A Windsor care home is in the running for two prestigious national awards.

Shahnaaz Mohamad, manager of Sandown Park Care Home in Vale Road, has been announced as a finalist in the National Dementia Care Awards.

The home has also been shortlisted for its garden, which has been designed to provide multi-sensory support to residents living with dementia.

The home has already been rated as ‘outstanding’ in January by the Care Quality Commission, placing it in the country’s top one per cent.

Ms Mohamad said “Although I am honoured to be shortlisted in the manager category, everything we do at Sandown Park is a team effort.

“Our gardens are something we are extremely proud of and the feedback we have received from residents, relatives and care professionals tells us that these wonderful outdoor spaces really do make a difference.”

Judging day today is (Friday) and there will be an award ceremony in London in November.