A top Saltcoats care worker has been awarded the emerging talent prize at a glittering national awards ceremony.

Dean McMillan, quality officer at Carewatch Ayrshire, has been recognised as one of the leading home care employees after coming out on top in the Emerging Talent category at the Scottish Care Awards 2019.

The award celebrates an individual who is either new to the sector or has grown in their role to become a shining example of the care at home and hou sing support workforce. Dean collect ed his award at the ceremony hosted by Michelle McManus at the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow.

Dean, who is based in Irvine, was delighted to be recognised. He said: “I ’m very honoured as it is always great to get some recognition in such a big sector, however I’m a little embarrassed as there are so many amazing hard working people out there.

“I love helping people, being in the community helping vulnerable people keep their independence and getting the most out of life.”