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Archie Potts has won an award for his volunteer work at a Dumfries care home despite being older than many of its residents.
Fiona McIlwraith went to Charnwood Lodge to meet him.
The Service Manager of the care home where 87-year-old Archie Potts volunteers has said that they're grateful for the work that he does.
Denise Malone, who is also Mr Potts' daughter, was pleased to see his efforts recognised by a national award.
A local man has won a national award in recognition of his efforts at a care home in Dumfries.
At 87, Archie Potts is older than many of the residents of Charnwood Lodge.
He has spent the last 18 months working to transform its garden for their pleasure.
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Today the campaign to have a man with Down's Syndrome and dementia cared for in his home town succeeded.
Michael Cavelrt's family started an online petition, signed by more than 150,000 people, to ensure that he would be cared for in Wigton.
In a meeting this morning, it was confirmed that Mr Cavelry would remain in Wigton.
Hannah McNulty reports.
The family of Michael Calvert, who has dementia and Down's Syndrome, are delighted with the news that he'll be cared for in their home town.
Michael has lived with his mother in Wigton his entire life.
She can no longer care for him, and there was a strong chance he'd be moved to a home 20 miles away.
But today the authorities say there's a space for him in Wigton - a decision welcomed by his family:
The decision to allow a man with dementia and Down's Syndrome to receive care in his home town of Wigton has been announced.
Representatives of the council and the NHS met with Michael Calvert's family this morning.
In a joint statement, the authorities say they are happy a satisfactory outcome was achieved.
"The various agencies involved in this case met with the family this morning to discuss the most effective way forward.
All agencies involved are pleased that a satisfactory outcome has been achieved for Michael and his family."
A campaign backed by more than 150,000 people has succeeded as a man with Down's Syndrome and Dementia is allowed to stay in his home town for treatment.
Michael Calvert's family began an online petition to fight against plans for him to be moved to a care home 20 miles from Wigton, where he has lived all of his life.
Today in a meeting of the council, the NHS, and his family, it was agreed he would move to a care home in Wigton.
The decision as to where Michael Calvert is to be homed will be announced today.
Mr Calvert has dementia and Down's Syndrome and as his family can no longer give him the care he needs, faces the possibility of moving to a care home 20 miles from his home town.
His family have battled to have him placed in a care home in Wigton, where he has lived all of his life, with their online petition receiving 154,921 signatures of support.
The council, the NHS, and his family will meet today at 9.30am at the Chrysalis building in Wigton to make the decision.