A CHARITY has taken home a regional award for the care it provides at a number of Darlington sheltered housing schemes.

Darlington Extra Care, delivered by Making Space, was named the winner of the Care Team Award at the Great British Care Awards.

The national adult health and social care charity is responsible for providing care for older people at Rosemary Court in Lascelles Park, Dalkeith House in Hummersknott, Mayflower Court in Eastbourne and Oban Court in Haughton.

Lynn Carter is Making Space’s service manager. She explains: “All of our employees are supportive, friendly and cheerful and when you walk into the schemes.

"There is a lovely warm atmosphere and the team pulls together through good times and bad. Everyone is passionate and enjoys their job, which has a major impact on the lives of the people we support.

"The team often refers to each other as their work family and as manager, I am very proud of the service we deliver."

The team will now go forward to the national finals next year.