Launching our own annual awards

Welcome to our winter 2017 edition, in which we highlight both our presence at the National Care Awards finals and the launch of our own in-house Colten Champions awards.

Congratulations to the team at Kingfishers, and Elaine Farrer and Annabell Bryer, for making it to the NCA finals. We wish each of you the very best of luck.

At the same time, I feel really excited that we now have another way to celebrate, through Colten Champions, the hard work and dedication put in every day by our brilliant team.

The aim of Colten Champions is to reward and recognise their input, whatever department they work in.  We’re looking for examples of people who consistently go out of their way to create the environment for our residents to live fulfilling lives.

Nominees can be in any department and we welcome entries for individuals and teams. Finalists will be invited to a glittering, black-tie awards night at a top hotel, complete with awards ceremony, meal and chance to party.

I encourage you to think of people you’d like to nominate, check the various categories online and prepare for the call for entries opening in January 2018.

In the meantime I hope you enjoy the Chronicle. You can receive more information on individual homes by joining the mailing list for our quarterly community newsletters. Please speak with your Home Manager, or send an email to and we will add you to the list. If you have any feedback on the Chronicle, please tell us at

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