Bluebird Care (Stroud and Cirencester, and Gloucestershire North) wins national award for providing Gold Standard palliative and end of life care


Bluebird Care (Stroud and Cirencester, and Gloucestershire North) has been awarded a national Gold Standards Framework (GSF) Quality Hallmark Award in recognition of the way it cares for people at the end of life.

Bluebird Care received the award at the GSF annual conference and awards ceremony on Friday 29th September at The Pendulum Hotel in Manchester - a celebration of the UK's best health and care providers for care in the final year of life.

Bluebird Care was one of only 11 Domiciliary Care providers in the country receiving the award in Manchester.

Director, Gareth Powick said, "I am immensely proud of our dedicated team at Bluebird Care for achieving the Gold Standards Framework accreditation for end-of-life care. This recognition is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality care and support to our customers and their families during one of life's most challenging moments. It's not just a certification; it's a reflection of compassion, expertise, and the genuine difference we make in the lives of those we serve. This achievement motivates us to continue setting new benchmarks in homecare and reaffirms our mission to bring comfort and dignity to those in their final journey."

Julie Armstrong-Wilson, Chief Operating Officer for GSF said: 

Congratulations to all the organisations who have successfully achieved accreditation and in receipt of the Quality Hallmark Award this year. The care and compassionate culture that has been observed is truly inspiring, this shows a commitment to ensuring people receive the right care at the right time and the positive impact this has on the people cared for and their families. Listening to what matters most to each and every individual and delivering care in accordance with their goals, wishes and preferences is what everyone should receive. Within the awards there are a number of organisations that have demonstrated their sustainability of GSF multiple times with one of the homes achieving GSF Accreditation five times. The GSF team are so very proud of all our Award Winners, with our ageing population it is so important we enable them to live well and when the time comes deliver quality care in their final year / days of life, well done to you all!”

Julie Armstrong-Wilson, Chief Operating Officer for GSF

GSF provides end of life care training and accreditation for frontline staff in health and social care, to enable a ‘gold standard’ of care for people nearing end of life.

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