Perthshire care worker and video star gains recognition at Scottish Care Awards

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A care home worker who rose to Internet fame earlier this year was recognised at this year’s prestigious Scottish Care Awards, which recognises the very best of those working in the care industry.

Ross Balmer, who works at Balhousie Care Group’s Dalnaglar care home in Crieff, Perthshire was runner-up in the Emerging Talent category at the awards last Friday night.

Ross made national headlines earlier this year when a video taken of him jiving with an elderly resident to Elvis Presley was shared widely on the Internet, the video received thousands of views.

Claire Docherty, Head of Operations at Balhousie Care Group, said: “Everyone at Balhousie Care Group is immensely proud of Ross’ achievement in the Scottish Care Awards. It is wonderful to see individuals at various stages in their career making a real difference to people across our care homes, from staff to our residents and their families, by providing the very best of care.”