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29th November 2017

November 2017: Wales Care Awards winners celebrate receiving social care 'Oscars' at Cardiff ceremony

The 15th annual Wales Care Awards took place in Cardiff on November 17 with the winners celebrating in style at City Hall in Cardiff.

  • Scroll down for the full list of Wales Care Awards 2017 WINNERS

Owen Olds, Carer at Mill View Care Home, SilverCrest Care received the 2017 Spirit of Care Awards

There were 14 main awards plus five special awards announced on the night – the Dignity in Care Award, sponsored by the Welsh Government, the Bryn Terfel Foundation Award for Promoting the Arts in Social Care, the Craig Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award, the Peter Clarke Award for Promoting Excellence in Services for Children & Young People, and the Spirit of Care Award.

The ceremony was attended by the newly-appointed Welsh Government minister for Children and Social Care Huw Irranca-Davies AM, who presented the Dignity in Care Award.

Paying tribute to all of this year’s nominees, Mr Irranca-Davies said: "All of you provide a vital public service and at its centre are the people who work on the frontline. People rely on your skills and your professionalism to deliver their care. You make a difference every single day, every single moment.”

"The environment you're working is has never been more challenging. The need for care and support services is growing and there is pressure to do more and to do it differently, and that's difficult. However it also makes it a very exciting time for social care in Wales and we've recently published our national strategy, Prosperity for All.

"We can only tackle the challenges we face in social care together and by working across boundaries. We will look at how social care supports our economy as we know that social care is a significant economic centre in its own right, and I'm delighted that social care has indeed been identified as one of the priority areas which has the potential to be the greatest contribution to the long term prosperity and wellbeing of the people of Wales.

"As we know, compassionate, dignified care plays a critical part in building strong communities and ensures that people can be healthy and independent for longer. So together we must raise the profile and the status of social care workers so that social care becomes the positive career choice where people are valued and supported responsibly."

The ceremony was hosted by Radio Wales DJ and opera singer Wynne Evans, and entertainment was provided by the Only Boys Aloud choir.

Wales Care Awards 2017

Who were the 2017 Wales Care Awards winners

1 - Exceptional Newcomer Award - Sponsor - Coleg Cambria

GOLD -  Sean Paul Doyle, Childcare Practitioner at Options Kinsale

SILVER - Ashden Prance-Bowen, care assistant at Shire Hall Care Home, Hallmark Care Homes

BRONZE - Rachel Gavin of Bridgend County Borough Council’s Community Learning Disability Team

2 - Excellence in Catering Award – Sponsor - Harlech Foodservice

GOLD - Richard Thompson, catering manager at Bryn Seiont Newydd, Pendine Park Care Organisation

SILVER - Carys Davies, second chef at Shire Hall Care Home, Hallmark Care Homes

BRONZE - Anthony Dyer, Head Chef at Penylan House Community Nursing, Linc-Cymru Housing Association

3 – Excellence in Learning Disability & Mental Health Services Award – Sponsor - Educ8 Ltd and Home Instead Senior Care

GOLD - Gayle Thomas, Behaviour Practitioner – Wales, at the Consensus Caring Homes Group

SILVER - Leigh Miller, Day Opportunities Manager at New Horizons Day Centre, Consensus

BRONZE - Andrea Lock, Registered Manager, Family Housing Association

4 - Leadership & Management in Supported Living or Small Group Community Living Award - Sponsor – AA Health, Safety and HR Consultants

GOLD - Linda Forrest-Owen, Anglesey Manager at Carelink Homecare Service Ltd

SILVER - Noel Williams, Managing Director at Calon Lan Community Care Ltd

BRONZE - Menna Roberts, Area Manager at Cymorth Llaw Ltd

5 - Leadership and Management in Residential Care Services Award – Sponsor - Christie & Co

GOLD - Susan Lanceley, Registered Home Manager at Rickeston Mill Nursing Home Care Inn Ltd

SILVER - Anne Thomas, Executive Director at Penylan House Community Nursing Linc-Cymru

BRONZE - Karen Beech, Clinical Care Manager at Greenhill Manor Care Home, Hallmark Care Homes

6 - Commitment to Training & Workforce Development Award – Sponsor - Cardiff & Vale College        

GOLD - Michele May and Sarah Longhurst, Care Consultants at Pendine Park Care Organisation

SILVER - Beverley Larkins, Staff Development & Training Officer at Wrexham County Borough Council

7 – Independent Sector Nurse of the Year Award - Sponsor - Ontex Healthcare

GOLD - Tracey Frowen, Clinical Nurse Manager, The Hollies Care Home, SilverCrest Care Ltd

