A charity boss has received one of the highest possible honours at the social care Oscars.
Tracy Peers, the head of operations at St Asaph-based Cartref Ni Ltd, which supports 35 adults in Denbighshire, Conwy and Flintshire, won the coveted Spirit of Care Award at the Wales Care Awards.
Tracey, who has been the company for 21 years, also won a silver award for Leadership and Management in Support Living at the ceremony at City Hall in Cardiff.
Mother of two Tracy, 47, who lives in Prestatyn, has worked in the social care sector for 30 years.
According to Tracy, she is in a privileged position to help in providing a “person-centred approach” to assist people to lead independent lives, whatever challenges they face. (more…)
A go-getting care home manager has clinched a Silver award at the social care ‘Oscars’.
Patricia Brown was rewarded with one of the highest honours at the 2016 Wales Care Awards in recognition of her years of service during which she has risen to the highest of challenges – including doing a sky dive – to help those worse off than herself.
She was over the moon about receiving the award at a sparkling ceremony and dinner in Cardiff City Hall, where she was joined by hundreds of her peers from all over the country and from all branches of the care sector.
The evening’s compere was well known opera singer Wynne Evans, aka Gio Compario from the television adverts for Go Compare insurance group. (more…)
A home manager who goes above and beyond the call of duty to improve the lives of the people with challenging behaviour has taken gold in major national awards.
Lynda Wenner, who lives in Newport and has been in charge of the specialised Ty Machen residential home in Machen near Caerphilly for the past five years, also prides herself on the strong family atmosphere she has created there with the individuals they support.
It is this dedicated approach to her caring role that has seen 52-year-old Lynda win gold in the Promoting Fulfilled Lives category, sponsored by Boots, of the 2016 Wales Care Awards, known as the social care Oscars (more…)