A WEST Yorkshire care service has made it to the northern finals of the Department of Health's Health and Social Care Awards.
Careline, operated by West Yorkshire Ambulance Service, offers 24- hour support to vulnerable people in the community.
The service, set up in 1999, has been selected as one of three finalists in the Outstanding Achievement in Emergency Care category.
On June 7, Careline staff will travel to Manchester to collect their regional awards.
Then on July 7, they will travel to London for the national final and a chance to win £15,000.
Careline is run by the ambulance service, the Tunstall Group Ltd and Calderdale Council social services.
It started in Calderdale and has spread across West Yorkshire.
People registered with Careline get home alarms, a pendant alarm and 24-hour access to Careline operators.
Sheron Hobson, Careline services manager, said: "Our response can be from dealing with anxiety calls with empathy to initiating a fast response from our team of health professionals."
The service takes 50,000 calls a year and stops 2,400 unnecessary ambulance call-outs each year.