A BARNSLEY dementia charity has been shortlisted for a national award.

Barnsley Independent Alzheimer's and Dementia Support (BIADS) is one of four organisations to be shortlisted for the Bevan Prize out of over 40 nominations from across the country.

Representatives of BIADS will travel to London on July 15 to attend the awards ceremony where the winner will be announced.

They will be accompanied by Michael Dugher MP, who will also take the group for a tour of the House of Commons.

He said: "Their commitment to their members is second to none, so it is fantastic news that they have been shortlisted.

"Dementia is now one of the greatest challenges facing our health and social care systems. With approximately 3,000 dementia sufferers in Barnsley, the work BIADS do is vital for so many.

"This recognition is thoroughly deserved and they would be worthy winners."