Home manager and nurse at Cranmer Court celebrating being finalists at the National Care Awards

Cherelle Henery and Norah Davey from Cranmer COurt Care Home nominated for prestigious awards

We are delighted to announce Cranmer Court’s Norah Davey and Cherelle Henery have been selected as finalists at this year’s National Care Awards.

Cranmer Court Care Home in Farleigh provides Residential, Nursing and Dementia Care.

Norah is a finalist for the Home Manager of the Year Award. A nurse, and an experienced Home Manager who has led Cranmer Court since 2007, she has raised and maintained standards across the home. She has created robust processes, supported team members to grow and progress, and enhanced everything from food and activities to communication with families and has built strong ties with the local community.

During the pandemic, Norah provided hands-on nursing care. She was always visible in the home, supporting the team, keeping them updated with changes in regulations.

Norah said, “Cranmer Court means the world to me. The residents and staff are all special people to me.”

Norah has developed a strong, happy and passionate team, and plans regular team days as a reward for their hard work. Her team is never an afterthought – they receive as much of her focus as residents and relatives do.

Regional Manager Gary Briggs said, “Norah is one of the most professional nurses and managers I’ve ever worked with. Her dedication to residents, their families and her team is outstanding. She led the way through the pandemic, providing hands-on nursing care when the team was depleted in numbers. She cares for everyone and everything in the home as though it’s hers – that’s the level of passion and dedication she brings to her role. She knows everything about every resident which means relatives trust her implicitly.”

Nurse Cherelle Henery is up for the Care Registered Nurse Award.

Cherelle started as a care assistant before training as a nurse. Having worked in emergency care in the NHS, she returned to the home in 2016 as a Registered General Nurse and promoted to Senior Nurse in 2020.

She is well respected by her team and they know she wouldn’t ask them to do anything she wouldn’t do herself. She works hard and models best practice care to everyone on the team.

Keen to support her team to progress in their careers, Cherelle encourages colleagues to explore their interests in care and to develop themselves through training.

Cherelle goes above and beyond with every resident. She’s open and honest when communicating with families. Anxious relatives are calmed by her because they know they can ask her anything at any time.

Home manager Norah Davey said, “I’m so impressed and proud of Cherelle and her achievements. It’s hard to believe she’s only still in her early thirties, such is her maturity and confidence as a nurse. She has a winning way with colleagues, residents and relatives alike, and handles things like confidentiality very well. People can confide in her and know she will take relevant and immediate action.”

The awards will be held on Saturday 26th November at the Park Plaza hotel in London.

Wishing Norah and Cherelle the best of luck!