Staff at a care home in Llandrindod Wells have been commended for their long service at a recent event.
Wylesfield care home – operated by Shaw healthcare on behalf of Powys County Council – brought together members of the local community to recognise the achievements of its staff, who together, totaled over 200 years of combined service.
To mark the occasion, Russell Brown, Shaw healthcare’s chief executive officer, and board member, Helen Coombes, attended.
The Mayor of Llandrindod Wells, councillor Lawrence Weerdmeester-Price and councillor Josie Ewing were also present for the ceremony. MP Faye Jones also sent all long serving staff a handwritten thank you for their dedication to the home.
Wylesfield’s staff were presented with certificates and chocolates while residents and families enjoyed a selection of hot drinks and homemade cakes.
Support worker Colin Layton, who first joined the care home in December 1976, is Wylesfield’s longest serving staff member with over 46 years of service.
Jeanette Stedman, manager of Wylesfield, said:
“Colin revels in his role supporting the older residents of the home. While he has spent much of his time as a favorite at Wylesfield, he is also a huge admirer of the outside, often spending his time tending to his garden and taking in the Welsh countryside.”
Russell Brown, chief executive officer for Shaw healthcare, said: “This is a deserved moment of acknowledgement for all of the hardworking staff at Wylesfield.
“I think it’s clear that everyone in the community is proud to be associated with such devoted people here at Wylesfield.”