We Did It! Our Team Ran The Llanelli Half Marathon.

Today we were proud headline sponsors and title partner of the Llanelli Half Marathon 2021. Despite the harsh weather conditions it was a fantastic event that brought the whole community together.
 
As a local family run business, we feel, now more than ever before, that it’s important to come together and support events such as these which promote good health and wellbeing. We see exercise as an integral part of physical and mental wellbeing, and this is something we actively encourage amongst our staff and the people we support.
Here at M&D Care we share similar values to the Front Runner Events, we are an inclusive company which supports people to achieve their goals and aspirations. We are passionate about our community and hope that this shared vision will extend to the wider community and beyond so that together we can achieve and overcome any barriers put in front of us.
 
Well done to all those who took part today, especially Team M&D Care who were running in support of the The Paul Ridd Foundation, a charity M&D Care have a shared connection with. The whole team were amazing!! 👏 👏
 
 
The post event press release has been released to all, check it out here>

Positive Behaviour Support Winner, Max Cusack!

What a fantastic night at the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2021. Our very own Max Cusack won his category Positive Behaviour Support. Max wowed the judges by demonstrating his exceptional knowledge and how he has made a fundamental impact on the lives of those he supports.

All our finalists did exceptionally well, being amongst the very best in the UK. We are so proud of you all and you certainly have shined a much needed spotlight on the fantastic work we do here in Wales at M&D Care. 👏

A fond Farewell to Roselyn Williams

Today we said a fond farewell to one of our longest serving Support Workers Roselyn Williams. On behalf of M&D Care we would like to wish Ros all the very best in her retirement and thank her for providing such outstanding care and support for the people we support and for her long serving loyalty and dedication.

In Ros’s words – “I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for welcoming me into M&D Care for over 11 years, I’ve had the best years of my working career. I will miss you all, staff and the people we support with whom I have worked with along the way. There has been some challenging times and many happy and memorable moments and I would not change a thing. Thank you all”.

Introducing our New Specialist Residential Service Opening in March 2022

Building upon the success of Ynystawe Lodge and Ty Hiraeth and from overwhelming feedback received from families, commissioning and care teams we are very excited to introduce to you our new specialist residential service opening in March 2022. Tegfan will be located in Ammanford and will provide the much needed support for individuals with intensive complex and high-risk behavioural needs. As part of this bespoke development we have the pleasure of once again working with Thomas Homes West Ltd, who have exceptional experience in designing specially adapted properties.

Like Ynystawe Lodge and Ty Hiraeth, Tegfan will incorporate our flat-led model of support, which offers the use of positive interventions within individually designed environments. This bespoke model enables and supports people who have very complex and challenging needs within the principles of least restrictive practice. Accommodation comprises of two complexes, located across two floors with 7 self-contained flats on the ground floor with individual gardens and 6 self-contained flats on the first floor.

We aim to offer a high standard of service, to make a fundamental and lasting improvement in the quality of life for individuals requiring support. We believe that diagnosis is no barrier, and the most important part of our service is empowering people to face their individual challenges and providing support to enable them to become more independent and live fulfilling lives. We look forward to welcoming and working with commissioners, health and social care teams and new supported people and their families to Tegfan.

Look out for regular updates in the coming months on this exciting new development.

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Our Values Recognition Awards

As part of our values week celebration, we launched our very own M&D Care value awards. We asked staff and the people we support to submit nominations for staff who they felt best represented our values and have gone above and beyond in their role to making a difference. We were overwhelmed with the amount of nominations received from staff and the people we support, which made the judging process extremely difficult.
 
On behalf of M&D Care we would like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff and the people we support for submitting such wonderful nominations, it was heart-warming to see so many fantastic comments about so many of our dedicated employees, who are making a difference each and every day.
 
We are delighted to announce the 6 winners of our staff recognition value awards and we thank all of our winners for their dedication and commitment and congratulate them on this fantastic achievement. All our winners have truly been outstanding and excellent ambassadors of our values.
We are delighted to announce the winner of the Aspirational category is Michelle Griffiths.
 
