A care home in Powys is celebrating 55 years of delivering care for its residents.
Cartref, in Hay On Wye, which was originally opened by Powys County Council over half a century ago, marked the milestone on October 4 with a buffet lunch – complete with delicious homemade cakes.
Guests in attendance included Parochial Church Council member, Peter Lathbury, Shaw healthcare’s chief operating officer, Mike Smith, and Shaw’s regional director, Cosmin Lemnaru.
In recognition of the care home’s achievements, Cartref held a presentation where Service manager Ross Anderson was presented with a plaque, and staff members were praised for their dedicated service. The team, who together have a total of 163 years of service, were presented with certificates and gifts, including flowers and chocolates.
Staff member Val Williams was singled for being the care home’s longest serving staff member, having clocked up 24 years’ service. She’s worked her way up to team leader and support worker. She was praised by colleagues and residents for her ‘never stop’ work ethic – someone who is a role model for everyone at Cartref.
Ms Williams’ service has seen her recognised with two Shaw Star Awards over the years. Outside of work, she takes great pride in looking after her grandchildren, as well as pulling lambs on her family farm in Rhosgoch.
Service manager Ross, said:
“Staff, residents and their families, enjoyed a wonderful afternoon celebrating 55 years of providing care here at Cartref. Marking this significant milestone is important. I would particularly like to pay tribute to the staff who work with such enthusiasm, love and compassion to ensure that we provide a high standard of care for our residents. I’m immensely proud of them all.”