International magazine invents award just for Northamptonshire care home (which has its own pub)

The residents of Grangefield Care Home with the newly-minted award.
The residents of Grangefield Care Home with the newly-minted award.

A care home has been named the 'best in Northamptonshire' by an international magazine.

Global Pharma Magazine wanted to recognise Grangefield Care Home, in Northampton Road, Earls Barton, in their Social Care Awards 2017 but could not focus in on a category.

One of the care home's many tea parties.

One of the care home's many tea parties.

Instead, they created a new award, the 'Best Care Home in Northamptonshire' award, just so they could give it to them.

Grangefield Care Home for the elderly has only 20 beds but was one of 19 companies across the world to receive an award.

Nikul Odedra, owner of Grangefield Care Home, said: "We are over the moon to be included as a winner alongside such prestigious companies from around the world.

"We may be small but we have a big heart."

Enjoying a drink in the care home's in-house pub, the Resident's Arms.

Enjoying a drink in the care home's in-house pub, the Resident's Arms.

The pampered pensioners of Grangefield Care Home are treated to chiropody, massage therapy, hairdressing and even have their own in-house pub - the Resident's Arms.

Mr Odedra said: "We try and make each and every day special for our residents.

"We provide lots of exciting activities, regular events and outings and home made cakes, all served up by an amazing team of carers who genuinely go out of their way to make residents happy.

"We also spend a considerable amount of time and effort seeking feedback from both our residents and their relatives, which we use to help improve our service."

The Resident's Arms, Grangefield's own in-house pub.

The Resident's Arms, Grangefield's own in-house pub.

The award is part of the Global Pharma Magazine's 2017 Social Care Awards, which aims to recognise organisations for high levels of care, compassion and courage.

On hundred organisations from around the world were shortlisted and from these 20 went on to win awards in categories such as palliative care, autism, disability, nutrition and elderly care.

Companies from countries around the world received recognition, including England, Australia, USA, Belgium, Bermuda and Ecuador.