Askham Care Homes, Doddington, wins Pinders Award for its design for younger care

A FENLAND care home has won a national design award for its development which cares for young adults with physical challenges.

Askham Care Homes picked up the accolade at Pinders Healthcare Design Awards, which recognises the best developments in all types of care-related property.

Pinders representatives visited Askham in February and were impressed with the care home’s set-up.

Mary Rutterford, who has been at Askham for more than 25 years: “I had a fabulous time at the ceremony and winning this award was really the icing on the cake.”

The awards ceremony, held at Lords cricket ground, was attended by more than 500 people from the care industry. Keynote speaker was Sir David Frost who supports many charities including The Lords Taverners, for whom the lunch raised funds.

Salim Giga, chairman of Askham, said: “The last two years have seen significant transformation at Askham with an investment of �4.5million completed in 2011, with doubling of capacity comes employment and activity in the locality.

“The management team at Askham have relished and risen to the challenges of continued good quality of care and at the same time integrating new services we now offer at Askham.”