STAFF at the Tadley branch of charity SeeAbility have been honoured for their hard work over the past year with a plethora of awards.

The Excellence Awards recognise outstanding performance from staff, and nominations are made by those who are cared for by the charity and their families as well as other members of staff.

Karen Hebdon, who leads SeeAblilty residential home Fir Tree Lodge, was awarded the top prize of manager of the year.

Over the last 18 months, the home has undergone major extension work and now provides ten places for young people with sight loss and profound physical and learning disabilities.

The Fir Tree Lodge team were also awarded a commendation for Team of the Year.

Karen said: “I’m delighted to receive this award which represents a great team effort during a challenging time. I’ve had really good support from staff – they are a pleasure to work with.”

Staff from Heather House, a SeeAbility Tadley residential nursing care home for youngsters with Juvenille Batten’s Disease, were also honoured.

Commendations for Excellence were given to the Heather House housekeeping team, the befriender team, volunteer co-ordinator Anita McIntyre, senior physiotherapist Clare Hughes and bank worker Fiona Hunter.