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Two managers shortlisted in the Wales Care Awards


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Two managers who help to care for people with learning disabilities and mental health needs in North Wales have been shortlisted for awards.

Gwenda Potter, service manager at Beudygwyn Farm, Amlwch, Anglesey and Andrew Papirynk, service manager at Cerrig Camu, near Dolgellau, Gwynedd, have been shortlisted in the Wales Care Awards.

Gwenda Potter, who lives in Amlwch, has been nominated in the Leadership and Management in Supported Living Award, for going beyond the call of duty in her care. One example given was how over three months she supported a person who had never been able to live with others enabling them to move in to a small group within a registered home.

The nomination says: “Gwenda is a manager who endorses a tone and a culture that puts the service user at the heart of everything and someone who strives to improve the lives of those within Beudygwyn.

Andrew Papirynk, who lives in Tywyn, Gwnynedd, has been nominated for the Outstanding Service Award. He has been praised for outstanding work, often overcoming challenges he had not faced before, to help individual integrate into the world and enjoy a better life.

The Wales Care Awards were first held in 2003 and are an annual fixture in the care calendar. Winners will be announced at a special event in City Hall, Cardiff on November 6.

Beudygwyn Farm


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Specialism: We are a male only service that provides support for individuals who have moderate learning disabilities, mental health needs, complex and challenging

Cerrig Camu Residential Service


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The service is able to support individuals from the age of 17 as part of a transitional model of support we promote at Regard.