AN ALLOA care leader has picked up a prestigious award for her front-line work with a local charity.

Clare McMurchie leads 10 adults social care services across Clackmannanshire, Falkirk, Perth and Kinross as part of Community Integrated Care.

She was awarded the Customer Relationships Award at the Scotland Excel Supplier Excellence Awards on Thursday, May 11.

The prestigious award was handed out at a ceremony held at Radisson Blu hotel in Glasgow.

"It was such an honour to win the award," Claire said. "It was an incredible moment for the whole team.

"We've done fantastic work over the last couple of years to support people to live happy and fulfilling lives in their communities.

"This includes working in partnership with local health teams and local councils to open new services that have really enabled us to support people living in long-stay institutions to move into their own homes.

"To see the impact that our work has on the people we support is amazing, and winning this award is really the icing on the cake for us."

Community Integrated Care was founded in 1988 is one of the UK's largest health and social care charities.

Sara Murphy, managing director for Community Integrated Care Scotland, said: "We are incredibly proud to see Clare and her team recognised and rewarded for the outstanding work they have done, transforming the lives of people with learning disabilities.

"Clare is certainly an inspirational leader with a brilliant, hard-working team and winning this award is a testament to their passion, commitment and inspirational initiative."