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Heroic Terrie-Ann in line for award after saving care home

A PASSIONATE and hardworking nurse who has played a pivotal role in turning around the fortunes of a failing care home is in line for 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 […]

Beauty spot restored with criminals’ cash

Cash seized from criminals is being used to help combat anti-social behaviour at a beauty spot in Colwyn Bay. Local people were being put off going to parts of the 50-acre Eirias Park because they were being blighted by petty crime and drug dealing. Now two environmental projects have secured a £2,500 grant from North […]

NHS boss turned care home manager in running for national award

A care home manager who held senior roles in the NHS for 27 years before moving into social care with ambitions of “making a difference” is in line for a top industry award. Registered nurse Geraint Morgan general manager of Hafod’s Ty Penrhos Care Home in Castlegate, Caerphilly says he gets as much satisfaction mentoring […]

Care providers being priced out of the jobs market by the NHS

A social care leader is calling for urgent reform to enable care homes and home care companies in Wales to compete with the NHS when it comes to recruiting staff. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, revealed that the NHS was paying staff up to £1.50 an hour more for doing the […]

Tributes to brave war veteran Bill Evans, 93

Tributes have been paid following the death of a Second World War veteran who fought his way through Europe and helped liberate Brussels. Bill Evans, 93, who passed away at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital following a short illness, was a popular resident at Pendine Park’s Gwern Alyn Care Home in Hillbury Road. He leaves two […]

Selfless Jeff and Lynne are hailed as social care heroes

A selfless couple whose lives have been dedicated to helping others less fortunate than themselves are in line for a major award. Jeff and Lynne Gornicki are in line for a prestigious award despite claiming, with typical modesty, that their work is ample reward in itself. For 40 years the couple from Wyllie, near Blackwood, […]

Caring Pamela dedicates nomination for top award to ‘hero’ grandfather

A dedicated operational trainer for a healthcare company with two care homes in Flintshire is in the running for a top award and has dedicated her success to her “hero” grandfather. Pamela Reid, who works for Barchester Healthcare, is shortlisted in the Commitment to Training and Workforce Development category, sponsored by Cardiff and Vale College, […]

Care home kazoo choir prepares for debut in aid of Poppy Appeal

Musical residents at a care home who set up a choir of kazoos are planning to make their public debut at a charity concert to raise money for the Poppy Appeal. The Singing for Fitness programme at Pendine Park in Wrexham has been a big hit and were originally organised to help residents’ breathing and […]

Couple with hearts of gold in line for social care Oscar

A kind-hearted Newport couple are in line for a prestigious award after a lifetime of voluntary work. At an age when most people are looking forward to taking life a little easier and cutting down on their commitments Tim and Christine Masters are as active as ever. They are among those shortlisted for one of […]