SILVER - Hannah Leggat, Registered Nurse, Shire Hall Care Home, Hallmark Care Homes

BRONZE - Jocelyn De Guzman, Registered Nurse, Highfield Care Home Pendine Park Care Organisation

8 - Supported Living or Small Group Community Living Care Practitioner Award - Sponsor - Mayberry Pharmacy Ltd, CareGuard and Telbridge

GOLD  - Teresa Francis, Shared Lives Officer at Gwynedd Council

SILVER - Melanie Walters, Care Practitioner at Radis Community Care

BRONZE - Owen Olds, Carer at Mill View Care Home, SilverCrest Care

9 - Commitment to Quality in Housekeeping and Hospitality Award – Sponsor - Care Inn Ltd

GOLD - Brian Lane, Executive Chef & Chef Trainer, Hallmark Care Homes

SILVER - Karen Saunders, Housekeeper, Ty Bronllys, Orbis Education & Care

BRONZE - Judy Twidale, Soft Furnishings Assistant, Pendine Park Care Organisation

10 – Excellence in Palliative and End of Life Care Award – Sponsor – SilverCrest Care Group

GOLD - Ann Atkin, Family Support Officer, St Kentigern Hospice

SILVER - Karen Wilcox George, Community Manager, Greenhill Manor Care Home, Hallmark Care Homes

BRONZE -  Mark Dunn, Health & Social Care Assistant, Everycare Cardiff Ltd.

11 - Excellence in Dementia Care Award - Sponsor – All Care (South Wales) Ltd  and A Baldwins & Company

GOLD - Sara Wells, Carer at Procare Nursing Agency Ltd

SILVER - Elizabeth Durlucia, Registered Manager, Ty Bryn Care Home, Amaranth Care Ltd

BRONZE - Ceri Powell, Activities Organiser, Brocastle Manor Care Home, Hafod Care Association Ltd

12 – Outstanding Service Award - Sponsor – Hallmark Care homes

GOLD - Rhian Evans, Shared Lives Enabler Gwynedd & Anglesey Shared Lives Scheme for Anglesey & Gwynedd Council.

SILVER - Janet Paynter, Registered Home Manager, Treetops Care Home Care Inn Ltd

BRONZE - June Clark, Home Manager, Plas y Garn Residential Home, Hafod Care Association Ltd

13 - Promoting Fulfilled Lives Award - Sponsor – Boots Healthcare

GOLD - Elizabeth Hughes, Shared Lives Enabler Gwynedd & Anglesey Shared Lives Scheme, Anglesey & Gwynedd Council, and Christine Lewis, Enrichment/Activities Co-Ordinator, Highfield Care Home Pendine Park Care Organisation

SILVER - Tracy Davies, Care Giver at Home Instead Senior Care, and Cerianne Gratton, Registered Manager, All Care (S.Wales) Ltd

14 – Residential Care Practitioner Award Sponsor - Older People’s Commissioner

GOLD - Linda Marie Kinsey, Senior Carer at Picton Court Care Home,  Hafod Care Association Ltd

SILVER - Rebecca Barnes, Senior Care Practitioner at Merton Place Care Home, Clwyd Alyn Housing Association

BRONZE - Shani Lauren Escott, Care Officer at Pen-Coed Residential Home, Forest Care Homes

 

Wales Care Awards 2017 – Top Awards 

These special awards are announced on the night and the Dignity In Care Award winners are chosen from candidates in all the other awards categories.

Care Forum Wales is grateful to the Bryn Terfel Foundation for its continued support for the Arts in Social Care Award.

The Peter Clarke Award for Promoting Excellence in Services for Children & Young People - Sponsor – Citation

Paul O’Donnell & Leonard Drane, Directors at Priority Childcare Ltd

The Sir Bryn Terfel Foundation Wales Care Award for Promoting the Arts in Social Care - Sponsor – Pendine Park Care Organisation

Nia Davies-Williams, Musician-in-Residence at Bryn Seiont Newydd, Pendine Park Care Organisation

The Craig Thomas Lifetime Achievement AwardSponsor – City & Guilds

Tina Donnelly CBE, Director of Royal College of Nursing Wales

Dignity in Care Award - Sponsor – Welsh Government

Ann Atkin, Family Support Officer, St Kentigern Hospice

Elizabeth Durlucia, Registered Manager, Ty Bryn Care Home, Amaranth Care Ltd

Jocelyn De Guzman, Registered Nurse, Highfield Care Home Pendine Park Care Organisation

Spirit of Care Award - Sponsor – Barchester Healthcare

Owen Olds, Carer at Mill View Care Home, SilverCrest Care

 

 

 


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