Marchglen Care Centre Receives Scottish Care Awards

Marchglen Care Centre in Fishcross, Alloa has scooped two Scottish care awards. Lorraine Ashbridge, Head Chef, has won the Nutrition/Eating Well, while the Aberfoyle unit at the home collected the Specialist Adult Care Award in Caring Homes’ Scottish Recognition Awards.

Leanne Reed was named runner up in the Nurse of the Year category. The awards were presented at a ceremony recently, recognising and celebrating excellence amongst the care group’s seven Scottish homes.

Marchglen Care Centre provides nursing care for up to 26 residents in four small homes within the grounds. Each home provides different types of care and support for people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities and challenging behaviours in both young adults and elderly.

Lorraine received four nominations for this award and won because of her exceptional understanding of the nutritional needs of care home residents, with innovative menus that cater for their diverse needs. The 8-strong care team at the Aberfoyle Unit supports six people living with a learning disability and mental health conditions.

Lorena Love, Home Manager at Marchglen, said: “Lorraine is creative, positive and very forward thinking – nothing is too much trouble. She’s a great leader and very popular with residents and colleagues alike.

“The care team at Aberfoyle are very successful at ensuring their residents lead a fulfilling life which is as independent as possible. This includes shopping and preparing meals, being part of the community and getting involved in a range of activities such as pancake day, trips to the park, fundraising and swimming.”

In addition, five care team members at Marchglen were presented with long-service certificates and vouchers for their contribution to the success of the home. They are: Housekeeper Lesley Yates, 17 years; Carer/Senior Support Worker Mary Stevenson and Carer Betty Davidson, 16 years; Senior Support Worker Ann Hall and Carer Ann Franklyn, both 15 years’ service.

 

 

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Marchglen

Home Manager

Marek Tarnawski

Address

2 Gannel Hill View,
Fishcross,
Alloa,
Clackmannanshire,
FK10 3GN

Contact
0808 223 5522
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