LONG-SERVING staff at a Swindon home care service received awards as recognition for their years of dedication.

More than 30 carers received special recognition from Bluebird Care Swindon’s managing director Ben Curtis.

Ben said: “It is a real pleasure to hold an annual awards ceremony every year, to say thank you to all our carers and central office staff, and to say a special thank you to those who have shown exceptional levels of customer care.

“I am very proud of the team and all they do for our customers in and around Swindon.

“It is thanks to them that we have such an excellent reputation as a provider of good, old-fashioned care at home.”

Seven people in the team had been with the company for more than seven years.

In addition, three team members received special awards for outstanding service and customer care. They were also honoured for giving extensive support to the central office team, which is based in the company’s headquarters at Groundwell.

Bluebird Care Swindon provides care at home, to enable its customers, who are mainly elderly people or adults with disabilities, to be able to remain living in their own homes.

Mr Curtis and operations director Katrina Simms are recruiting to expand their team and looking for people who are passionate about caring for others.