Award Win For Wrexham Residential Home Manager

A RESIDENTIAL home manager from Wrexham has won a prestigious national accolade for her tireless efforts to improve the lives of those in her care.

Catherine Pierce, who manages the Plas Bod Llwyd Home, in Newbridge, Wrexham, has arranged a number of fundraising events for the home’s minibus appeal and has also encouraged the ethos that residents should live life to the full.

She was presented with a bronze award in the leadership and management in residential care services category at the annual Care Forum Wales in Cardiff recently.

Her dedication and hard work in increasing the mobility of residents was one of the many aspects of work at the home praised in a recent independent survey of Plas Bod Llwyd, undertaken by the government care inspectorate in Wales (CSSIW).

Simon Doherty, senior residential homes manager at Clwyd Alyn Housing Association, who nominated her, said: “Catherine is held in the highest regard, not only by the residents but also by other professionals visiting the home.

“She’s extremely supportive of all the residents and staff and is a real inspiration. Her enthusiasm and positive attitude rubs off on all around her and has helped to build many links between the home and others in the local community.”

Catherine said she was thrilled to receive the honour and paid tribute to all the staff at the home.

“It really is down to the whole team who work here,” she said.

“Everyone here really does do everything they can to show that moving to residential care is the start of a whole new phase of life.”

Kevin Hughes, director of care and support services for the Pennaf Group said the award was an excellent way to recognise the professionalism and attention to detail that Catherine and all the staff at Plas Bod Llwyd offer.

Care Forum Wales is a not-for-profit organisation representing all independent sector providers of health and social care services for adults and children throughout Wales.

It organises an annual awards ceremony to recognise and promote best practice for all those working in health and social care.