A CHIRK care home has been awarded for its work in the community.

Chirk Court won the Care and Nursing Home Community Plus Award at the annual meeting of Clwyd Alyn Housing Association.

More than 200 residents, staff members and guests from partner organisations from across North and Mid Wales attended the meeting where awards were presented to those that have made a great contribution to their local communities.

The awards were part of a celebration to mark the 40th anniversary of Clwyd Alyn, which has grown from employing two members of staff in 1978, to employing more than 700 people today.

The nomination was made by Town and Community Councillor Frank Hemmings who is the area’s Dementia Champion.

Cllr Hemmings said: “The care home works tirelessly to develop and establish a dementia friendly community and care home which operates with an exceptional reputation in both Chirk and the wider community.”

Tributes were also paid to staff at the home and links made with the community and external partners who help to provide a wide range of stimulating activities for the residents to enjoy.

Awards were presented by Mrs Eurwen Edwards, OBE, Hon. President and Founder Member of Clwyd Alyn, along with Louise Blackwell, Community Development Officer.

Mrs Edwards praised staff and residents and said: “I am very proud of Clwyd Alyn and all that it has achieved over the last 40 years. These awards show how caring for people continues to be at the heart of all we do.”

Chair of Clwyd Alyn Dr Sarah Horrocks added: “Clwyd Alyn stands for so much within the Community. It’s mind-blowing to think of the number of people that we’ve helped over the years and will continue to help in the future.”