Month: November 2018

Caring Terrie-Ann honoured at social care Oscars for “going extra mile”

A PASSIONATE and hardworking nurse who has played a pivotal role in turning around the fortunes of a failing care home has been rewarded with a national award. Terrie-Ann Chindley, 31, has been hailed for “going the extra mile” when it comes to caring for residents at Ely Court Care Home in Cardiff where she […]

Major expansion plans at care home as new generation takes reins

A former secretary who transformed her historic family nest into a thriving care home is continuing its legacy after handing over the reins to her two sons who are planning a major expansion creating 20 new jobs. Priscilla Llewelyn, 75, is retiring from an industrious 31-year career in social care during which she co-founded the […]

Hero Helen wins top award at social care Oscars

A Llantrisant woman described as a “hero and role model” won the top award at the social care Oscars. Helen Rees was honoured for her exceptional work at the Wales Care Awards held at Cardiff City Hall. The annual event is organised by Care Forum Wales and was sponsored by Onyx Healthcare. Helen not only […]

Starring role for opera sensation Rachel

One the world’s finest young opera singers will be performing alongside an international cast on her home ground in Wrexham. Soprano Rachel Marsh will be starring in two one-act operas at St Giles’ Church on Saturday, December 22, in a spectacular showcase for pupils of the North Wales Opera Studio. She will be taking the […]

Caring Ross hailed as “an inspiration”

A YOUNG carer has been hailed as an inspiration after winning a major national award. Ross Camacho, who works for the Cardiff and Newport based homecare provider Right at Home organisation, won gold in the Exceptional Newcomer category at the prestigious Wales Care Awards. According to Ross, the accolade made him really appreciate the importance […]

Downton Abbey-style historic hall in Flintshire is top place to get married in Wales

A DOWNTON Abbey-style historic hall has scooped a prestigious award naming it as the top venue in Wales to get married. Soughton Hall in Northop, Flintshire, swept the board at The Welsh National Wedding Awards, claiming not only the title for the best venue in North Wales but clinching the top spot as the best […]

Inspirational mum scoops top award

A busy mum praised for her dedication to making a difference to the lives of those she supports has won a gold award in a prestigious competition. Welsh speaking Kelly Pirotte, 39, from Ystradgynlais, Swansea, won the Commitment to Training and Workforce Development category, sponsored by Cardiff and Vale College, at the Wales Care Awards. […]

£6.2m funding boost for RCS to combat sickness absence

A PIONEERING service that helps thousands of workers in North Wales combat work sickness absence has been given a £6.2 million boost. Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport Ken Skates announced the EU and Welsh Government funding package to continue the In Work Support service provided by social enterprise RCS (Rhyl City Strategy) for another […]

Skoda Fabia road test by Steve Rogers

THE last time I drove a bright green Skoda Fabia I stood out like a sore thumb. It was 2011 and I was road testing a special edition Fabia vRS with an outrageous paint job – bright green with a white bonnet and white rear end emblazoned with red lightening streaks. Skoda built 300 to […]