A KEIGHLEY mental health agency that helps vulnerable women has been singled out for its work at a national awards scheme.

Roshni Ghar, which is based in Scott Street, was nominated for the 2016 Excellence in Public Health and Wellbeing awards by Keighley MP Kris Hopkins.

The initiative is designed to honour unsung heroes from across England, who are leading local projects to improve the nation’s health and wellbeing.

Of the 82 nominations received from across the country, Roshni Ghar was one of 33 selected to receive special recognition at a celebratory event at Portcullis House in London.

Najma Ashraf, social inclusion and participation worker at Roshni Ghar, picked up the award from Minister for Public Health MP Jane Ellison.

Ms Ashraf paid tribute to everyone at the organisation, whose efforts made this success possible.

Mr Hopkins said: "I am thrilled for everyone at Roshni Ghar in the wake of their well-deserved recognition.

"They do incredibly valuable work to support vulnerable women and hold a special place in the heart of our community.

"As the local MP, it was a privilege to nominate them for the award. Their success is hugely merited.”