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17th October 2014

Wales Care Awards 2014: Shortlist announced for sell-out event on October 24 in Cardiff's City Hall

The prestigious 'social care Oscars', the Wales Care Awards, will take place one week from today, on October 24, in Cardiff's City Hall.

This year marks the 12th year of the awards which honour the unsung heroes of social care as well as those leading the way with best practice and excellence in care. They cover the whole spectrum of roles with the social care profession, from catering to dementia care, to health and safety, housekeeping and nursing. Everyone from leaders and managers to the newest recruit has the opportunity to be nominated.

A total of 21 awards will be presented on the night. The winners of the three final awards, the Dignity in Care Award, the Spirit of Care Award and the Craig Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award, will all be picked from among the finalists in the 18 other awards categories.

The awards will be hosted once again by BBC Wales' Lucy Owen and this year's singer is Ffion Perrett (pictured), a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music who began her musical studies while still at school, studying with the respected Cardiff soprano Gail Pearson.

Ffion has already made a stellar start to her professional career and has performed with choirs including the Pendyrus Male Voice Choir, the Barry Male Voice Choir, the Castell Coch Choral Society and the London Welsh Male Voice Choir.

Find out who's on the 2014 Wales Care Awards Shortlist

Supported Living or Small Group Community Living Care Practitioner Award
Martin Reynolds / Christopher Isles (joint nomination), Tredomen House, Ystrad Mynach
Leighton Sanders, Q Care Aberdare
Helen Beddington, Elliots Hill Care, Haverfordwest
Emma Murray, Vale Senior Care, Denbigh

Residential Care Practitioner Award
Michael Stanbank, Woodside Grange Care Home, Colwyn Bay
Claire Venables, Pendine Park Care Organisation Wrexham
Shirley Gillings, Swn y Mor Care Centre, Port Talbot
Pamela Ann Williamson, Clwyd Alyn, Ruthin

Leadership & Management in Residential Care Services Award
Gwyneth Virgo, Thomas Gabrielle EMI Residential Home, Cwmbran
Tracey Cuthill, Pendine Park Care Organisation, Wrexham
Shirley Morris, Fairhaven Care Home, Colwyn Bay

Leadership & Management in Supported Living or Small Community Award
Nicola Bolton, Integra Community Living Options, Llanelli
Sharon Burke, Anheddau Cyf, Bangor
Dave Massey, Elliots Hill Care, Haverfordwest

Promoting Fulfilled Lives Award
Matt Palamarczuk, Pendine Park Care Organisation, Wrexham
Karina Sobczyk, Greenhill Manor Care Home, Merthyr Tydfil
Liam Heaney, Bradshaw Manor Care Home, Rhyl

The Bryn Terfel Foundation Wales Care Award for Promoting the Arts in Social Care
Trevor Whymark, Three Cliffs Care Home, Gower

Exceptional Newcomer Award
Julie James, Cilymaenllwyd Care Home, Llanelli
Rhiannon David, Crosfield House, Rhayader
Simoney Steadman, Ty Enfys Care Home, Cardiff
Karen Jefferies, Maesteilo Care Home, Llandeilo

Nurse of the Year Award
Sebasitan Werys, Cwrt Enfas Care Home, Ystradgynlais
Elizabeth Richards Calnon, Millheath Nursing Home, Newport
Rimple Rimple, Shire Hall Care Home, Cardiff

Outstanding Service Award
Amanda Gladstone, Gwynedd Council Shared Lives / Adult Placement Scheme, Caernarfon
Andy Watters, Elliots Hill Care, Haverfordwest
Janet Blythe, Springbank Nursing Home, Barry

Excellence in Dementia Care for Care Practitioners Award
Jane Geraghty, Queen Elizabeth Court, Llandudno
Edflor Madrid, Quarry Hall Care Home, Cardiff
Nicole Hauptfleisch, Ty-Cerrig, Caergwrle, Wrexahm

Leading Practice in Learning Disability & Mental Health Services Award
Tony Doyle, Care Without Compromise, Neath
Jenny Steadman, Torfaen County Borough Council
Judi Roberts, Pendine Park Care Organisation, Wrexham
Jayson Hughes, Integra Community Living Options, Thomastown

The Social Care Health & Safety Award
Hilary Cardwell, Anheddau Cyf, Bangor
Julian Edwards, Belgrave House, Abergavenny
Nick Mannion, Ty Enfys Care Home, Pentwyn, Cardiff

Commitment to Quality in Housekeeping & Hospitality Award
Janet Hicks, Regency House Care Home, Cardiff
Gail Henderson, Oak House Care Home, Cardiff
Irene Christ, Cambian Pengwern College, Rhuddlan

Excellence in Palliative & End of Life Care Award
Paul Goodridge, G4S, HMP Parc, Bridgend
Rhian Thomas, Cartref Ael y Bryn, Barleybind Nursing Homes
Dinah Hickish, St Kentigern Hospice, St Asaph

Innovation in Care for Children and Young People Award
Colette Macko Afon Goch Children's Home, Caernafon
Tina Ruane, Pengwern College, Rhuddlan

The Peter Clarke Award for Promoting Excellence in Services for Children and Young People Award
Mark Adams, Branas Isaf, Llandrillo
Sarah Hill, Cambian Pengwern College, Rhuddlan
Tom Wade, Cambian Pengwern College, Rhuddlan

Catering in Care Award
Gareth Matthews, Shire Hall Care Home, Cardiff
Clare Wilkins, Cwrt Enfas Care Home, Ystradgynlais
Barry Howells, Cartref Ael y Bryn, Ammanford
Victoria Kingdom, Swn y Mor Care Home, Port Talbot

Commitment to Training & Workforce Development Award
Bridget Mary McCann, Romilly Nursing Home, Cardiff
Catherine Rowell, Coleg Cambria, Connah's Quay
Hilary Jones, Cartrefi Cymru, Newtown

Dignity in Care Award
To be announced on the night

The Spirit of Care Award
To be announced on the night

The Craig Thomas Lifetime Achievment Award
To be announced on the night




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