Residential home colleagues shortlisted for learning awards

Tuesday 14th August 2018 8:00 am
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Rosalyn Redford and Amyleigh Normanton are both finalists for the Welsh heats of the National Learning Disability Awards

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TWO colleagues from a residential home near Llandysul have been named as finalists in the Welsh heats of the 2018 National Learning Disability Awards.

Rosalyn Redford from Garthowen, near Llandysul, has been shortlisted as Support Worker of the Year, and her colleague Amyleigh Normanton is a finalist in the category of Service Manager of the Year.

Garthowen is a registered residential home for adults with learning disabilities, dementia and/or physical disabilities which can be complex.

The group also has finalists in the categories of Supporting Older People, another Making a Difference shortlisting (in the English heats), two more Service Manager shortlistings, and for Regard itself recognition in the Best Employer category, as well as inclusion as a finalist in both the English and the Welsh heats for Breaking Down Barriers.

The winners of the Welsh heats will be announced at a gala dinner in Cardiff on 28 September.

The National Learning Disability awards scheme, which is endorsed by the Department of Health, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, Social Care Institute for Excellence and Voluntary Organisations Disability Group, seeks to “celebrate excellence in the support for people with learning disabilities and aim to pay tribute to those individuals or organisation who excel in providing quality care”.

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