THE team at care charity Alzheimer's Support have been recognised for their home care services at this year's Dementia Care Awards.

The charity's support at home team won the best team category which was presented to them by John Middleton, a former Emmerdale actor at the ceremony at Doncaster Racecourse on November 9.

Registered services manager Sally Haddrell-Jenks, who accepted the award on behalf of the team, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be receiving this on behalf of our wonderful colleagues who do so much to support people living with dementia in Wiltshire.

"The important work we do is very much behind the scenes so it is wonderful for the team to get this recognition.”

The team provides personalised, one-to-one companionship and support to people living with dementia across Wiltshire and consists of 65 support workers and eight care coordinators who visit people in their own homes and take them on outings.

CEO Babs Harris said: “I am bursting with pride. Our small Wiltshire outfit stood out amongst all the large, national, and well-funded organisations and what came through was the dedication, understanding and love that our colleagues show every day in their work.”

Joanne Armstrong, from Devizes, who cares for her husband Robin said: “This is so well deserved. The service from Alzheimer’s Support has been wonderful. I cannot speak highly enough of the support worker who comes to us at home. He understands our needs.”