A Norfolk care home has scooped an award after being recognised as a regional leader in quality of care.

Out of 1,533 care homes in the east of England only 20 receive an award from the UK's leading reviews guide to care homes. carehome.co.uk.

Oak Manor care home in Dereham has been awarded one of those 20 awards.

The awards are based on residents' reviews and those made by their relatives and friends.

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Amanda Hopkins, reviews manager of carehome.co.uk, said: “We now have over 300,000 reviews of care homes on carehome.co.uk, which means we can give a really good insight into the kind of care and facilities offered by thousands of care homes all over the UK.

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“Our reviews show the standard of a care home’s facilities and the quality of their care and support, staff, activities and nutrition as well as if the care home is good value for money.

“We would like to congratulate Oak Manor on being a Top 20 care home in the east of England as their reviews show they provide an excellent standard of care.

"It is such an achievement to be named as a top-rated care home by the residents who actually receive the care as well as their family and friends."

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Laura Older, care home manager at Oak Manor, said: “Myself, and the whole Oak Manor team, are absolutely delighted to receive this award and recognition

" It means the world to us to know that our residents and their families and friends have reviewed us so highly.

"Our residents’ happiness means everything to us, this award shows the true dedication, care and attention that each team member gives."

The UK currently houses nearly 17,000 care homes.