Staff and residents at a Coleraine care home have been celebrating after its parent company scooped a major care award.
Bohill House, on the outskirts of Coleraine, is owned by Amore Care.
The firm was named Most Outstanding Residential Care Service in the UK for 2014.
The award announcement was made at the Global Over 50s Housing Awards in London.
The awards ceremony was attended by representatives from large operators from all over the world who were recorgnised for their outstanding performance.
Amore Care beat all the other UK care home operators and received special praise for the “remarkable care and compassion shown towards their residents on a daily basis” by its staff.
The honour rewards Amore’s commitment to meet the need for high quality care homes for those over 50 years of age, providing a secure and caring environment for residents.
Adrian Pancott, CEO of Amore Care, said: “I am delighted that Amore has won this award.
“It serves as a reward for the hard work of many employees who position Amore as a leader in the provision of high quality, customer-friendly over 50s housing.
‘It is an honour to be leading this company.
“I believe we are delivering exceptional homes through inspirational staffing, great home leadership and amazing investment. Now, we are officially recognised as the No. 1 operator in the UK.”
Amore Care, part of the Priory Group of Companies, offers residential, nursing and dementia care to older people with varying levels of need.
Bohill House, situated at Cloyfin Road is a purpose built nursing home in Coleraine for up to 80 older people needing nursing or dementia nursing care. Coleraine-born UTV newsreader Gillian Porter, officially opened the facility alongside home manager Tracy Henry, in October 2011.