Homes Caring for Autism, which runs centres in Trowbridge and Heywood, have won the LaingBussion award for service excellence.

Trowbridge’s Durlston House and Heywood’s Durlston Lodge were praised for the high level of support they provide.

Representatives from Homes Caring for Autism, which has premises across the south west, received their award from former MP Michael Portillo this month.

A spokesman for healthcare company LaingBussion said: “This prestigious award picks out one particularly remarkable finalist. Homes Caring for Autism has managed to expand without losing the personal touch, whose service users and their families clamour to sing their praises.”