Health

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 […]

Inspirational care worker overcomes shyness to scoop national award

A care assistant from Merthyr Vale whose dedication to her residents helped her overcome her own shyness has been honoured for her work. Julie Sheen, who works at Greenhill Manor Care Home in Merthyr Tydfil, was awarded bronze at this year’s prestigious Wales Care Awards. Run by Care Forum Wales and held at the City […]

Christmas shoppers urged to help youngsters like Caitlin live life to the full

A Wrexham mum who provides round-the-clock care for her severely disabled daughter is calling on Christmas shoppers to dig deep and support the charity that gives her family a lifeline. Caitlin Hooper, 16, from Borras, suffers with quadriplegia cerebral palsy which prevents her from being able to control the movements of her arms and legs, […]

Dedicated Alison wins social care Oscar

A DEVOTED nurse who put aside her own personal grief to provide end of life care for one of her patients has won award. Alison Williams, who is the head of unit at Awel y Mor Care Centre in Swansea which supports young physically disabled people with acquired head injuries, received a silver award at […]