Thyme Lodge Shortlisted for National Award!

Thyme Lodge Shortlisted for National Award!

We’re delighted to announce that Thyme Lodge respite service in St Helens has been named as a finalist at the prestigious national Care Home Awards in London.

Thyme Lodge has been shortlisted in the ‘Best for Specialist Care’ category. The service, operated by national social care provider Creative Support, provides short-term temporary respite care for adults aged 18 and over who are normally cared for by family or friends. Thyme Lodge supports approximately 60 guests with a range of needs, including learning disability, physical disabilities, mental health, dementia, autism and complex needs. The service provides personalised support, offering meaningful day-to-day choice and maintaining independence with trips into the community using its own minibus.

The Care Home Awards highlight the best in innovation and excellence in care business management, care operations and delivery of services. The Awards are held annually in London, with this year’s final taking place in May.

Jackie Unsworth, Operations Manager, said:

“We are delighted that Thyme Lodge has been shortlisted at this year’s Care Home Awards. We aim to encourage a homely, welcoming and supportive atmosphere and many guests see the service as their ‘holiday home’. We’re very proud of our staff team for this fantastic achievement and we look forward to finding out the results of the final in May.”

Anna Lunts, Creative Support CEO, said:

“Thyme Lodge is a vital service that has been a valued part of the local community for over 10 years. It is wonderful that the staff and their hard work is being recognised by the Care Home Awards. The service is a really special place for guests and their families.”

Annette, whose daughter accesses Thyme Lodge for regular respite care, said:

“Respite is my life saver, I am confident in leaving my daughter at Thyme Lodge. Staff are brilliant and very patient.”

Karen, whose son accesses Thyme Lodge on a regular basis, said:

“Thyme Lodge is a beautiful place, my son looks forward to going to stay and I always know he is safe when he is there.”

Marie, whose daughter has accessed Thyme Lodge regularly for a number of years, said:

“Thyme Lodge is a well-led service which provides a warm and friendly welcome to everyone. Guests are treated with dignity when being cared for during their respite breaks. The care and support provided to the guests is second to none.”