Clacton Care Home Wins Climate Action Award

Edensor Care Home in Clacton-on-Sea is celebrating after winning the prestigious Climate Action Toward Net Zero award at The Prospers.

Owned by the charity Diagrama Foundation, the Edensor Care Home, which specialises in nursing and dementia care, was thrilled to win the Climate Action Toward Net Zero, at the Prosper Awards on Thursday 6 July at the Cressing Temple Barns near Witham. The Proper Awards celebrate the best of care in Essex and are open to all care providers who deliver a care service to adults in Essex County Council’s Local Authority area.

Sabina Mach, Manager, Edensor Care Home said, “We’re absolutely thrilled to receive this award, which underlines Edensor’s commitment to taking positive climate action. We are delighted that everyone plays their part and shares our commitment to making a positive difference and we are all, residents, families and staff working together towards net zero at Edensor.”

Changes that Edensor has made include, reducing their printing by 85% in the last 12 months, making care plans fully electronic, 90% of the lighting is now LED and automatically turns off when no one is in the area, all the windows are being replaced, a more energy efficient boiler and smart heaters have been installed with thermostatic valves to control temperatures in individual rooms, rain water is collected to water plants, furniture is usually donated and then upcycled by the Edensor team and staff and residents are encouraged to use public transport and cycle to work wherever possible.

David McGuire, Chief Executive, Diagrama Foundation said, “I am so proud of the team at Edensor for the steps they have taken towards making our care centre net zero. We recognise the critical need to reach UK government’s net zero targets and are taking significant steps to reduce our waste and be more climate aware. It is of critical importance to our organisation that we address the climate emergency and play our part in reducing waste and become more efficient. The steps we have taken over the past two years have changed the way we run our nursing home, but it’s just the beginning and we continue to involve our residents, their families and staff in our decisions. We are also working with the wider Clacton community to look at more  positive outcomes and have sought advice from a specialist organisation about reducing energy consumption, increasing efficiencies and seeing cost savings in order for us to do the best we possibly can, to play our part.”

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About the Essex Care Sector Awards

Celebrating the best of care in Essex demonstrated through innovation, achievement and outstanding contribution   the Prosper Awards are open to all care providers who deliver a care service to adults in Essex County Council’s Local Authority area.

About Diagrama Foundation

Diagrama Foundation is a Kent based charity that supports vulnerable children, young people, and adults to live their best life.

Diagrama has a Supported Living Service across Bromley, three homes for adults with learning disabilities in Orpington, a 50-bed care home for the elderly with nursing and dementia needs in Essex, and a fostering and adoption service covering the southeast.

  • The Supported Living Service, cares for 35 adults with learning disabilities, in nine homes across Bromley helping them to develop skills and confidence to live in their own house either on their own or with others.
  • At Cabrini House in Orpington the charity promotes the development of core skills for adults with learning disabilities so that they can lead independent lives integrated within their community.
  • The team at their nursing and dementia care home Edensor in Clacton on Sea, support their vulnerable residents to live life to the full.
  • Diagrama’s adoption and fostering service cares for children in South London, Kent, Hampshire, Sussex, and Surrey.

Many vulnerable children and adults don’t get the support they need to develop their true potential, but the Diagrama team know that when someone has time and belief invested in  them, they come alive, because that investment has made them feel valued and worthy.