TWO Trowbridge care workers have each received a long service award for working with people with autism and disabilities for 40 years.

Teresa Hibbs first worked as an agency worker at a Trowbridge care home, The Old Rectory and became the manager here as well as at another care home, Newtown, almost 12 years ago.

She said: "What I enjoy most about the role is seeing people achieve and get the most of out their lives.

“Over the last 20 years, people with learning disabilities have become more integrated into society, and they now feel part of the local community.”

Vivienne Skinner, support worker across the Trowbridge services, also received the accolade for 20 years of service.

She said: "The best thing about my job is the variety, working across the different services and no two days are ever the same. I hope to carry on working until 2025 when I will be 75."