A DEDICATED Halesowen carer has been honoured for her contributions to the sector.

Zhinga Grant-Wilson works at Portway House in Newbury Lane, Oldbury as a night shift guardian and received an award from the West Midlands Care Association for her unwavering commitment.

The 33-year-old, who lives in Halesowen, has spent the last three years at Portway House, devoting herself to the well-being of elderly residents under her care.

Fellow staff nominated Zhinga for the award, saying she is dedicated to high standards of care and radiates positivity, even during challenging times.

Originally from the Grenadines, Zhinga was raised by her grandparents, who instilled in her the value of kindness, especially towards the elderly.

Zhinga said: "I love my job and helping others to live the best lives they can, so I just do what I do to the very best of my ability."

Amrit Sumal, director of Superior Care (Midlands), which owns Portway House, said: "Zhinga is an asset and a true inspiration to our team.

"We are thrilled she has been recognised for her hard work and commitment."