A CARE worker from West Somerset is celebrating after being invited to attend the Great British Care Awards.

Ross Isbell, deputy manager at Croft House, in Williton, received a Somerset Care Award last September for his commitment and dedication to the residents and staff at the care home.

Following this, he was invited to the local Great South West Care Awards in Bristol.

Although he wasn’t selected as a winner on that occasion, he was ranked as one of the highest in his category and has now been invited to the finals for the Care Awards in April.

Next month, Ross will travel to London with his manager, Madeleine Flanagan, to attend a judging day where he will be interviewed, have his photo taken, and a short video will be made that will be shown at the gala dinner in April.

Speaking on Ross’s achievement, Madeline said: “We are all so proud of Ross; he works so hard to ensure that each resident and staff member is treated with respect and dignity.

“He is a true ambassador for the home and for the company.

“All of us at Croft House and Somerset Care have got our fingers firmly crossed for Ross and wish him the best of luck at the finals.”