A Perth care worker has been recognised as among the leading homecare employees in Scotland at a prestigious evening awards ceremony celebrating the best of the independent care at home and housing support sector in Scotland.Helen Kettles is employed by Mears/ILS at the company’s office in Perth, and was chosen as the winner of the Care Service Coordinator/Administrator of the Year Award category at the Scottish Care Awards 2015. She received her award at a ceremony in the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow on 5 June, hosted by entertainer Michelle McManus.Helen was delighted to have been selected as a winner and said: “I am very surprised but thrilled and honoured to be chosen to collect this prestigious award.”Alan Colquhoun, Service Manager for Mears/ILS in Perth, who nominated Helen, said: “Helen has shown unrelenting commitment and dedication during the last year. She is our first point of contact in the office and is frequently mentioned in service users’ reviews for being positive, friendly and very helpful. We really don’t know what we’d do without her.”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.