A children’s home manager who helps young people overcome a difficult start in life has become the toast of the care industry by winning a national award.
Leanne Bennett has scooped a coveted gold award in the Wales Care Awards 2016, run by Care Forum Wales, which acknowledge the hard work and exceptional performances of those in the care sector.
The 30-year-old, from Wrexham, who has been the registered manager of a specialist therapeutic children’s home in Ruthin, run by Branas Isaf, since January 2015, won the Peter Clarke Award for Promoting Excellence in Services for Children and Young People. (more…)
A former triathlon competitor who became a care worker just 12 months ago has proven himself a national inspiration after scooping gold in the care industry ‘Oscars’.
James Colburn, who gave up his job as a chef to become a full-time care worker, is one of the youngest members of staff at Three Cliffs Care Home in Penmaen, Swansea.
But the 20-year-old care assistant has proven that age is no barrier when it comes to high-quality care and dedication after winning the top gong in the Wales Care Awards 2016. (more…)
A health and safety advisor whose coal mining family history inspired him to fight for workplace health has won a coveted care industry award.
Published author Ian Fisher scooped silver in the Innovation in Health and Safety category of the Wales Care Awards 2016, organised by Care Forum Wales. The prestigious national awards, run by Care Forum Wales, acknowledge the hard work and exceptional performances of those in the care sector.
The 60-year-old, who grew up in the coalmining town of Ripley in Derbyshire, collected the gong at a glittering ceremony at City Hall in Cardiff. (more…)
A care worker who leads by example has captured a prestigious gold award.
Gina Ashby from Guilsfield was among the top prizewinners at this year’s Wales Care Awards, known as the social care Oscars. The ceremony took place at City Hall, Cardiff, and the MC for the evening was opera singer Wynne Evans, also known as Compario from the TV adverts for Go Compare.
The awards are organised by Care Forum Wales to recognise good practice in the care sector and Gina, who is a care assistant at the Rhallt Care Home in Welshpool, won gold in the category for Residential Care Practitioner. (more…)
A former steelworker who has had major heart surgery can now be said to have a heart of gold.
For Gareth Watkins was among those honoured in this year’s Wales Care Awards, organised by Care Forum Wales to recognise exceptional practice in the sector.
At a ceremony in City Hall, Cardiff, Gareth, from Pontypool, received a gold award in the category for Practitioner.
After leaving school he became an apprentice in the steel industry and went on to become a supervisor and section manager. He spent a total of 38 years in the industry, much of it in Llanwern. (more…)
A mum of two with a heart of gold now also has a touch of silver. Emma Ogden came away from a glittering ceremony at City Hall, Cardiff, with one of the major awards in this year’s Wales Care Awards, known as the social care Oscars.
The awards are organised by Care Forum Wales to highlight and reward exceptional practice in the care sector and Emma was shortlisted in the category for Supported Living or Small Group Community Living Care Practitioner. Her CV, which highlighted her diligence and compassion, so impressed the judges that she was presented with a silver award. (more…)