It is onwards and upwards for Haylie House Residential Care Home in Largs, thanks to a grant from Tesco.

The management team at the care home in Irvine Road were delighted to be selected for a special grant of £1,500 towards a recently installed stairlift.

This award was the result of an application to the Tesco Stronger Starts programme.

The stairlift, which is now installed and operational, gives residents an alternative means of access to and from the upper-floor bedrooms. It will also serve as a backup in the unlikely event of the lift being out of action.

Home manager Irene Smith said: "This is an excellent new facility for Haylie House, which gives residents a fully-supervised means of access to and from the upper floor. The contribution from Tesco is very much appreciated."

Tesco Extra staff visited Haylie House to see the new stairlift and present the award.

Haylie House is owned by Largs Common Good Fund and run by a professionally qualified management team, who are overseen by a Board of Trustees drawn from local volunteers with a diverse background of experience and talent.

The trustees are all actively involved in the running of Haylie House and work closely with the staff to ensure that every aspect of the management and service quality meets the exacting standards demanded by the Scottish Commission for Regulatory Care.

Regular inspections by the latter ensure that all aspects of safety and security are adhered to.