Morfa Afan staff shortlisted for award
Staff at our Morfa Afan residential care home in Neath Port Talbot were shortlisted for Cymorth Cymru's Promoting Independence awards at the end of 2012.
They were shortlisted in the Top Team category for the work that they have done to meet residents’ needs, make the residential home a friendly, stimulating environment while providing an excellent level of care.
The Promoting Independence Awards aim to showcase and celebrate the extraordinary work that is being done within the housing-related support, homelessness and supported living sectors to help some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
Staff at Morfa Afan provide care to people over the age of 65 with various conditions ranging from mental ill health, dementia and other age related conditions. Manager at Morfa Afan, Karen Rogers, explains how the staff work as a team to ensure that residents can take part in the activities or hobbies they’re interested in: “Activities are a very important part of life at Morfa Afan and when finances to fund these activities are low staff will organise fundraising events.
“For example, last year we raised a staggering £3,000 by organising an outdoor music event, this could not have been done without the enthusiasm and commitment of staff; they promoted the event in the community, organised the planning permission and made sure the site was tidied up afterwards. This money has enabled us to enjoy craft activities, we bought gardening equipment and plants for our garden and also enjoyed day trips to Porthcawl and Tenby.”
At the awards ceremony on December 7th, Mike Horrell was commended for his work as an Inspirational Colleague.
Mark Lewis, Director of Care said: “We’re really proud of the staff at Morfa Afan, the atmosphere they create at the care home is first rate and the relationships between the staff and residents are just brilliant.”