Specialism The service is able to support people with Learning Disabilities, Mental health and/or substance misuse issues to develop independent living skills,
We are very proud of Vicky, a Senior Support Worker at our service in Talworth Street, Cardiff, who won gold in the Supported Living Care Practitioner category in the Wales Care Awards 2015.
Vicky was nominated by her Locality Manager Julie Davies, received her award at the prestigious annual awards evening in City Hall, Cardiff. She is in the black dress in the photo to the right.
Julie said: “Vicky really deserves this award. She is an inspiration to the people she works with, and I know they’re all going to be as delighted for her as I am.
“She takes so much time and trouble to make sure everyone she supports lives life to the full, and is totally focussed on ensuring they’re enabled to take their full place in society. Vicky is devoted to her role and is entirely motivated in ensuring service users in her care are supported to achieve their goals and aspirations.”
One of the things that impressed the judges about Vicky is the work she has done in assisting the individuals she supports to source appropriate activities, such as a job with Oxfam which has given one woman living in Talworth Street the chance to find new friends and enjoy greater independence.
The Wales Care Awards were first held in 2003 and are an annual fixture in the care calendar. They reward the champions of the sector and raise public awareness of the vital contribution made by the social care workforce to the health and wellbeing of the people of Wales.
We were also delighted that 4 of our staff were short-listed for awards:
Kelly Prosser - Leadership & Management in Supported Living or Small Group Community living Award 2015
Gwenda Potter - Leadership & Management in Supported Living or Small Group Community Living Award 2015
Anne Peebles – Promoting Fulfilled Lives Award 2015
Andrew Papyrink – Outstanding Service Award 2015
Talworth Street, where Vicky works, is a registered supported living service for four individuals with learning disabilities and complex needs. Support is provided 24/7 to enable them to live as independently as possible in their everyday lives.