Lorraine Celebrates As She Becomes A Finalist In The Wales Care Awards 2016
Consensus Manager Lorraine Jackson at Ty Hendy a local care homes in in Hendy, near Llanelli, Wales, has been selected as a finalist for a prestigious award.
The awards first established in 2003 by Care Forum Wales, seek to reward the champions in the sector and raise public awareness of the vital contribution made by the social care workforce.
Lorraine is in the running for ‘Leadership in Residential Care Services.’ category at the Wales Care Awards. Nominating Lorraine for the award her colleagues said: “Lorraine consistently demonstrates her dedication to learning disability care, evidenced by her passion for improving the lives of each individual at Ty Hendy, and a commitment to developing a strong team which delivers the highest quality of care and support. This is why colleagues at Consensus have collectively nominated Lorraine for an award this year.”
Lorraine, now 36, who lives in Tynewydd, Whitchurch, Cardiff, has worked in the caring profession since she was 17 and in the learning disability sector for the past 11 years. She has been the manager at Ty Hendy, which is owned by Consensus Support, since August, 2015.
She was nominated for the award by Simon Kezic, the company’s head of strategy, who spoke highly of her “leading by example” and “making sure that a wide range of individuals with varying levels of need and complex conditions receive the tailored support they deserve”.
According to Simon, Lorraine’s emphasis on supporting people to live with dignity has played a major part in changing the lives of so many.
With an NVQ Level 5 management award in health and social care and as an accredited PBM Trainer, Lorraine places the utmost importance on having an “open door and an open heart”. She leads by example, and has cultivated a hardworking team which has a consistent approach to care provision.
In her role, Lorraine makes sure that a wide range of individuals with varying levels of need and complexities of conditions are provided with the tailored support they deserve. Ty Hendy has five self-contained flats for young people aged 21 to 30 with learning disabilities including Autism, Challenging Behaviour, and Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS). There are also eight bedrooms for people with more advanced learning disabilities and complex needs including epilepsy, strokes and dementia. In addition to these flats and bedrooms, there is also a four bed respite service.
The 2016 winners will be named at a glittering ceremony on October 21, Lorraine will attend the glittering prize giving ceremony at City Hall, Cardiff.