Two care home staff members have been nominated as Social Care Wales’ Care Stars.
There were over 120 entries to this new recognition initiative, which gave out awards for inspirational work. In residential adult social care the winners are:
- Amanda Davies (pictured above) lead nurse at Brocastle Manor in Bridgend
- Katie Hall, care assistant at Bryntirion Tregaron in Ceredigion.
Amanda was nominated by a resident’s daughter, and was praised for her patience, understanding and friendship with the resident. Her kindness is described as “very comforting and informative, and well beyond the call of duty… Amanda’s resilience, professionalism and positivity are exceptional.”
Katie was nominated by her colleague, who said: “Katie is a splendid carer who understands the elderly instinctively and knows how to make them believe in themselves and shine, especially when they have dementia.” She was particularly praised for her exceptional efforts during COVID.