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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Michelle Martin Winner of Wales Women in Business Awards 2021

We are extremely proud to announce that our very own Michelle Martin not only won her category award of Professional Women of the Year, but also the overarching Women in Business Award 2021.

The judges commented on how Michelle had shown outstanding commitment and dedication towards her employees and the people supported at M&D Care and the capacity to innovate even in the most challenging and unpresented of times. Not even a global pandemic has prevented M&D Care from recruiting even more staff and further developing their business, whilst continuing to offer outstanding care and support to those most vulnerable from within our local communities.

The Wales Women in Business awards recognise the talented, inspirational and hard working women leading the way for the next generation of entrepreneurs and business leaders. These awards shine the spotlight on the women at the heart of South West Wales’ business community and pay tribute to the women whose determination and success have made a vital contribution to our community and beyond.

Michelle deserves this recognition for her outstanding service and commitment to all the people we support and staff here at M&D Care. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Michelle on her outstanding achievement.

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The National Learning Disabilities Awards M&D Care Finalists 2021

We are honoured to share with you our finalists for the National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2021. Here at M&D Care we our exceptionally proud of our employees and the excellent care and support they provide, awards such as these shine a much needed spotlight on our social care workers and help to showcase the amazing work that they all do.

Finalist Max Cusack

Max Cusack has been shortlisted as a finalist for The National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards 2021 in the category Positive Behaviour Support Award. Max has been nominated by his team because during an exceptionally challenging and unprecedented year, he has made a fundamental impact on the lives of those he supports and he is a fantastic hands on PBS practitioner. He always leads from the front, increasing the competence and confidence of the staff to meet the needs of those with complex and high risk challenging behaviours. The overriding goal of positive behaviour support is to enhance quality of life for individuals and their support providers and Max has certainly achieved this.

Finalist Lisa Thomas

Lisa Thomas is also a finalist in the Support Worker category. This award recognises the vital role of the support worker in providing high quality support for people with a Learning Disability and Autism. Lisa has been nominated for her passion and commitment; she always puts the people we support at the heart of her care, and support.  She’s the embodiment of our person-centred approach and lives and breathes our values each and every day and is always looking at ways to open doors to a more positive future. Well done Lisa we are so pleased for and we would like to take this opportunity in wishing you the very best at the awards.

Finalist Michelle Martin

Michelle Martin, Clinical Director here at M&D Care and has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Contribution category. Michelle has worked within the care sector for over 40 years and is the founding member of M&D Care. She has dedicated her life to supporting others and has a passion for making a difference and maintaining care as a progressive process rather than a barrier to `ordinary life`. Michelle is a fountain of knowledge and is an inspiration to those who work with her. She is committed to empowering her employees and encouraging individuals to achieve positive outcomes and most importantly have fun.

Finalist M&D Care

M&D Care is also a finalist in the Employer Award category and has been shortlisted for its commitment to promoting inclusion, where every staff member and person supported has a sense of belonging. Its employees are passionate about making a difference by promoting maximum independence. Here at M&D Care we believe in the potential of everyone and the enablement of working towards goals, and aspirations in life however big or small these may be.

About the Awards

The National Learning Disabilities Awards 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. Organised by Care Talk the awards have already received support from across the sector and are supported by the Department of Health, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG). There are a total of 17 award categories, which represent all areas of care for people with learning disabilities and autism within the care sector, whether it be young or older people, supporting people in their own homes, the residential care sector or the voluntary sectors. From frontline staff such as care workers and care managers to people who have made an impact in other ways such as training and innovation.

Congratulations to all our finalists on this outstanding achievement we wish you all the very best at the awards ceremony on Friday 29th October 2021, at ICC, Birmingham.

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Community Champion Richard Jones

As part of our Community Champions scheme, which was developed to support charities and community groups in which our employees and the people we support have a shared connection with. We are proud to have sponsored one of our colleagues Richard Jones in his pursuit to raise money for UHW Cardiff Heath Hospital High Dependency T4 Ward. Richard took part in the trekfest challenge, a 31 mile trek around the Brecon Beacons.

Back in 2014 Richard was unfortunately diagnosed with a brain tumour. The staff at Cardiff Heath Hospital High Dependency ward were outstanding and supported him throughout and post-surgery. He was in hospital for 2 weeks due to developing a blood clot on the lung and pneumonia. In his words the staff were amazing and over the years Richard has been taking part in various challenges to raise as much money as he can to help the ward support others in need of care.

Richard completed the trekfest challenge in 10hrs and 10mins, even with blisters on his feet he was still smiling!! He braved the elements to raise over a £1000.00, which is fantastic.

We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Richard on this fantastic achievement and we were proud to have sponsored him. Anyone who wishes to donate can do so by following this link:

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