AN ALLOA respite centre has thanked all those who helped turn it into a 'winter wonderland' this Christmas.

Last month, staff at Ludgate House Resource Centre appealed for donations of lights and festive ornaments which would be set up in the site's garden area.

That area can be viewed by service users, and the ultimate aim was to create a Christmas display that would "lift everyone's spirits".

Following the appeal, a large number of donations were made which helped transform the site into a stunning festive display.

A spokesperson said: "We had a fantastic response to our appeal for donations.

"It's making such a difference for the service users and the staff.

"Season's greetings and all the best for 2021."

Ludgate House is run by Clackmannanshire Council, and provides respite services for older people in the Wee County.

Earlier this year, the facility was praised by the Care Inspectorate for the support shown to service users.

An inspectorate report said: "The service provided a lovely level of encouragement and support for people to maintain their level of independence and abilities.

"Staff were respectful and warm when supporting people.

"It was obvious that staff were committed and motivated in providing a quality level of care and support to people using the service.

"The staff had a very calm and caring manner."