M&D Care Group Ltd Acquires Inspiration Lifestyle Services

We are pleased to announce that Inspiration Lifestyle Services (ILS) has become a part of the M&D Care family. M&D Care has held a long and positive relationship with Inspiration Lifestyle Services and share similar values and a determination to provide exceptional quality care for the people that use our services. M&D Care Senior Management Team Steffan Bowen, Michelle Martin, Michael Bevan and AndrewClark will be joining the ILS Board of Directors.

 

ILS provides specialist, high quality sustainable services for young adults with Learning Disabilities, Autism and Mental Health in residential care settings in Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion. These services are, Ceiriosen Bren in Plwmp, Gelynnen in Pencader and Ty Pin Coed in Mynydd Y Garreg. The addition of ILS complements our current portfolio of specialist services and enables M&D Care to further develop its service provision across Wales.

 

“We are delighted that Inspiration Lifestyle Services has become a part of the M&D Care family. We have known co-founders Steve and Jane for many years, sharing the same values and commitment to ensuring people lead fun and fulfilled lives and a determination to provide exceptional quality care services. We welcome our new colleagues to M&D Care and look forward to collaboratively sharing best practices and together we will continue to make a difference to the lives of the people who use our services” Michelle Martin Company Developments Director.

 

Llanelli Half Marathon Headline Sponsors 2022

We are excited to announce our continued partnership with the Llanelli Half Marathon, proudly resuming our status as headline sponsors for the event which is set to take place on the 25th September 2022.

The event, which last year boasted first time hosts to the prestigious Welsh Half Marathon Championships, attracted a crowd of some of the fastest athletes in Wales, making the event highly competitive in the elite field. Due to the challenging weather conditions of last year’s race, this year sees the event brought forward, to the proposed date of September 25th.

David Martin-Jewell, Race Director, from Front Runner Events said, “We are so pleased to continue our partnership with M&D Care as headline sponsor of the Llanelli Half Marathon. We have a great collaboration between the team at M&D Care and Front Runner Events because promoting the good health and wellbeing of people are the very core of what we do. The last eighteen months have been extremely difficult, but we are excited to be back doing what we love and delivering first-class events!. The team and I look forward to working with M&D Care over the coming year to deliver another amazing event in 2022!” 

The race route will, such as last year, take runners along the Millennium Costal path, where participants will be able to appreciate the magnificent views the course offers.

Michael Bevan, our Director of Operations, said, “We are very excited to announce our sponsorship for the 2022 Llanelli Half Marathon. These past two years have been a difficult time for everyone, and events like the M&D Care Llanelli Half Marathon promotes good health and wellbeing and enables us all to focus on positive futures. We are passionate about our community and events like these show that together we can achieve and overcome any barriers put in front of us. We look forward to seeing the athletes and our very own run team take part in next year’s event!”

Entry is now open for those wishing to take part in the fully closed road race hosted in the iconic Parc Y Scarlets. To be part of the eagerly anticipated event, and guarantee your spot in the M&D Care Llanelli Half Marathon, sign up on the Llanelli half website.

Max Braved the Shave!

Our Support Worker Max Rivett, ‘Braved the Shave’ on March 12th 2022 to raise money for a well-deserved cause.

Max who works in our Supported Living Service had been growing his hair in anticipation for the big day. By completing this thrilling task, he hopes to raise as much money as possible to donate to cause close to his heart, Macmillan Cancer Support.

Macmillan Cancer Support provides a holistic approach to support by taking time to understand those affected by cancer, so that support, tools and inspiration can be offered to aid them along their cancer journey.

Max has said, ‘After recently losing a loved one to cancer, I wanted to show my support. I will be shaving my head and donating every bit of money to Macmillan cancer research.’

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank Max for all his support for Macmillan Cancer Support, and congratulate him on completing this ‘Hair Raising’ task.

If you would like to show your support by making a donation to Max, this can be done via his fundraising page.

Community Champions Cwrt Herbert Colts Football Team

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 be sponsoring one of our colleagues Sarah Morgan, and her sons football team; CwrtHerbertColts – U8’s. The support of M&D Care, has enabled the team to purchase their new kit complete with the M&D Care logo on it. Don’t they look smart!

 

Great British Care Award Winners!

What a fantastic evening of celebrating excellence within the social care sector. We are so proud of all our finalists and absolutely delighted to have won three awards. Charlie Guerin wowed the judges and took home the Care Manager Award, Ynystawe Lodge demonstrated collaborative working by winning Best Care Team and M&D Care were rewarded for it’s commitment to their employees by being selected as the Wales Care Employer of the Year.
 
This is a fantastic achievement and a testament to the dedication and outstanding commitment demonstrated by all our employees, we couldn’t be more proud of you all.
 
We believe that every person within M&D Care plays an equally important part in enabling us to deliver outstanding care and support and as an employer it’s our commitment to ensure all our people have a sense of belonging and feel supported. Awards such as these help to shine a spotlight on the amazing work we all do within the health and social care sector.
 

About the Awards

The Great British Care Awards are highly recognised within the sector and have been running since 2016. The awards are a series of regional events throughout the UK and are a celebration of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work.

There are twenty one awards categories available for nomination, which represent all areas of the social care sector, whether it be older people or specialist services, residential or home care. 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.

The awards are all inclusive, bringing together the statutory, independent and voluntary sectors, as well as unpaid carers; promoting joint working.  Working in partnership with care partners and local care associations is at the heart of the initiative; working and linking directly with local managers and networks to further promote the event.

Judges Comments:

Care Employer – M&D Care place people at the centre of all they do. They have really embraced values based care and created an innovative, supportive culture where people can grow and thrive and be the best that they can be.

Manager – Charlie is passionate about outcomes, opportunities and innovative individualisation of care for her service users whose wellbeing, interests and development is at the heart of what she and her team do. The focus is on tailored care that provide the opportunity for creating positive progress and supports independence.

Care Team – The judges were so impressed with all the nominees, and selecting one winner amongst worthy finalists was not easy. The winner of this award impressed the judges with their passion, commitment and teamwork. The team worked tirelessly to support their residents with very complex needs to achieve, thrive and enjoy every day. The impact on their residents has been achieved by excellent leadership, innovative thinking and brilliant teamwork.