A SOCIAL care provider who supports young people with autism has won a prestigious award.

iMap, individuals Making Autism Positive, specialise in the highest level of support for individuals with autism and learning disabilities.

The organisation provides residential services and a children's service in Winsford.

Winsford adult services has won the Best Care Home Team award at the Great British Care Awards.

In their assessment, judges said: "“They are a second family to each other and the residents. An impressive team with an excellent relationship to service users, relatives and each other.”

The organisation had also been named as a finalist in the Best Care Employer category.

Deputy manger Faye Cater and Kyle Guest , a senior in the Winsford Services attended a gala award evening in Manchester on November 24 along with Su Lemmon, head of adult services and Sharon Beddow, principal of iMap School.

This success builds on last year's achievement when iMap’s Su Lemmon was a finalist for Best Care Home Manager and Liz Coppin won the Best Activity Planner in the north west and was a national finalist in that category at the Great British Care Awards.

The Winsford team will now go on to represent the north west at the National Great British Care Awards Finals in Birmingham next year.