THOSE who help older people and the vulnerable control their own care are to be championed.
Durham County Council is taking nominations for its annual Awards for Personalisation.
Its categories cover community settings, residential care, food and nutrition, work to promote dignity and health and social care.
The awards are open to private, independent and voluntary sector organisations, which provide services for people living in County Durham.
The closing date is Friday, with winners to be announced at the end of next month.
For more information call the council on 372 5598, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.durham.gov.uk/yourlifeyourchoice.