A Bury-based care home organisation has been recognised as being one of the top 20 groups of its kind in the UK for the third year running.

Alcedo Care, situated at Walshaw Park House on Walshaw Road, has made the shortlist among the 678 home care groups in the UK.

The award is based solely on reviews from the people they care for, along with their family and friends.

Nearly 1m disabled and older people receive care at home so they can continue to live independently in their own homes, so the range of services Alcedo Care provide are very much in demand.

The Homecare.co.uk awards choose the very best home care groups and providers in the UK, with Alcedo clients encouraged to rate all aspects of the services they receive including quality of care, compassion and value for money.

All reviews are subsequently verified independently by the Homecare.co.uk team before publication.

Reviews manager Amanda Hopkins said: “People are living longer with multiple health conditions and so home care providers which offer tailored care to people living in their own homes are hugely important in today’s society.

“Alcedo Care has proved that it continually provides a high standard of care, and we’d like to congratulate them on being a top home care group.”

Managing director at Alcedo Care, Andy Boardman, added: “We are thrilled to have been named, for the third consecutive year, as one of the UK’s Top 20 home care groups.

"It’s a great achievement for the company and all our employees.

“We genuinely care for our clients’ health and wellbeing and are committed to providing an outstanding service.

"Our ultimate aim is to enrich the lives of our clients, ensuring they continue to live life to the full in the comfort of their own homes.”

The group was established in 2017 and they offer domiciliary care services, live-in care, nurse-led complex care services, supported living and children’s services and has gained a good reputation as the home care provider of choice in the North West.

Run by husband and wife, Andy and Jo Boardman and with the support of their management team, the company is expanding at pace and aims to double in size over the next 12 months with the recruitment of more than 1,000 new carers.