Support Worker Barbara is a Wales Care Award Finalist

August 17, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Support Worker Barbara based at Consensus’ West End Service in Magor has been announced as a Wales Care Awards finalist.

The Wales Care Awards, are a celebration of excellence across the Wales care sector.  The awards honour and congratulate those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field. The Awards affectionately known as the ‘Care Oscars’ are an annual event run by Care Forum Wales to showcase best practice across the care sector.

Barbara Sharland who lives in Newport, is in line for the Supported Living, Care Practitioner Award and has worked in the care sector for over 15 years and is a committed colleague who works hard to ensure the people she supports have the best opportunity to take greater control over their lives and to be aware of the importance of wellbeing.

Barbara employs a person-centred approach in all areas of her support and the benefits to the house have been well received by the people supported and their families.

This award recognises those who support individuals to maintain or regain life skills, always respecting the uniqueness of everyone, maintaining dignity and promoting choice and independence. It places focus on those who continually demonstrate they work within the criteria laid down in the Care Council for Wales Codes of Practice for Social Care Workers the lasting difference to the quality of service provision a support worker makes, by developing their skills and knowledge acting as a role model for their colleagues in-house.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Barbara on her outstanding achievement and wish the very best for her at a prestigious award ceremony which will take place at City Hall Cardiff on Friday 19th October 2018.

West End Opportunities Centre in Magor, provides services for individuals to enjoy a full range of lifestyle activities and learning opportunities in an activity-based day setting. Supporting up to 12 adults, support is tailored to individual needs and goals with a focus on personal development and greater independence. Our fully trained, committed team respect individual’s choices and aspirations. Through creative and forward thinking they build a programme of person centred support which ensures their choices are put into practice, so they can live a meaningful life within their local community.

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