A member of catering staff from a Droitwich care home was honoured for his dedication to his work in a special ceremony at the home.

Adam Rea was awarded the Employee of the Month title at Dorset House Care Home.

Adam's connection to Dorset House runs deep. His mother, Alison Rea, has been a member of the Dorset House team for 25 years, serving in the catering department.

As Adam grew up, he naturally became familiar with the home and during his school years, he started working part-time in the kitchen and transitioned to a full-time role upon leaving school.

Remarkably, Adam remains an integral part of the Dorset House family 13 years later.

Dorset House holds a special place in Adam's heart, not only because of his long-standing employment but also because it is where he met his future wife, Zara.

They have a daughter, Daisey, with another little one on the way.

Keeping it all in the family, Adam's sister, Sophie, also contributes her talents to Dorset House as a member of the housekeeping team, solidifying the sense of unity and belonging within the care home.

Adam was met with cheers and applause as he received his Employee of the Month award, a gesture of appreciation from the Rotherwood Group, the parent company of Dorset House.

Marion Jenkins, head chef at Dorset House, said: "Adam is kind and supportive to all the residents and staff, and he always gives 100 percent. I have known Adam since he was a small boy.

"He is such a fantastic asset to the Dorset House team, and we truly consider ourselves a family here."