A HOME care company is celebrating after winning an award for the essential end of life training it provides to caregivers.

Home Instead Senior Care, whose national office is based in Stretton, picked up the award at a prestigious ceremony in London as part of the Princess Royal Training Awards.

The company is one of only 44 organisations to receive the accolade.

The award was collected by CEO Martin Jones, head of people, Karen Dakin, and learning and development partner, Tim Howell.

Home Instead's 9,000 caregivers across the UK took part in the training to learn the skills needed to deliver the very best quality care enable them to cope with the practical and emotional demands of caring for someone at the end of their life.

Martin said: "The award is a fantastic accolade, showing our dedication to providing the highest level of training to equip our caregivers with the skills needed to help a person during the emotional end stage of their life."

Tim added: "We know that an estimated 60 per cent of people wish to die at home where they feel most comfortable.

"By supporting our caregivers through training, our teams are able to make that wish a reality for people.

"Home Instead is passionate about delivering the very best training right across its network of offices which ultimately means we can help deliver the very best care possible to older people at home."