Health

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Young support worker on a fast track to Wales Care awards

A young man who is carving out a high-flying career in social care is in the running for a top national award. Twenty-three-year-old Stefan Jenkins, who went to St John Lloyd Catholic School in Llanelli but now lives in Kidwelly, has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2018 Wales Care Awards, which aims to reward outstanding […]

Caring Shauna overcomes tragedy to be in running for award

A former shop worker who decided to swap careers and become a carer after the death of a close family friend is in the running for an award. But when Shauna Martin was interviewed by her now residential home employer in Port Talbot she came across as shy and lacking in confidence. Then during her […]

Well-travelled chef cooks his way into finals of prestigious competition

A caring chef who cooked up a storm on luxurious cruises is in the running for national award after impressing care home residents with his five star culinary skills. Reginald Milton Inness, who is 58 and originally from Guyana, has worked as a chef at Picton Court Care Home, Porthcawl, for the last decade. He’s […]