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…)
A man who decided on a career in caring after visiting a residential home to do some building work and eventually rose to become its manager has struck gold in major national awards.
Andrew Papirnyk, who lives in Tywyn, Gwynedd, went along to Cerrig Camu in Dolgellau in the winter of 2004 to do some labouring work for the firm he was with at the time. He quickly built up a rapport with some of its residents and immediately opted to make caring his profession.
Nine years later he was appointed as the home’s registered manager and has been commended for the way he runs it and credited for helping to integrate clients with learning disabilities and mental health needs into the community. (more…)