A community-minded Dorset care home has thanked a resident’s daughter for landing some extra help during lockdown.

Jenny Cottrell nominated Colten Care’s Newstone House in Sturminster Newton as a worthy recipient of a free Huawei computer in a national charity initiative.

She put the Outstanding-rated home forward for the AJ Bell ‘tablet giveaway’ hoping it would be a fitting reward for the way staff support family and community connections.

Delighted to hear her bid was successful, Jenny said: “Newstone House deserves a gift."

Jenny, whose mother Rosemary lives at the home, added: “Newstone is already very well resourced and has been enabling Skype contact since March but an extra tablet will mean even more family contact time for someone. The idea is that it’s used to connect people."