Home entertainer of The Old Rectory is a finalist for the prestigious National Dementia Care Awards 2017

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Andy Cowling entertaining at The Old Rectory beer garden opening

November 08, 2017

A local healthcare worker has been selected for the final for the ‘Best Activities co-ordinator’ category in the National Dementia Care Awards 2017

Andy Cowling is a Home entertainer at The Old Rectory, part of independent healthcare provider Southern Healthcare.

He was nominated for the ‘Best Activities Co-ordinator’ Award.

Andy Cowling said: “My role as home entertainer is to help promote a loving and caring environment within our home, and being supportive to residents, staff and families. It’s a job that I absolutely love doing and find so rewarding, and get great support from the rest of the team, so it’s an honour to be shortlisted in the National Dementia Care Award.”

Winners of the National Dementia Care Awards will be presented with their trophies by John Middleton at the high profile Gala Night held on Thursday 9th November at Doncaster Racecourse attended by over 400 guests.

About the Awards:

The National Dementia Care Awards is an annual event organised by The Journal of Dementia Care, a multidisciplinary journal for all professional staff working with people with dementia, in hospitals, nursing and residential care homes, day units and the community. The awards were created to recognise the very best people in the dementia care sector, whose exceptional work and contributions make better, person-centred care a reality. There were 16 categories to enter overall and there were four or five finalists in each category. All finalists will meet with two independent judges for each category on 29th September at the Awards’ Judging Day at the Hilton London Metropole Hotel. For more information and all categories, please visit

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