Health

Young support worker hits the big time at care sector ‘Oscars’

A young man who is carving out a high-flying career in social care has just scooped a top national award. Support worker Stefan Jenkins, 23, who lives in Kidwelly, took the joint bronze prize at this year’s prestigious Wales Care Awards, held at City Hall in Cardiff. The national awards, run by Care Forum Wales […]

Inspiring couple who helped foster son beat the odds are honoured with top award

A Swansea couple who have devoted their lives to caring for their severely disabled foster son who was not expected to live past his 16th birthday have scooped a top national care award. Elaine Bastin, 75, and her husband of 55 years Len, 78, spoke of their ‘total surprise’ at being announced winners at the […]

NHS boss turned care home manager takes silver in national awards

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” has scooped a coveted industry award. Registered nurse Geraint Morgan, general manager of Hafod’s Ty Penrhos Care Home in Castlegate, Caerphilly, has won a prestigious silver award in the Excellence […]

Care homes boss hailed as an inspiration to her team takes bronze in national awards

A Bargoed woman who has carried her deep commitment to putting people in her care first throughout her rise from the nurse to senior care homes executive has taken bronze in major national awards. As a young nurse working in the National Health Service Cheryl Wanklyn realised how vital is was to allow patients their […]

Tory AM faces social media backlash for “ill-informed” attack on police boss

A Tory AM has faced a fierce backlash after his “ill-informed” attack on a police boss for his views on cannabis use. Clwyd West AM Darren Millar unleashed a firestorm of criticism on Twitter after blasting North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones during a debate in the Senedd about the benefits of medicinal […]

Dedicated couple honoured for their silver service

A lifetime of voluntary work has resulted in a Newport couple receiving a prestigious award. 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. Their dedication to helping others was rewarded at a ceremony […]

Caring Adele becomes toast of the care industry

A bartender turned health care worker who turned her back on the pub trade to “make a difference” to others has scooped a national industry award. Adele Ashman, who has worked as a support and rehabilitation practitioner for little over two years, has won a coveted gold award in the Exceptional Newcomer category, sponsored by […]

Bakery star Floss completes toughest ever challenge in memory of her dad

A bakery worker raised more than £3,000 for an air ambulance charity in memory of her dad by taking part in a punishing 50-mile fell run. Florence Roberts, 26, who works at the Village Bakery in Wrexham, completed the Long Mynd Hike, in just over 12 hours, most of the time in total darkness. The […]

Caring Shauna honoured for her silver service

FORMER shop worker Shauna Martin has scooped an award at the social care Oscars after change of career following the death of a close family friend. Shauna, now a care assistant at Llys y Seren Residential Care Home in Port Talbot, won a silver in the Exceptional Newcomer category at the annual Wales Care Awards […]

Caring Matthew dedicates national award to grandmother’s memory

A care worker who was inspired to help elderly people after nursing his grandmother at home is celebrating national awards success. Matthew Phillips, a team leader at April Court Care Home in Swansea, has scooped a prestigious silver award in the Residential Care Practitioner category, sponsored by the Older People’s Commissioner, at the Wales Care […]