DEDICATED staff from the Wee County have scooped multiple accolades at the annual Care at Home and Housing Support Awards 2021.

Cera Care worker Alexis Comrie, from Sauchie, led the charge, winning Carer of the Year 2021 in the awards scheme, organised by Scottish Care.

Her colleagues Leanne Carroll, 33 from Tullibody, as well as Janna Blair, 27, and Sharon Ross, 49 – both from Alva – all won Care Co-ordinators of the Year.

Clackmannan's Jordanne Little, 28, was also a finalist in the same award category.

Carer of the Year Alexis, 57, said: "Every day is an adventure in my job.

"Putting a smile on someone's face that you visit on a regular basis just makes my day.

"I enjoy a song and a wee dance with several of the people I care for which brings a light into their lives as well as mine."

Alexis walks to the service users she cares for on a daily basis, sometimes using her bike, and never missed a shift during the pandemic.

Speaking about the challenges brought on by Covid-19, she added: "We all had to help each other.

"It was a very challenging time, with some of our own staff having to isolate because of any health issues they had.

"So, a very busy time for everyone."

Scottish Care organised a virtual awards ceremony this year due to the ongoing pandemic, which was hosted by the organisation's chief executive Dr Donald Macaskill as well as Michelle McManus.

Susan McCormack, Alexis' manager at Cera Care, added: "We are honoured and immensely proud to have winners from our Clackmannanshire services at this year's award celebration.

"It endorses the good work we do on a daily basis to care for people in their own homes and enable them to live as independently as they possibly can.

"Our care workers regularly go above and beyond and again I am so proud their fantastic work has been recognised via these national awards.

"Alexis continues to have great determination and drive to keep making a difference to people's lives and I believe that she is very worthy of this recognition award.

"We are all immensely proud of Alexis and her achievement."