A care home team from Epsom were among those celebrating at the recent Surrey Care Awards 2019.

Appleby House in Epsom received the Team Award for Delivering Dementia Care at the ceremony, which was held on November 22 at Epsom Downs Racecourse.

Elsewhere there were wins for Epsom and Mole Valley's Home instead Senior Care in the Care at Home Provider of the Year, and the Staff Team at Walton Health Manor (Tadworth) for Team Care of the Year.

Over 420 care employers and staff attended this year’s Awards in total, that were presented by TV and film actor Jenny Seagrove.

The Awards recognise the hard work and dedication of people working in a wide variety of jobs in adult social care including dementia care, caring for people in their own homes and caring for adults with learning disabilities.

Erica Lockhart, Chief Executive of Surrey Care Association said:

"Our Awards ceremony recognises the really excellent care delivered by individuals and teams in Surrey and, as a county, we should be very proud of their achievements.

"Surrey’s adult social care sector employs over 30,000 people and our Awards also highlight the wide range of rewarding employment and career development opportunities that exist within our local care sector."