A Taunton care worker has won a care award for her outstanding work.

Wiki, 21, has been bestowed the inaugural 'Recognition Award' at The Rectory, where she has become a pillar of the care team.

Having graduated from the University of London with a BSc in clinical psychology, she joined The Rectory in May, adding full-time commitment to her three years part-time service.

Manager at The Rectory, Abbie Foster, said: "Wiki is an amazing team player, highly motivated, loved by everyone and most importantly, she's just wonderful with our residents."

She labelled Wiki, who enjoys socialising and baking in her spare time, as a "worthy first winner," adding that she "gets on with everyone."

Somerset County Gazette: 21-year-old Wiki has been bestowed the inaugural 'Recognition Award' at The Rectory

Wiki's dedication to care is demonstrated by her intent to develop her career in psychology, with a masters psychology apprenticeship on her future agenda.

Wiki said: "Working full-time here, I’m learning so much, and the experience is totally reinforcing my desire to follow a career in the care sector."

The Rectory, run by the Glastonbury-based White Care Group, is a multi award-winning dementia care home in Taunton.

Focused on delivering person-centred care for up to 25 residents, its service can be enquired about on 01823 324145.