29 October 2014
We Are Winners At The Wales Care Awards
Hallmark Care Homes were once again big winners at the Wales Care Awards winning EIGHT awards overall.
The Wales Care Awards, held on Friday 24th October at Cardiff City Hall, aim to reward the champions of the care sector and to raise public awareness of the vital contribution made by the social care workforce to the health and wellbeing of the older people of Wales.
The popular awards, now in their 12th year, proved a particularly pleasing night for chefs Gareth Mathews and Claire Wilkins who were joint winners of the ‘Catering in Care’ Award. It was the second award in a month for Claire who was recently named as Hallmark’s ‘Care Cook of the Year’, while Gareth was thrilled to be named winner after making it to the final in 2005. “It was an amazing feeling” explains Gareth. “Making it to the finals in 2005 was a massive achievement but it feels great to be named a winner. I love what I do – I’m given the freedom to experiment with menus, which really helps in making sure we meet the changing needs of our residents.”
It was a night to remember for Hallmark Care Homes, with all eight of our fantastic finalists recognised at the sell-out event. There are 21 awards categories in total ranging from excellence in leadership and management to nurse of the year, from excellence in catering to dementia care. Here’s a guide to who won what at Hallmark:
Gareth Mathews (Shire Hall) Gold Award for ‘Catering in Care’
Claire Wilkins (Cwrt Enfys) Gold Award for ‘Catering in Care’
Karina Sobczyk (Greenhill Manor) Silver Award for ‘Promoting Fulfilled Lives’
Simone Stedman (Ty Enfys) Bronze Award for ‘Exceptional Newcomer’
Sebastian Werys (Cwrt Enfys) Bronze Award for ‘Nurse of the Year’
Rimple Rimple (Shire Hall) Bronze Award for ‘Nurse of the Year’
Nick Mannion (Ty Enfys) Bronze Award for ‘Social Care Health & Safety’
Janet Hicks (Regency House) Bronze Award for ‘Commitment to Quality in Housekeeping & Hospitality’
Congratulations to all of our wonderful winners who have been deservedly recognised for the outstanding care they provide to our residents every day. For a list of all the winners at this year’s wales Care Awards, visit www.walescareawards.co.uk