Our awards and partnerships

We are proud to partner with leading specialists to ensure every aspect of our caring service is the best it can be. Some partnerships are highly visible to residents and families as they directly and positively impact activities and events in our home or our food and dining experience. We work with other partners who provide invaluable infrastructure that supports our drive to continuously improve the quality of care we provide. Here’s just a sample of our current partnerships and award successes.

Our partnerships

University of Bournemouth

Bournemouth University

Four Seasons Health Care Group has partnered with Bournemouth University Ageing and Dementia Research Centre for the care sector’s largest independent study to date into the impact of a new dementia strategy.  The 18-month long study began in 2022 and has tracked the development of 230 Dementia Champions across all Four Seasons care homes during over 5,000 workshop sessions. The study has confirmed the benefit and impact to carers of evidence based experiential learning to help dementia carers expand their knowledge about person-centred dementia care. You can read more about our approach to dementia care here.

Embrace Living

Embrace Living

Our partnership with Embrace Living focuses on delivering interactive, engaging, and entertaining content designed to uplift and energise everyone involved – from residents to staff, and their families. What sets Embrace Living apart is the weekly variety show, tailored to stimulate both mind and body while fostering a strong sense of community. Viewers can look forward to a mix of sing-along music sessions, interactive games, educational segments, and personalised shout-outs, all aimed at promoting an active and joyful lifestyle.

 

Just a doodle partnership with Four Seasons

Just A Doodle

Just A Doodle creates engaging content and activities for our residents. This includes weekly activity packs, newsletters, quizzes, and themed events that help our residents both reminisce and have fun.  As part of our partnership, Just a Doodle also run online art sessions as a means of rekindling our residents’ love for creativity, play, and experimentation. So far this has included calligraphy workshops, origami, and watercolour tutorials as well as themed sessions. Overall, the sessions aim to help to enhance residents’ well-being and ensure an enriching experience for everyone at our care homes.

DanceSing enriching lives

danceSing

danceSing offers a unique and enriching experience for care home residents on the Magic Moments Portal, Four Seasons Health Care Group’s digital wellbeing platform. Through the combination of music, movement, and non-stop radio, danceSing promotes physical activity, cognitive stimulation, and emotional well-being among residents. Our current residents enjoy a wide range of on demand and live sessions offered in partnership with danceSing, including: Chair Yoga, Movement with Natalie, The Kiaya Show, Chair Pilates and Singing with Alan.  

danceSing’s specially designed programs cater to the diverse needs of the elderly, fostering a sense of community and joy. The benefits of music and movement in the care sector are numerous, including improved mobility, enhanced mood, and the opportunity for social interaction. The non-stop appropriate radio provided through our Portal also ensures a continuous flow of uplifting and familiar tunes, and engagement 24hours a day creating a vibrant and engaging atmosphere for residents, visitors, and staff. You can rest assured that our danceSing partnership is dedicated to enhancing the overall quality of life for residents through the power of music and movement.

partnership with eldercate

We are delighted to work in partnership with eldercate, an innovative provide of learning and education for older people. eldercate provides the neural stimulation so vital in maturity to build new synaptic connections and social connections so vital to our well being and longevity.  Our residents have enjoyed Spanish lessons, French lessons, Photography and Calligraphy.  Together we host a weekly Book Club with Katrina, easily accessed through our Magic Moments Portal.

Creative Mojo

Creative Mojo

Our residents enjoy creating a new large artwork each month, linked to theme for the month. Creative Mojo provide each home with an art activity pack to get the creative juices flowing. Accessible for all, each art kit is tailored for all abilities including people with advanced dementia. They include bespoke die cut shapes, full step-by-step instructions and inspirational photographs for team. Look out for the latest piece of art showcased in the home you visit.

