives.
Scottish Care has proudly hosted the National Care Home Awards for the past 19 years, establishing itself as the largest ceremony of its kind in Scotland, championing and recognising the pivotal role of care homes and their workforce in society.