A Pickering care home is celebrating after scooping two top prizes at a care awards evening.

Alba Rose care home won both the Leadership and the Care Worker of the Year accolades at the Saint Cecilia’s Care Group Awards.

Tanya Wormald received the Leadership award and Bryan Mattinson the Care Worker award at the event in Scarborough.

Theirs were amongst 11 awards given out by the care group at a glittering awards evening at the Crown Spa Hotel.

Saint Cecilia’s Director Aaron Padgham said: “We are delighted for Tanya and Bryan and for everyone at Alba Rose, these are well deserved awards for two amazing and hard-working members of the team and demonstrate to the residents of Pickering what excellent care is being delivered at Alba Rose.”

Tanya is the registered manager at the home on Middleton Road in Pickering. After a period of change, Tanya is credited with creating a lovely, warm family feeling at the home, with attention to detail and a superb standard of person-centred care.

Alba Rose care assistant Bryan was chosen because of the wonderful person-centred care he provides, with one resident’s wife praising the lovely understanding he has built with her husband.

MC for the evening was inspirational speaker and dementia campaigner Big Ian Donaghy. Unable to attend due to the impact of storm Babet, former politician turned television personality Ed Balls sent a video message of support for the evening.

• Saint Cecilia’s Care Group also owns Saint Cecilia’s Nursing Home, the Saint Cecilia’s and Normanby House care homes and Saint Cecilia’s Day Care centre, in Scarborough and recently added Jubilee House, a nursing home in Whitby.

Photo details: Tanya receives her award from Saint Cecilia’s Managing Director, Mike Padgham.

Bryan receives his award from Saint Cecilia’s Director, Aaron Padgham.