Ty Hendy’s Team Leader Stefan Jenkins is a Wales Care Award Finalist

August 22, 2018

We are delighted to announce that Stefan Jenkins based at Consensus’ Ty Hendy Service in Hendy, Pontarddulais 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.

23-year-old, Stefan Jenkins who lives in Kidwelly, is in line for the Leading Practice in Learning Disability & Mental Health Services Award. He wanted to work in the social care sector since he was 15 years old and was inspired by his nurse mum Rita Jenkins, now hopes his success at a young age will encourage more school leavers to consider a career in the care sector.

He is a committed colleague who works hard to ensure the people he supports have the best opportunity to take greater control over their lives by developing and building upon their skills and to ultimately realise their ambitions and increase their overall wellbeing.

Earlier this year, when he was just 22, Stefan was promoted to Team Leader and currently manages a team of 36 care and support workers.

“He ensures that the people we support are treated in a person-centred way and with respect and dignity. Stefan applies himself in a way that the people we support can relate to and enhances the quality of service we offer,” adds Lorraine Jackson, Service Manager of Ty Hendy.

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.

Service Manager of Ty Hendy, Lorraine Jackson would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Stefan on his outstanding achievement and wish him all the best at the upcoming prestigious award ceremony which will take place at City Hall Cardiff on Friday 19th October 2018. Lorraine received an award back in 2016 at the Wales Care awards for her leadership skills in residential care services and is absolutely delighted to now have one of her team recognised.

Ty Hendy near Swansea, is registered to provide personal care, support and accommodation for up to 17 adults between the ages of 18 and 64 years who have learning disabilities, and additional complex needs including early onset dementia. It is an innovative residential service located in two acres of beautiful landscaped gardens offering a unique blend of services all on one site. Comprising of 8 bedrooms and 5 additional self-contained flats, individuals enjoy a full range of lifestyle activities and learning opportunities. The service was recently praised by CCSIW for placing the people it supports at the heart of the service.

For more information about the Wales Care Awards visit: www.walescareawards.co.uk

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