Tag: care sector

(English) Ex-RAF airman propelled to care awards success

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A former RAF serviceman who has flown up the career ladder since joining the care sector is celebrating winning a national award.

Neil Jeremiah, from Trebanos in Swansea, won the coveted Gold award in the Excellence in Mental Health category of the Wales Care Awards 2016, run by Care Forum Wales.

It is the icing on the cake of a flourishing care career, which has seen Neil transform support services for people with mental health needs and learning disabilities over the past 15 years.

The dad-of-two, who works as Area Operations Manager for Tracscare in Swansea, received his trophy at a glittering awards ceremony at City Hall in Cardiff.

“I was lost for words and humbled by it all,” said Neil, 45, who has two children aged six and five. (rhagor…)

(English) Housekeeper shines at national care Oscars

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A housekeeper who comes from a long line of care workers has become the toast of the industry after winning a coveted national award.

Lynda Davies, who has been working at Crosfield House care home in Rhayader, Powys, for the past 15 years, said kindness and compassion were in her genes and that she couldn’t imagine herself doing any other job.

The 49-year-old, who has enjoyed a 30-year career in the industry, has now received national recognition for her sensitive approach and natural charm by scooping the prestigious gold award in the Wales Care Awards 2016. (rhagor…)

(English) Former rugby player on the ball at awards ceremony

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A former rugby player’s prowess off the field in the care sector has led to him being a winner again.

Dedicated Luke Jenkins, 27, a married father-of-three, was recognised at the finals of the prestigious Wales Care Awards. He won silver after being shortlisted for the Promoting Fulfilled Lives award, sponsored by Boots.

Luke, who used to play on the wing for Dowlais and now coaches an under sevens team, is activities coordinator at Greenhill Manor care home in Duffryn Road, Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil. Former factory worker Luke, has been employed at Greenhill Manor since 2013 and has impressed colleagues in a short time. (rhagor…)

(English) Gold and silver awards at the double

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A Nantyglo woman has enjoyed gold and silver celebrations within 48 hours.

For two days after her 50th birthday Helen Beecham was among the recipients at this year’s Wales Care Awards at a ceremony in City Hall, Cardiff at which the MC was opera singer and TV presenter Wynne Evans.

The awards are organised by Care Forum Wales to recognise exceptional work in the care sector and Helen won a silver award in the category for Leadership and Management in Residential Care Services. (rhagor…)