Gayle strikes Gold in the Wales Care Awards

November 20, 2017

Consensus are delighted to share that Gayle Thomas one of our dedicated behaviour support practitioners won a gold award and Leigh Miller, Manager of our West End and New Horizons Day Opportunity Centres received a silver awards at the prestigious Wales Care Awards.

Known as the Wales Care Oscars both colleagues were recognised in the ‘Excellence in Learning Disability and Mental Health Services’ category.

The Wales Care Awards, hosted by Care Forum Wales, are a celebration of excellence across the Wales care sector. They represent over 450 care homes, nursing homes and other independent health and social care providers across Wales.

The purpose of the awards is to congratulate those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field. The glittering ceremony took place at Cardiff City Hall on Friday 17th November with awards presented by Wynne Evans.

For the past two years Gayle, has worked for Consensus as a member of the Positive Behaviour Intervention Team covering the company’s residential and supported living homes in Wales and the South West. Her work involves assessing new residents, some of whom have complex, challenging behaviour, and drawing up support plans tailored to their needs.

It is a role she relishes and one in which she is able to draw on her 14 years’ experience in working with people with learning difficulties and mental health problems. In that time she has worked in both the local authority and private sectors.

Leigh, has been employed by Consensus for the past 13 years, having begun as a support worker at the West End Opportunities Centre in Magor. She progressed to become senior team lead and acting deputy manager, and four years ago was appointed manager of the West End and New Horizons Centre.

The West End Centre supports those with learning difficulties whilst people supported at the New Horizons Centre have multiple profound learning difficulties.