STAFF at Candlelight Care in Westbury are celebrating after winning two top prizes at the Candlelight Care Awards 2019.

At the awards lunch at Long Sutton Golf Club, Hayley Annetts was announced as the winner of the Best Newcomer Award, and her colleague Mandy Shuckford won the Georgina Rogers Memorial Award for best Senior Care Professional.

They were part of a group of four finalists from Westbury, including one double finalist, competing with 26 other finalists across Candlelight Care’s five branches.

The company-wide Candlelight Care Awards were launched in 2017 to recognise and applaud the amazing work carried out by the Candlelight Care staff every day of the year, whatever the weather.

More than 300 nominations were received for the six categories which included Best Newcomer, Unsung Hero, and a special Dignity in Care award where nominations were made by clients.

Lorna Kent, Registered Manager at Candlelight Care in Westbury, said: “Everyone at the Westbury branch is delighted that we have two winners from our finalists in the Candlelight Care Awards."

"Hayley and Mandy’s achievements reflect on the entire team at Westbury.”

Candlelight Care is a family-run company offering homecare and live-in care services in Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire and East Sussex.

With a Head Office in Glastonbury, Somerset, it has been caring for people of all ages in their own homes for over 30 years.

Candlelight Care has been awarded the Investors in People Bronze standard for its commitment to developing its staff.