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18th October 2013

It's time to honour social care heroes at the Wales Care Awards

The Wales Care Awards take place in Cardiff's City Hall tonight (October 18) where we'll be honouring the hardworking heroes of social care from all over Wales.

This year, the 11th year of the Awards, there are 47 nominees for a total of 15 categories ranging from Exceptional Newcomer to Nurse of the Year and everything in between.

We honour those who work with people with mental health issues, children and young people, managers, staff on the ground and the all-important hospitality and catering staff.

We have the honour of being entertained by Welsh mezzo soprano Sioned Terry and our compere is once again BBC Wales' Lucy Owen (pictured below).

BBC Wales' Lucy Owen

A reminder of who's on the Wales Care Awards shortlist 2013

Supported Living or Small Group Community Living Care Practitioner Award

Neil Roberts, Elliots Hill Care Ltd, Pembrokeshire

Heather Jasper, Calon Lan Community Care, Gwynedd

Paul Pritchard, The Regard Partnership, Gwynedd


Residential Care Practitioner Award

Clare Hudson Jones, Bryn Celyn Care Home, Bridgend

Irene Millar, Cariad Care Home - Plas Gwyn Nursing Home, Gwynedd

Lynda Jones, Hillbury Care Home, Wrexham


Leading Practice in the Management of Social Care Award

Gwen Hughes, Gwynedd Council

Selwyn Lloyd Jones,  Gwynedd Council

Sarah Louise Bladen, The Firs Residential Home, Cwmbran

Cheryl Cox, Sevacare, Monmouthshire


Promoting Fulfilled Lives Award

Andrew and Shan Dyke, Gwynedd Shares Lives,   Gwynedd Council

Amanda Francis, Greenhill Manor Care Home, Merthyr Tydfil

Janet Atherton, Gwynedd Shares Lives,  Gwynedd Council


Commitment to Training and Workforce Development Award

Peter Greenwood, Life Long Learning 4 Living Ltd, Wrexham

Neil Edmunds, Sevacare, Newport


Exceptional Newcomer Award

Olivia Thomas, Hillbury Care Home, Wrexham

George Greenwood, Life Long Learning 4 Living, Wrexham

Phil Disson, Atlantic View Care Home, Cardiff


Nurse of the Year Award

Rebecca Roberts, The Forge Care Centre, Cardiff

Rhian Evans, Cariad Care Homes, Gwynedd

Terri Broderick, Highfield Nursing Home, Wrexham


Excellend in Learning Disability & Mental Health Services

Jane Kelso, Elliots Hill Care Ltd, Pembrokeshire

Jason Williams, Wrexham Council


Outstanding Service Award

Sophanit Francis, Towy Castle Care Home, Carmarthen

Lisa Bowen and Jane Heath-Coleman, The Old Deanery, Denbighshire

Michele Williams, Bryn Celyn Care Home, Bridgend


The Social Care Health and Safety Award

Len Newman, Care Inn Ltd, Swansea

Steve Williams and Nico Burgui, Innovate Trust, Cardiff

Tessie Thomas, Shelley Jones and Pat Scanlon, College Fields Nursing Home, Vale of Glamorgan


Commitment to Quality in Housekeeping and Hospitality Award

Christine Jones, Cartref Anwyl Fan Care Home, Carmarthen

Ann Pugh, Rickeston Mill Nursing Home, Pembrokeshire

Sandra Jenkins, Cwrt Enfys Care Home, Swansea

Sharon Wright, Cherry Tree Care Home, Cardiff


End of Life Care Award

Margaret Jones, The Rhallt Care Home, Powys

Ben Perkins, Care in Hand, Pembrokeshire


Innovation in Care for Children and Young People Award

Helen Wynee, Blythwood Childcare Services, Wrexham


Excellence in Dementia Care Award

Nanette Jones, Bank House Care Home, Ebbw Vale

Phillip Pengelly, Cilymaenllyd Care Home, Llanelli

Ann Elizabeth Lane,  Gwynedd Council


Catering in Care Award

Jayne Lee, Cartref Annwyl Fan Care Home, Carmarthenshire

Joanne Parry, Bodawen Nursing Home, Gwynedd

Christine Tracey, Pendine Park Care Organisation, Wrexham


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