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19th September 2016

STOP PRESS: Wales Care Awards shortlist for 2016 announced

The Wales Care Awards 2016 shortlist has just been announced. The awards are a glittering occasion and highlight of the year in the social care sector – the 'Oscars' of social care – and help to highlight the hard work and dedication of the social care workforce.

The 2016 ceremony will take place on October 21 in City Hall, Cardiff with guests from across the social care spectrum, voluntary organisations and the public sector.

There are 20 awards, four of which are special awards announced on the night.

Find out who's shortlisted for a Wales Care Award in 2016

Supported Living or Small Group Community Living Care Practitioner Award

Gareth Watkins, Q Care Ltd, Support Worker
Carolyn Hall, All Care South Wales Ltd, Domiciliary Care Worker
Emma Ogden, Cartref Ni Ltd, Care-Support Worker

Residential Care Practitioner Award – Sponsor – Older People's Commissioner
Kelly Collard, Hallmark Care Homes Greenhill Manor Care Home, Senior Carer
Helen Kermode, Tracscare, Deputy Home Manager
Ruthmar Gaitana, Pendine Park Care Organisation, Highfield Care Home, Senior Care Practitioner
Gina Ashby, Barchester Healthcare Ltd Rhallt Care Home, Care Assistant

Leadership and Management in Residential Care Services Award – Sponsor – Christie & Co.
Helen Beecham, Care Inn Ltd Plasgeller Care Home, Registered Manager
Lorraine Jackson, Consensus Support Ty Hendy Care Home, Home Manager
Gwenda Potter, The Regard Partnership Beudygwyn Farm, Service Manger

Leadership and Management in Supported Living or Small Group Community Living Award
Tracy Peers, Cartref Ni Ltd , Head of Operations
Phillip Stapley, Family Housing Assosiation, Project Manager
Catrin Hooper, Swanton Care & Community, Service/Registered Manager, 

Promoting Fulfilled Lives Award – Sponsor - Boots

Robert Lee Thomas, Hafod Care Association Picton Court Care Home, Activities Coordinator
Sarah McCowan, Ucan Care Ltd, Home Manager
Luke Jenkins, Hallmark Care Homes Greenhill Manor Care Home, Lifestyles Co-Ordinator
Lynda Wenner, Consensus Support Ty Machen Care Home, Home Manager

Commitment to Training & Workforce Development Award – Sponsor – The Pendine Academy of Social Care
Louise Davies Rae, Wrexham County Borough Council, Social Care Development Coordinator
Patricia Brown, Hallmark Care Homes Ltd Greenhill Manor Care Home, Community Manager

Exceptional Newcomer Award – Sponsor – Coleg Cambria
Jeni Lynne Williams, Halllmark Care Homes Bryn Celyn Care Home, Care Assistant
Louise Price, Penpergwm House Residential Home Ltd, Client Liaison Officer
James Colburn, Care Inn Ltd Three Cliffs Care Home, Care Assistant
Joshua Wilson, Branas Isaf Branas Isaf Personal Development Centre, Residential Support Worker

Nurse of the Year Award – Sponsor – Ontex UK
Sreeja Ranjith, Halllmark Care Homes Greenhill Manor Care Home, Registered Nurse
Cristina Poama, Barchester Healthcare Ltd Rhallt Care Home, Acting Head of Unit
Angela Rees, Integra Community Living Options, Registered Manager

Outstanding Service Award – Sponsor – Hallmark Care Homes
Philip Williams, Vale of Clwyd Mind, CEO / Housing Manager
Sharon White, Silvercrest Care, Nurse
Celia Callaghan, Integra Community Living Options, Senior Support & Rehabilitation Practitioner

Excellence in Dementia Care Award – Sponsor – FISC Healthcare
Zowie Evans, Osborne Care Homes Ysguborwen House Care Home, Deputy Manager-EMI Unit
Jennifer Davies, Care Inn Ltd , Crosfield House, Team Leader
Mandy Zatac, Care Inn Ltd Rickeston Mill Nursing Home, Clinical Lead
Julie Evans, Barchester Healthcare Plas Y Dderwen Care Home, RMN/ENG

Excellence in Learning Disability & Mental Health Services Award – Sponsor – Carewatch & Home Instead Senior Care
Andrew Papirnyk, The Regard Partnership , Registered Care Home Manager
Andrew Guy, Cyngor Gwynedd / Gwynedd Council, Day Care Supervisor, 
Neil Jeremiah, Tracscare, Area Operations Manager
Sharon Jones, Consensus Support, Home Manager

The Social Care Health & Safety Award
Stephen Ivins, Oakville South Wales Ltd The Romilly Nursing Home, Maintenance Officer, Fire Officer & H & S Officer
Ian Fisher, Hallmark Care Homes, Health & Safety Consultant

Commitment to Quality in Housekeeping and Hospitality Award – Sponsor – A Baldwins & Company
Lynda Davies, Care Inn Ltd Crosfield House Care Home, Housekeeper
Wayne Skinner, Linc Cymru Housing Association Capel Grange Nursing Home and Penylan House , Dual Manager
Christopher Gregory, Life Long Learning 4 Living Ltd Llanerchrugog Hall, Assistant Manager / Premises

Excellence in Palliative and End of Life Care
Andreea Schiopu, Silvercrest Care Mill View Care Home, RGN/Deputy Manager

The Peter Clarke Award for Promoting Excellence in Services for Children and Young People Award – sponsor – MPS Healthcare Ltd
Leanne Bennett, Branas Isaf , Registered Children's Home Manager
Lucy Wheen, Bryn Melyn Care , Head of Clinical Services

Excellence in Catering Award – Sponsor – Woodward Foodservices
Patrick Johnstone, Hallmark Care Homes Ltd Ty Enfys Care Home, Head Chef
Catherine Williams, Barchester Healthcare Ltd Bryn Ivor Care Home, Catering Manager

Wales Care Awards 2016 – awards to be announced on the night

Dignity in Care Award – Sponsor –Welsh Government

Spirit of Care Award – Sponsor – Barchester Healthcare

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

The Craig Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award 

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