Two outstanding employees from two Barchester homes in Swansea have scooped three awards between them at The Wales Care Awards at Cardiff City Hall.
Head Chef Andy White at Llys-Y-Tywysog and Emma Price at Sudbury won their categories outright. Andy picked up â€˜Catering in Care Gold Awardâ€™, while Emma collected â€˜Supported Living Care Practitioner Gold Awardâ€™ and the unexpected â€˜Dignity in Care Gold Awardâ€™, which was voted on by the judges.
The glittering Wales Care Awards are an annual event run by Care Forum Wales to showcase best practice across the care sector. The Welsh Assembly Governmentâ€™s deputy minister for health and social services, Gwenda Thomas, presented the prestigious awards.
Candy Morrison, the General Manager at Llys-Y-Tywysog care home that provides residential and nursing care to older people, said: â€œI am extremely proud of Andy and his team. The residents love traditional cooking and Andy does some wonderful dishes including my favourite creamy cabbage with smoked bacon. He cooks more exotic dishes during our themed-days and makes a spectacular buffet that wouldnâ€™t look out of place at The Savoy.â€
Catrin Hooper, General Manger at Sudbury House â€“ a 6-bedroom home that provides support for people with learning disabilities â€“ is equally chuffed, and said: â€œEmma has a gift for enriching and transforming the lives of the young residents she cares for. Emma has the golden touch, so it is fitting that she now has two gold awards for her excellent care!"