Top 20 awards for Dearnevale and The Lodge

2 April 2019

Dearnevale and The Lodge


The Lodge Home Manager Teena Binns and residents celebrate becoming the highest-ranked care home in Sheffield

Colleagues and residents of two Exemplar Health Care homes are celebrating today after being recognised as some of the top care homes in Yorkshire and The Humber.

The Lodge, in Swallownest, has been crowned the top care home in Sheffield, according to happy residents and family members who have rated the home 10/10 on the Tripadvisor of care homes,

Dearnevale in Grimethorpe has also been recognised as one of the top 20 care homes within the Yorkshire and Humber region for the second year running, based on reviews and recommendations from families, friends and residents.

Both homes scooped a ‘ Top 20 Care Home Award’ – an accolade that highlights the most recommended care homes in the UK.

Dearnevale and The Lodge provide specialist nursing care for younger adults who live with very complex needs.  Ranked as the most recommended care home in Sheffield, with an enviable rating of 10, The Lodge provides dedicated specialist nursing care for those living with learning disabilities. Dearnevale, who have an impressive rating of 9.9 on, provide specialist nursing care for those living with neuro-disabilitiesbrain injuriesmental health conditions and progressive conditions such as Huntington’s disease.

Residents and Dearnevale colleagues celebrating their Top 20 award.


Recognition from highlights Exemplar Health Care’s dedication to providing excellent care, and to be acknowledged by family members and those close to our residents, is a testament to Dearnevale and The Lodge. Read Claire's story to find out what it's like to work at Dearnevale complex needs care home, many members of the team have celebrated ten years' service at the care home.

Teena Binns, Home Manager at The Lodge, said: “We are absolutely delighted – the award is a fantastic achievement to everyone at The Lodge and I am so proud of the whole team.

“To know that we have recognition from our residents and their families makes it so rewarding, and it really is an honour for everyone who works at our home. It is important to us that families value the care that we provide, and this award represents that.”

Helen McGowan, Home Manager at Dearnevale, said: “At Dearnevale, we really value the family feel of our home and to know that our resident’s families feel part of that, and value the care that we provide is overwhelming.”

Dearnevale was also recognised in 2018 by as a top 20 care home, Helen added: 

“To be recognised two years in a row, is a testament to the whole Dearnevale team, and it is an honour to be acknowledged not only for the kind of care that we provide, but by the families of the people who live in our home.”  

Exemplar Health Care’s 26 care homes receive fantastic ratings and reviews from families, friends and residents.