A CARE home service provider has been praised as one of the country's best employers.

The Best Employers in Care Awards are provided by research agency WorkBuzz and Home Instead Senior Care Basingstoke has been named in the run down as a '5 Star Employer'.

The Old Basing-based business provides care services to older people in their own homes.

A WorkBuzz spokesperson said: “We would like to congratulate Home Instead Senior Care Basingstoke as a 5 Star Employer.

"What makes this award extra special is it’s based on feedback from thousands of their caregivers and is only awarded to the top 10 per cent of companies that enter the Best Employers in Care Awards.

"The care sector too often receives negative publicity – in contrast Home Instead Senior Care has a strong culture whereby caregivers have the right support and training; are well led and have a strong commitment to deliver outstanding care.”

Over 120 organisations including blue chip companies like McDonald’s and O2 rely on WorkBuzz to help them measure and improve employee engagement, retention and customer satisfaction.

For more information on the background to the awards and categories, please visit www.bestcareemployers.co.uk