A learning disability care home has won the top award at the annual Skills for Care Accolades, which celebrate the best social care employers in England.
Sunnyside House, which is based in Thurrock, won the "winners of winners" gong for its work in supporting young adults to move into their own accommodation and gain independent living skills.
Judges praised its My Learning Independence For Ever (My Life) programme, which is designed to help people with all levels of impairment gain confidence and skills in areas such as budgeting, relationships and healthy eating.
"Everyone at the ceremony was impressed by their absolute commitment to person centred care and thinking differently about service delivery that has completely transformed the lives of the people they work with," said Skills for Care chief executive Sharon Allen.
Sunnyside House also won the "most effective new approach to service delivery" category. The other winners are listed here.