Residents of Rough Nook their families during the memorial carol service at Oakworth Crematorium.

A SPECIAL service helped adults with learning disabilities in the Worth Valley remember loved ones they have lost.

The residents of Rough Nook, in Haworth, were also able to celebrate the festive season during the Memorial Carol Service at Oakworth Crematorium.

Jill Huelin and Ron Wilkin organised the event for people who live at Rough Nook, run by Ambler Way Support to give its clients an independent lifestyle.

Ambler Way spokesman Jo Currie said: "Adults with learning disabilities struggle to express their emotions in what others may consider to be appropriate ways.

"They were given the opportunity to remember people who they had lost and celebrate the season in a very special way.

"I must commend Gill and Ron for all their hard work in organising this event. I think they may be unaware of the emotional well-being they are enabling and the positive impact this has on our service users.

"I would also like to thank the celebrant Kevin Mitchell, organist Susan Watkiss, and Simon Jagger and Shaun Roberts from Coop Funeral Services, who kindly gave up their time and enhanced the experience."

Rough Nook opened as a care home for people with learning disabilities in 1984, the first such private home in the Bradford area.