A local care home worker who goes “above and beyond” the call of duty has been named Scottish Carer of the Year.
Natalie Driscoll, 41, picked up the top award at a glittering awards ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow.
It recognised her dedication to the job, her interaction with the residents she cares for and her support for other members of staff at Braehill Lodge in Carnoustie.
Natalie has worked at the privately owned care home for six years. She said: “I still can’t believe I won this award.
“It is the first time someone from the east of Scotland has been nominated.
“It’s an amazing feeling. To be a carer is not about the money, it’s about the residents.
“You have got to love your job and I see every single resident here as my second family.”
Mum of three Natalie, from Carnoustie, added: “I didn’t think I was going to win – I am still in shock.”
Natalie was nominated by her manager, Evelyn Roche, who praised her caring nature and the compassion she shows towards the 24 residents.