A MAN who works tirelessly on behalf of those suffering from dementia has won official recognition for improving the lives of others.

Roy Tomlinson, of Northallerton, was named Compassionate Carer of the Year at the Making Space Awards, held to mark the national health and social care charity's 35th anniversary.

He has been the manager of the charity’s Dementia Carer Information, Advice and Support Service in North Yorkshire since 2015.

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He was nominated by his manager Cath Magee who said: “Roy is a compassionate carer of his service users and his colleagues. Nothing is too much to ask. He genuinely cares about those in his team. He is the first to volunteer to help anybody and expects nothing in return.

"He is absolutely committed to developing services for people with dementia in North Yorkshire. He is steeped in good practice and is an expert when it comes to safeguarding matters

"The quality of support and supervision he provides is great and pays dividends as his team develops a range of group support and training and advice services."