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Care home housekeeper cleans up at awards

A Bridgend care home head housekeeper is thrilled to be making a tidy success of the career she loves after scooping a top award at the Wales health care ‘Oscars’. Julie Michael who describes herself as ‘a cleanliness fanatic’ was over the moon to sweep up a prestigious bronze honour at the 2019 Wales Care […]

Police boss launches pioneering scheme to steer offenders away from life of crime

A pioneering scheme to steer low-level offenders including people caught with drugs for personal use away from a life of crime has been launched. After receiving rigorous training, nine ‘navigators’ have now started working with suitable candidates who end up at one of the three police custody suites in North Wales after being arrested. The […]

Couple make flower business blossom

Business is blossoming for a busy florist which now numbers Strictly champ Stacey Dooley among its customers. Blooming Gorgeous opened in Rhuddlan less than two years ago but already they’ve had to move to bigger premises in Prestatyn to cope with demand. It’s been a labour of love for partners Ed Furber and Pete Fletcher […]

Kind-hearted team pack shoeboxes with Christmas joy

Kind-hearted workers from a criminal record checks company have been helping to pack a record 60,000 shoeboxes taking the magic of Christmas to poverty-stricken children around the world. Ten members of staff from Disclosure Services in Wrexham volunteered to lend a hand to the Llay-based international relief organisation, Teams4U, set up by charity legend Dave […]

Double celebrations for dedicated social worker Hannah

A newly-qualified social worker who was inspired to make a difference after helping to care for her cousin has become the toast of the care industry – after scooping two national awards on the same night. Hannah Carpanini, who has worked for Monmouthshire County Council’s Adult Disability Service as a social worker for the past […]

Stage star Corey celebrates new rise to fame with social care award

A musical theatre performer who worked as a TV extra to help fund his studies and now trains health carers has won a national award – at the age of just 23. Corey Edwards, who appeared in the BBC’s popular drama series Ordinary Lies as an extra during his studies at Swansea University, scooped a […]

Care home residents make music with revolutionary device

A group of care home residents are helping to test a revolutionary new high tech instrument that helps disabled people make music. The device has been trialled at the Pendine Park care organisation who are working with Europe’s largest industrial manufacturing company, Siemens, and the Hallé orchestra. The first version of the device was a […]

Caring Lauren wins social care Oscar

A chance to fill in for a colleague who was on maternity leave paid off for a Neath woman when she picked up a prestigious award. Mother-of-two Lauren Davies was among the winners at this year’s Wales Care Awards which were presented at a ceremony in Cardiff City Hall. The awards are organised by Care […]