In the words of her colleagues and the people we support: “Michelle has worked exceptionally hard in the opening of Ynystawe Lodge. Her passion and commitment reflects in her every day work and she is a fantastic manager, supporting her staff daily. Michelle goes above and beyond in her role. She continuously puts the service above her own personal needs and drives to have the highest standards. She always goes out of her way for all her staff and the people we support. Regardless of whether Michelle is on shift or at home, she ensures that all her staff and the people supported are safe and ensures that their welfare is prioritised. Michelle will allocate time to debrief staff after incidents regardless of what the time is and how long this will take to ensure that staff have had the time to process events that have happened. Michelle has supported staff to progress and ensures that staff are feel happy, confident and safe within the workplace and always does this with a smile on her face. She is an inspiration and amazing role model to us all.”
We are delighted to announce the winner of the Kind category is Chloe Marshall.
 
In the words of her colleagues and the people we support: “We sometimes forget how ‘young’ Chloe is as she is extremely kind, knowledgeable and very reliable. Chloe is someone you can always go to for advice and support, she has time for everyone and demonstrates kindness and understanding to the needs of the people we support. Chloe goes above and beyond in ensuring the people we support are happy and takes the time to listen. Chloe is patient and is a lovely member of staff, she always gives 100% in everything she does and deserves this recognition.”
We are delighted to announce the winner of the Collaborative category is Rosalind Williams.
 
In the words of her colleagues and the people we support: “Rosalind has been working for M&D Care for over 11 years and is due to retire in October this year. If anyone deserves this award then Rosalind does, over the years she has demonstrated the true feeling of togetherness in everything that she does and is a very trusting individual who has worked across our M&D Care services. Recently Rosalind spent a lot of time helping out in Domiciliary Care and supporting one particular individual and even in a short time was able to develop a good understanding of their needs, so that she could ensure the right support was provided. Rosalind always goes above and beyond to provide the best standard of care and support she can. She is amazing to work with and is known in Llys Penpant as everyone’s mother. She deserves this recognition for all her hard work and dedication over the years and she will be truly missed by everyone when she retires.”
We are delighted to announce the winner of the Passionate category is Linzi Evans.
 
In the words of her colleagues and the people we support: “Linzi is a very passionate and kind hearted member of staff. She will bend over backwards to provide passionate care for the people we support. Linzi is always up for a new challenge, and will turn her hand to anything. She is very artistic and uses this skill when creating new activities. She likes to make everything fun for the people we support by getting everyone involved in all activities. She is very helpful and whenever you need support, she will always be there. Linzi always goes above and beyond in work and is so passionate about her job and this passion clearly shines through. Linzi takes pride in everything she does and is a very honest and approachable person, she is always smiling and full of fun, everyone needs a Linzi in their life.”
We are delighted to announce the winner of the Innovative category is Max Cusack.
 
In the words of his colleagues and people supported: “Max never fails to think outside the box. He is extremely dedicated and an inspiration to others, always ensuring that each individual he supports reaches their full potential. He is focused on positive risk taking, rather than risk management. Max always ensures the people he supports have new opportunities and experiences. He directly works alongside staff to build up their confidence and competence. He has successfully built excellent working relationships with staff, the people we support, families and professionals, ensuring the focus always remains on the person being supported and that they achieve their outcomes and progress towards least restrictive support.”
We are delighted to announce the winner of the Courageous category is Chloe Hooper.
 
In the words of her colleagues and the people we support: “Chloe demonstrates a real determination and commitment to her role, in sometimes very challenging situations. Chloe was recently redeployed from residential services to work in an area of service that is experiencing challenges on a national scale. Chloe agreed to help out in very difficult circumstances, and worked until the service was stabilised.
Even though Chloe does not drive, she never missed a call and ensured she was always there on time for the people we support. Chloe is extremely reliable and committed to the people we support and her colleagues, she will always put others first before herself and is an excellent role model to all.”

 

To read more about Our Values click here >

To watch our video from our launch week click here >