A WYCHAVON care assistant has been named the best in the Midlands West region.

Natasha Perry, an assistant at Bluebird Care Worcester and Wychavon, was recognised at her company's National Bluebird Care awards, held at Fortnum & Mason in London.

Natasha said: “I was thrilled to be nominated as Care Assistant of the Year nationally and to win Care Assistant of the Year for the Midlands West region.

"I love my job and all my customers who I care for. We are a very dedicated team of Bluebird Care carers and being nominated for this award is a reflection of the fantastic team effort that I am proud to be a part of.”

David Benjamin, owner of Evesham-based Bluebird Care Worcester and Wychavon, said: "Natasha is our longest serving carer and has been with us for five years.

"She is loved by all her customers and is highly respected by all of us at Bluebird Care. I was happy to nominate her for this award and am delighted that she won Care Assistant of the year for the Midlands West region.”

Bluebird Care provide home and live-in care throughout Evesham, Pershore, Droitwich, Tewkesbury and Chipping Campden and surrounding villages.