Rhyl care home worker scoops two national awards

The dignity in care at Bradshaw Manor Care Home, in Rhyl, has been recognised at the Wales Care Awards where a member of staff scooped two accolades at Cardiff City Hall.

The Dignity in Care ‘Gold’Award  and the Promoting Fulfilled Lives â€˜Silver’ Award  were presented to Liam Heaney, Activities Co-ordinator at Bradshaw Manor, at the prestigious awards ceremony hosted by BBC Wales newsreader, Lucy Owen.

Liam’s role at Bradshaw Manor is to ensure that residents enjoy a fulfilling quality of life through a wide range of activities and social events. Liam facilitates group activities and also conducts one-to-one sessions each week.

Liam said: “I was made up to receive the first award, which I knew I’d been nominated for, and then it was a huge surprise to win the Dignity in Care Award! I had no idea I was even in the running!” 

The Dignity in Care Gold Award is sponsored each year by the Welsh Government and the winner is chosen from the finalists across the 21 award categories. The award recognises an individual who has demonstrated compassion and a real understanding for the needs of others.

Heidi Crompton, General Manager at the care home, said she was “over the moon” and “extremely proud” of Activities Co-ordinator Liam Heaney, who won the awards on the night.

Bradshaw Manor Care Home provides 24-hour nursing care and support to older people as well as expert care for those individuals living with dementia.

Heidi added: “Liam is a wonderful member of staff and the residents really enjoy the activities he plans as well as the unplanned ones like dancing on the beach this summer!  We are very lucky with the proximity of the promenade to the home. Liam thinks on his feet and ensures that whatever the circumstances, the residents are able to enjoy a varied programme of activities with their choices at the fore of the planning.”