The Wales Care Awards

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 a 'Catering in Care Gold Awards', while Emma collected a 'Supported Living Care Practitioner Gold Award' and the unexpected 'Dignity in Care Gold Award' 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 sectorThe Welsh Assembly Governments 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: I 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 wouldn't look out of place at The Savoy.

Catrin Hooper, General Manger at Sudbury House a 6-bedroom home that provides support for people with learning disabilities is equally chuffed, and said: "Emma 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!"