Balhousie Care Group was named Service Business of the Year at the prestigious annual Courier Business Awards on Saturday 27th October.

The Perth-based group, which runs 25 care homes across Scotland, won for its leading-edge elderly and specialist care, which focuses on inclusive, person-centred programmes. These include a Participation Charter, which gives care home residents and families a say in everything from policies to recruitment, and Together We’re Great, another person-centred project which supports the needs of every individual within the organisation.

This last year has seen Balhousie Care Group pick up a raft of awards for its leadership, innovation and leading-edge dementia strategies, as well as achieving 6-star ‘excellent’ ratings from the Care Inspectorate – the highest ratings possible from the regulatory body.

Chairman and Balhousie Care founder Tony Banks said:

“We’re delighted to be named Service Business of the Year, since providing excellent service to our residents is our number one priority. The whole team at Balhousie Care has been working hard on achieving excellence across the organisation, from how we approach care to our core company values. It’s great to see everyone’s passion and commitment recognised with yet another award.”

Among Balhousie Care’s most recent accolades is a national RCNi award for leadership for Dementia Consultant Yvonne Manson, who has headed up a host of innovative dementia initiatives.