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We are excited to have four finalists at the National Care Awards 2016

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Our staff are getting their posh frocks and suits out for a gala awards evening in London on 25 November, with four of the organisation’s nominees shortlisted in various categories.

The Regard Group itself is up for the award of ‘Care Home Group’ of the year, having satisfied judges that the organisation delivers ‘exceptional client care combined with excellent staff development and impressive financial results.’

CEO Sandie Foxall-Smith, who has already been named as Investors in People’s ‘Leader of the Year’ for 2016, is up for the title of ‘Care Personality,’ and two of Regard’s service managers, Emma Jarrett who runs Homeleigh in Manchester and Heather Jupp who leads the Livingstone Road service in Gillingham, Kent, go head-to-head for the 2016 Special Needs Manager award.

Sandie Foxall-Smith said: “It is very gratifying when the hard work we all put in receives objective recognition like this from fellow care industry professionals.

“We already feel like winners just by being included in so many shortlists, but obviously we’ve all got our fingers crossed that we might hear our names called out when the results are announced at the awards evening.”

The aim of the National Care Awards is to celebrate the very best people in the long-term sector, highlighting excellence and rewarding those who work tirelessly to provide consistently outstanding care.

Regard cares for more than 1,100 people, with a dedicated staff of over 2,100 people working at 147 locations throughout the UK.

Testimonials submitted in support of the nominations included a quote from the inspector whose report resulted in Regard receiving ‘Gold’ status from Investors In People: “Your employees are highly motivated and are fully embracing the person-centred approach, which is the foundation of their work. It is rare that I find a cohort of staff so committed to improving the life of those in their care.”

For more information about the awards please click here.

Acquired Brain Injury Service - Livingstone Road


Specialism: Supported Living Service in Gillingham, Kent supporting adults with a traumatic or non-traumatic Acquired Brain Injury and varying degrees of cognitive, physical,



Homeleigh is a substantial Victorian property providing registered residential care.

Specialism: Enduring Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and/or Autism.