A CARE practitioner at Threshfield Court near Grassington has received a 20 year service award from Barchester Healthcare.

Gillian Harper, now a care practitioner, started at Barchester 20 years ago as a care assistant and has worked with residents and their relatives over the years between sister home, The Dales and now Threshfield Court.

Jane McFarlane, employee services director at Barchester said: “I’m always pleased to hear stories about the long service of Barchester staff and am delighted Gillian Harper has achieved this milestone. It is dedication like this that ensures our residents are provided with a happy place to live.”

Stacey Nicholson senior general manager at Threshfield Court said: “We’re delighted to be celebrating 20 years of loyal service with Gillian. She has demonstrated her dedication and loyalty to this home and its residents year after year. I speak for all of us here at Threshfield Court when I say that I’m looking forward to many more years of working with Gillian.”