A Clacks care user has been recognised at a prestigious evening awards ceremony celebrating the best of the independent care at home and housing support sector in Scotland.Alister Scott has been receiving care from Mears/ILS for around 10 years and was a winner of the Individual Service User of the Year Award category at the Scottish Care Awards 2015. The ceremony took place in the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow on 5 June, hosted by entertainer Michelle McManus.Alister was delighted to have been selected as a winner and said: “I’m thrilled to have won this award and it makes me feel very appreciated. The care I receive is excellent and I really enjoy participating in company meetings and being able to contribute to these.”Susan McCormack, Service Manager for Mears/ILS in Clacks, who nominated Alister, said: “Alister is held in very high regard with service users and staff alike, and is an inspiration to us all. He comes along to all our participation events, and everyone agrees that his contributions bring these sessions to life and candidates feel better prepared to work in care at home services. We appreciate all that he does and think that this award is a fantastic way to recognise his participation.”The Scottish Care National Care at Home and Housing Support Awards follow a full day conference for the homecare sector, which is now in its ninth year. These awards have been hailed a huge success in recognising individuals, teams and companies, with more entries than ever flooding in each year from employers and employees nominating their peers and colleagues.The awards were judged by Marcia Ramsay from Leonard Cheshire Disability, Chris Bruce, Lead on Outcomes, and Dr Anne Hendry, National Clinical Lead for Integrated Care at the Joint Improvement Team.The conference, exhibition and care awards are the largest of their kind for the care at home and housing support sector in Scotland and are designed for those commissioning, planning and providing care and support to adults in their own homes across Scotland.For more information visit www.scottishcare.orgMears’ care teams provide support to around 20,000 people a year and it is continually expanding to meet the increasing needs of the elderly population and other people. Its services are designed to meet changing needs and promote independence for those who may require extra support.