A KIND-hearted and inspiring maintenance man from a care home in Bridgwater is through to the national finals of the Great British Care Awards.

Andrew Morgan, from The Rosary Nursing Home, has just gone head to head with care staff from across the region in the South West regional finals of the prestigious annual care awards, winning the Ancillary Worker category.

Having worked at the home for three years, Andrew was nominated for the amazing things he does every day for his residents, going above and beyond to bring them joy.

Among these are creating a magical winter wonderland in the home’s gardens, spending weeks setting up and connecting over 15,000 individual lights.

He also sculpted a wooden cross for the bedroom of a very religious resident and found a way to install a special television box in the room of Portuguese resident so he could watch his native country’s channels.

Andrew said: “Whether it’s putting up pictures, making a winter wonderland or simply sitting for a chat, to see the residents happy and looking forward to whatever we have planned next is always rewarding and this award is for them as much as is it for the rest of the staff at The Rosary."

The regional final was held at the Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, with the grand final set to take place in Birmingham next year.