Search launched to find welfare heroes

Opera singer

A search has been launched to find the unsung heroes of social care.

Nominations are sought for people from Ceredigion, Gwynedd and Powys for the Wales Care Awards 2022, to honor the skills and dedication of people working in social services caring for children and vulnerable adults.

The event returns after being canceled for two years due to the pandemic.

The awards, presented at Care Forum Wales to inspire excellence in care, will take place at Cardiff City Hall on Friday 21 October. The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 29.

Anyone who has been nominated in the past two years will be automatically entered this time around.

The event will be hosted by opera singer Wynne Evans.

Mario Kreft MBE, Chairman of Care Forum Wales and Founder of the Wales Care Awards, said: “This is an opportunity to nominate the champions and ambassadors of social care and help raise awareness of the vital contribution of our sector, a contribution that has been even greater during the nightmare of the past two years.

“The dedication, professionalism and quality of the healthcare workforce is an absolute inspiration.

“It is occasions like the awards night that allow Care Forum Wales to recognize and celebrate these skills, talents and heroic commitment.

“Our goal is to recognize the unrelenting and often remarkable dedication of unsung heroes and heroines working in care.

“It is always a pleasure to honor the contribution of all the finalists. Each of them should be very proud of their achievement.