Four care home workers have been nominated for the Social Care Wales 2022 Accolades.
Three nominees are in the running for the Caring in Welsh award which celebrates individuals who make a positive difference to people’s lives by providing high-quality care through the medium of Welsh.
The finalists are:
Angharad White, manager of the Tŷ Mynydd care home in Treherbert and Welsh officer for Ocean Community Services (OCS), which runs the home. Naima describes Angharad as having “gone above and beyond” in translating all the paperwork for OCS’s 15 care homes into Welsh.
Angharad encourages Welsh speaking staff to speak Welsh in the workplace. She has also introduced bilingual email signatures for all staff and they’ve been taught to answer the phone bilingually.
As well as inspiring the team to expand their use of Welsh, Angharad has also helped one resident at the home start basic Welsh lessons.
Catherine Roberts, assistant manager at Cysgod y Gaer care home in Denbighshire. Scott Robinson, who made the nomination, describes Roberts as: “going regularly above and beyond the call of duty in her role.”
Keneuoe Morgan, deputy manager at Hafod Mawddach residential home in Barmouth, Gwynedd.
Nominated for the WeCare Wales award, which celebrates individual care workers in Wales who have a positive impact on people’s lives, is Sheila Mullins, a care assistant at Dolwen Care Home in Denbigh, who during Christmas 2021, sacrificed time with her own family to care for a number of residents who were critically ill with Covid-19
The awards, which are organised by Social Care Wales, recognise, celebrate and share excellent practice in social care, and are open to all care workers.
This year’s finalists were chosen by a panel of judges made up of Social Care Wales Board members, representatives from partner organisations and people with experience of using care and support.
The winners will be announced at the Accolades awards ceremony at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff on Thursday 21 April 2022.