Care home group Balhousie Care has been shortlisted as service business of the year in the annual Courier Business Awards.

The Perth-based group, which runs 25 care homes across Scotland, is a finalist 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.

Balhousie Care Group has picked up a raft of awards in the last year for leadership, innovation and its 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:

“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 this award shortlisting.”

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