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Top of the class: Specialist Cambridgeshire care provider recognised for its outstanding contribution to social care at leading industry awards


A specialist Cambridgeshire social care and rehabilitation provider has recently been recognised for its outstanding contribution to social care at a leading industry awards ceremony — highlighting its continued commitment to making a meaningful difference to the lives of its residents.

Askham Village Community, near Doddington, claimed first place in the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Social Care awards’ at the regional Great British Care Awards — an achievement that will now see it progress to the National finals on the 17th March 2023 at The ICC, Birmingham.

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The award serves to recognise the family-run business of over 30 years as a whole and its admirable approach to all forms of care and rehab — built upon the core values of community, dignity and empowerment.

Alongside the more traditional nursing and residential care Askham provides, the judges were particularly impressed by the life-changing work carried out by Askham Rehab, the specialist rehabilitation branch of Askham Village community — which has continued to support patients going through what is often the most challenging period of their lives.

Commenting on this recent achievement,  Aliyyah-Begum Nasser, Operations Director at Askham, said: “To win the Outstanding Commitment to Social Care award is a real honour for all of us at Askham and I think the word ‘commitment’ is pertinent here. Each and every member of staff at Askham is wholeheartedly committed to our residents and this is evidenced by the quality of care received. We are one big community here, made up of a number of smaller teams each of which works interdependently to deliver the outstanding care and rehab that this award has recognised. We place real value on staff development to ensure we are up to date with best practices, but ultimately, none of this would be possible without the outstanding personalities of our team and their desire to make a real difference to people’s lives on a daily basis.”

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector.  The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work — with the finalist of each region deservingly progressing to the national finals.

Aliyyah continued: “It’s important to take stock at times like this and remember how far we have come as an organisation. We work with some amazing people and families each and every day and to be a part of their individual journeys is a real privilege. Our fingers are all firmly crossed for a winning outcome at the national finals.”

Askham is always welcoming new residents and staff into its growing community — with real scope for professional development through bespoke training plans designed to nurture ambition and reward hard work. For further information, please contact 01354 740269 or visit

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