Assembly To Back Awards For Care
THE Welsh Assembly Government has put its weight behind the Wales Care Awards by promoting a special award – Dignity in Care.
In line with the Government’s agenda to promote dignity in care, Gwenda Thomas AM, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, has taken the unique step of sponsoring the new award at the prestigious ceremony to be held at City Hall, Cardiff on October 31 this year.
The Dignity in Care Award will recognise and reward individuals who have upheld the principle of promoting care with dignity and respect at all times.
The Assembly Government’s Dignity in Care programme announced in October last year by the Deputy Minister seeks to have a care system with zero tolerance of abuse and disrespect for older people throughout the social care system. Š
Gwenda Thomas said: “This is an important new programme and I am very pleased to be working with Care Forum Wales in taking it forward and to see that they are embracing it so strongly.
“Older People in Wales should never be subject to abuse and should always be treated with dignity and respect.”
Mario Kreft, Chief Executive of Care Forum Wales which organises the Wales Care Awards said: “The awards focus on good individual practice in social care and are used through the media to promote best practice and raise awareness about the work of the social care workforce in Wales.
“The awards recognise outstanding contributions and in this Olympic year the organisers will be appropriately rewarding the recipients with gold, silver and bronze awards in each category.”
The awards are presented at a gala evening which attracts a sell out audience of over 450 representatives from the care sector in Wales and Assembly representatives.