A Senior care worker from HC-One’s Llys Newydd care home in Ammanford has won the Health and Social Care sector Learner of the Year Award at the QSA Apprenticeship Awards 2020.
Shaun Bowen, who recently completed his Level 3 apprenticeship in Health and Social Care, was nominated by The Quality Skills Alliance for the award.
Shaun was nominated for the award for being a ‘dependable and calm member of the caring team, acting as a mentor to fellow apprentices and excelling in his role’ according to his appraisal.
He was also recently made a senior carer, taking on more responsibility to run shifts and administer medication which he ‘took in his stride with a professional, calm approach.’
‘It is evident to all he works with that Shaun takes pride in his work, and he is well thought of and respected by both service users and staff in the home’, the appraisal continued.
‘Shaun is a kind and genuine person who will go above and beyond to provide a quality of care to service users of the highest standards.’
The ceremony was attended by award winners, partners and government and education representatives. Drinks and canapés were provided upon arrival, and it was a great chance for nominees to meet each other and chat.
Catrin Hopper, Home Manager of Llys Newydd said: “I was incredibly proud of Shaun and what he has achieved. He has overcome some real difficulties to achieve the award and has ploughed through everything that has stood in his way.”
“His determination to succeed and his dedication to his role has been a pleasure to behold.”