A TEAM of Tullibody care workers has been praised as delivering the best support possible for those with disabilities.

Chestnut Lane was presented with the Excellence in Disabilities Services award at this year’s Scottish Social Services Awards in Glasgow.

These awards aim to recognise and celebrate innovation and excellence across the social services sector in Scotland.

Chestnut Lane earning this accolade reflects their dedication to providing outstanding support and empowering people to live the best lives possible.

Carrie-Anne Scott, service leader for Chestnut Lane, said: “We are over the moon to have been awarded Excellence in Disabilities Services at the Scottish Social Services Awards.

“The team at Chestnut Lane are an incredible bunch of hard-working and passionate people – I’ve always known how special they are so to see them recognised among the best in Scotland makes me so proud.

“It was such a special moment for the team when we were announced as winners, and for the people we support who joined us on the evening, it was a fantastic and thrilling experience.

“To be recognised jointly with our colleagues from Inverness was the cherry on the cake too.”

During the last two years, Chestnut Lane has been supporting a man with learning difficulties overcome obstacles to achieves his biggest ambitions.

The team has helped him boost his independence, confidently explore his local community and rediscover his passions for swimming and being outside in nature.

A family member added: “We feel a sense of calm and reassurance knowing our son is happy, safe and living his best life.

“The team have shown enthusiasm, dedication and continued commitment towards providing excellent quality care and support.”

Chestnut Lane forms part of Community Integrated Care, one of Scotland’s biggest social care charities.

The charity supports more than 3000 people with learning disabilities, autism, mental health concerns and dementia.

Another of Community Integrated Care’s teams, Old Edinburgh Road in Inverness, also picked up the Excellence in Disabilities award.

Sara Murphy, managing director for Scotland at Community Integrated Care, said: “We are so proud of Chestnut Lane and Old Edinburgh Road for achieving the Excellence in Disabilities award.

“Both teams have shown dedication, skill and compassion beyond measure, and have made an enormous difference to so many people.

“Their commitment to supporting people to live independently in their own homes and enjoy lives full of choice and independence, is particularly exceptional.

“Both teams are an inspirations and have made our charity very proud, bringing our vision of empowering people to live the best lives possible, to life.”

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