THE manager of a care home in Chorley has been recognised for her 'amazing work' at the regional Great British Care Home Awards.

Donna Norton, registered manager for Coniston House care home, won the award for best registered manager.

Miss Norton said: "I'm still in shock after winning. It's lovely to be nominated for an award but to win was incredible.

"I love what I do and the team I work with. I've been a manager here for the last 15-years and I'm truly passionate about providing a caring, homely environment for our residents, so winning this award for doing just that feels amazing."

The ceremony took place on Saturday at The Kimpton Clock Tower Hotel in Manchester.

The awards, hosted by comedian and actor Steve Walls, saw a glamorous evening with entertainment, a three course meal, a trophy giving ceremony and continued with dancing into the night.

The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector.

The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

Miss Norton has been the registered manager at Coniston House for five years and has shown incredible leadership skills in her response to the challenges presented throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

She and her team have been recognised for showing 'a true dedication to care and have worked tirelessly to keep the home safe and secure while maintaining a homely atmosphere for everyone they care for'.

Coniston House, which is home to 37 ladies and gentlemen over 65-years-of-age with a wide variety of needs, is managed by a company called Rochcare.

Athar Mahmood, a Rochcare director, said: "Donna is incredibly deserving of such an accolade. She has helped maintain a welcoming and friendly atmosphere at Coniston House during an incredibly stressful time and has led her team of 50 staff to do the same.

"We are delighted that her amazing work has been recognised with this award and we are incredibly proud to have her leading the Rochcare team at Coniston House."

Miss Norton will be invited to the National Great British Care Award ceremony later in the year, hosted in Birmingham, which will see all the winners from around the country get together to celebrate and name the national winner in each of the 21 categories.