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17th December 2014

Providers urged to put their 'Welsh into action' - and enter Welsh Government awards

Independent social care providers are being encouraged to enter the Welsh Language in Health, Social Services and Social Care Awards 2015.

You can nominate groups or individuals who have gone the extra mile to ensure that patients or services users receive care through the medium of Welsh as a natural part of their care. Care Forum Wales is keen to get as many providers to enter the awards as possible in 2015, said CFW adviser Melanie Minty who will be one of the awards judges.

She said: "Last year we highlighted the fact that independent social care providers, as well as NHS staff, do great work in providing care through the medium of Welsh. This prompted the awards organisers to make sure the awards are open to independent care providers. We know that great work is going on in the sector and this is our chance to prove it! We hope as many providers as possible will nominate colleagues or staff for the 2015 awards."

Entering the Welsh Language in Health, Social Services and Social Care Awards - what you need to know

  • The awards will be presented at the Words into Action Conference held at Venue Cymru, Llandudno on July 2, 2015
  • The deadline for nominations is March 27 – find out how to nominate on the Welsh Language Policy Unit website
  • There are 10 awards categories to enter to reflect the priorities in More than just words
  • Prize money of up to £1,000 in some categories is on offer
  • There is a 'Minister's Special Award' for the best overall initiative
Nominations are welcome from:
  • Teams, groups and organisations within the NHS.
  • Teams, groups and organisations within Social Services and Social Care.
  • Voluntary organisations
  • Higher and Further Education organisations
  • Local authorities
  • Private providers of social care
  • Individuals for the Learner of the Year category
  • Nominations from the public are welcomed for all categories.

Read more about the categories of awards and get more information – click here (PDF document)




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