A KIIDDERMINSTER care home worker is celebrating winning a prestigious regional award.

Beckie Archer, who works at Care UK's Brook Court home, Oldnall Road, was awarded a Worcestershire Health and Social Care Award in the dementia care category.

Beckie, who has worked at Brook Court since 2017, organises activities and events for residents at the home, including those with dementia.

Recent activities she has arranged include a drum workshop and VE Day celebrations.

She said: "I'm thrilled to have won.

"There's nothing like knowing an activity or event has made a big difference to a resident's life, whether its given them an opportunity to remember happy times they'd forgotten or allowed them to reminisce through revisiting old hobbies."

Brook Court manager, Gill Pratt, added: "Beckie has been an invaluable member of the team ever since she joined, and I'm pleased to see her hard work and expertise when it comes to caring for residents living with dementia recognised by the wider community."

The Worcestershire Health and Social Care awards were ran jointly by the Worcester News and the University of Worcester.