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Loganberry Lodge receives gold standard framework’s quality hallmark award

Runwood Homes care home, Loganberry Lodge and the Huckleberry Lodge private suites, have received the gold standard framework in care home programme accreditation 2023.

The care home in Colchester was delighted to have successfully passed the GSF Care homes Accreditation Assessment and have been awarded the Quality Hallmark Award.

One notable achievement outlined in the areas of strength was: “The home has a strong working relationship with the GP and District Nurses. They draw on expertise from within the community to gain knowldge and skills and for support. There is also a strong sense of team spirit, commitment and peer support.”


The Gold Standards Framework (GSF) is a registered charity and has been the UK’s leading training provider for generalist frontline staff in caring for people in the last years of life for over 25 years. GSF is a practical and evidence-based end of life care improvement programme.

The GSFCH Quality Hallmark Award lasts for the next 3 years, with reaccreditation in 2026.

The award was presented to John Dunea at the GSF Conference and Awards Ceremony on the 29th of September 2023 at the Pendulum Hotel & Conference Centre in Manchester.

John Dunea, Care Home Manager at Loganberry Lodge, said: We promote a holistic approach for all our residents, including the residents on end-of-life journey, offering emotional support to them and their families, maintaining comfort and dignity and accommodating their spiritual and cultural beliefs.

This accreditation results from the Loganberry Lodge’s team effort and dedication to achieve exemplary care standards. It reflects our deep compassion and skills in providing support for our residents, and it is a well-deserved recognition.”

For more information on Loganberry Lodge care home, please visit: https://runwoodhomes.co.uk/care-homes/care-homes-essex/loganberry-lodge