 

Brakes

brakes

Our care homes are supplied with the highest quality fresh ingredients from brakes’ nationwide network. Working with brakes ensures we can trace our food back to source and ensure each care home is able to offer a food, beverage and dining experience of the same quality based on seasonal ingredients.  We create a varied and seasonal menu with input from our residents and this is complemented by a specials menu.  brakes help us deliver on our promise to make dining special for our residents.

Oranka juices

Oranka

We work with Oranka to offer Orange, Apple, Blackcurrant, Pineapple and Watermelon juices to residents. The juices do not contain any added colourants or artificial flavouring and are designed to maximise appeal to residents, encourage greater fluid intake which can improve overall wellbeing and reduce the instance of falls.

Our Awards

brighterkind Top 20 award carehome.co.uk

carehome.co.uk Top 20 Care Home Group 2024

For the 8th year running, brighterkind has been awarded recognition for being a Top 20 Care Home Group on carehome.co.uk. The award is based on the testimonials provided by friends and family who experiences a brighterkind care home in 2024.

HealthInvestor finalist 2024

HealthInvestor: Residential Elderley Care Provider of the Year – Large Group (30+)

We are delighted to be a finalist in the prestigious HealthInvestor Awards 2024. Our spirit of continuous improvement in our services provided to residents, investment in team, positivity and focus on important business quality metrics has resulted in us being shortlisted.

Feefo 2023 Trusted service award for brighterkind

Feefo Trusted Service Award 2023

Families who come to visit us review the experience they had during the visit to our home. We track this because it’s important to us that we are caring, informative and most of all provide a warm welcome to those making a decision to choose a care home for their loved one. We are proud to achieve the Feefo Trusted Service Award based on their feedback to us.

brighterkind care home top 20 group

carehome.co.uk Top 20 Care Home Group 2023

brighterkind has been in the Top 20 most positively reviewed care home groups for the last six years.  Last year was no exception. Being in the Top 20 means that the number of positive reviews is excellent compared to other groups in the same category. carehome.co.uk is used by families and residents to provide feedback on the care and support they receive in our homes.

Care Awards 2023

National Care Awards 

Four Seasons Health Care Group is a finalist in the 2023 National Care Awards ‘Best Business Initiative’ for ‘Our Approach to Dementia Care’ and our work with Bournemouth University.

Scottish Care Awards

Scottish Care: Care Home Awards 2023

Two Four Seasons Health Care Group finalists were shortlisted at the most recent Care Home Awards in Scotland:  Nicola Brown, Home Manager at Campsie View was shortlisted for a Leadership Award; and Moira Hay, Regional Support Manager nominated for Nurse of the Year.

Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care Awards 2023

At the Women Achieving Greatness in Social Care Awards 2023, Four seasons Health Care Group had two finalists shortlisted. Both from Lansdowne care home, Julie Hughes won the “Rising Star Award” and Mary Deane was finalist at “The Wellbeing at Work Award” category.

Great British Care Awards

In the London regional finals of the Great British Care Awards, team members from Lansdowne care home were highly commended in their categories of Care Home Worker Award and Ancillary Worker Award. Plus, Camelia Needu, Head of Housekeeping, and Jani Pressly & Louise Turner of the Magic Moments team at Houndswood House were all shortlisted for awards at the London regional finals.

 

National Dementia Care Awards 2024

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in three categories in the National Dementia Care Awards 2024 in recognition of ‘Our Approach to Dementia Care’.  Team Members from The Lawns care home have been shortlisted in the Intergenerational Activity Category; the Magic Moments team from Houndswood House care home are finalists in the Dementia Care Team category and the Four Seasons Health Care Group is shortlisted in the Dementia Trainer & Workforce Development category.

 

Stars of Social Care Awards 2024

The whole team at Harbour View Lodge Care Home are finalists in The Above & Beyond Team Category in the Stars of Social Care Awards 2024. These awards shine a light on the stars of social care, paying tribute to the workforce, who through dedication and a commitment to care, go above and beyond to support those who are most vulnerable.

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