Care Development East has announced TV personality, Angela Rippon CBE, as host for their 2024 Suffolk Care Awards.

The annual awards recognise and reward exceptional professionals within Suffolk's social care industry.

Christian Bone, chief executive of Care Development East, said: “We are thrilled to have Angela Rippon presenting the awards.

"Angela, who has been honoured with a CBE for her work co-chairing The Prime Minister’s Champion Group on Dementia Friendly Communities and has been a strong advocate for those in the social care industry, is perfectly suited to present these awards."

East Anglian Daily Times: Angela Rippon of Strictly to present 2024 Suffolk Care Awards Angela Rippon of Strictly to present 2024 Suffolk Care Awards (Image: Submitted)

The awards celebrate professionals who despite challenges, have shown resilience and dedication, aiming to highlight their contributions to community health.

The award ceremony will feature categories such as Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Health & Wellbeing, and Ambassador of The Year.

The event, sponsored by Insight2 Mental Health, allows the public to show their appreciation for care providers who have significantly impacted their lives.

The awards will be held on Thursday, September 26, at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.