Search on for care workers providing excellent care through medium of Welsh

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Nominations are now open for a new award to recognise and celebrate care workers who’ve made a difference to people’s lives by providing care and support in Welsh.

The Caring in Welsh award is open to any paid care workers who work in social care or early years and childcare in Wales, and who provide excellent care through the medium of Welsh.

Social Care Wales are now inviting members of the public, employers and those working in care to nominate a care worker.

If you’re interested in nominating a care worker, all you have to do is complete a nomination form, explaining in 250 words why the worker deserves to be recognised and the difference they have made to the life or lives of the person or people they support.

The worker can be a fluent Welsh speaker, know a little Welsh or be a learner, and they don’t have to be of a certain standard, as long as they use the language when providing care and support.

The winner and the runners-up, as well as their nominators, will be invited to attend a celebratory event at the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst on 6 August.

Sue Evans, our Chief Executive, said: “For people who prefer to speak Welsh or for whom Welsh is their first language, getting care and support from someone who can speak their language is an important part of dignified, high-quality care.

“Even just a few words of Welsh can make a huge difference to those who are receiving care and support.

“We’re hoping this new award will not only shine a light on those workers who are providing excellent care through the medium of Welsh, but will also raise awareness of the need for more people who can speak the language to work in care.”

Please make sure the care worker is happy to be nominated before submitting your entry, as we will be using their story and images to help publicise the award, and promote the benefits and importance of providing care and support through the medium of Welsh.

To submit your nomination, download and complete the nomination form, then send it to:

  • email at [email protected] or;
  • post to Caring in Welsh, Social Care Wales, South Gate House, Wood Street, Cardiff CF10 1EW.

If you’d like more information, contact Social Care Wales on Twitter @socialcarewales or Facebook at facebook.com/carecareerswales.

The closing date for nominations is 3 July 2019.