Smartcare Wins Awards hat trick

We are celebrating after scooping three prestigious awards at the Wales Care Awards - two silvers and a bronze.

One of the silver awards went to Training Manager Tracey Evans in the category for Commitment to Training and Workforce Development.

The other awards were won by two of her students,Ceri Smith, 20, who received a bronze award and Marion Dudley, 60, who won a silver award.

They were presented at a glittering ceremony at Cardiff’s City Hall which was organised by Care Forum Wales, the main representative body for the care sector in Wales.

Earlier this year Smartcare came out on top in two categories at the Social Care Accolades which were also held in Cardiff.

One was for their long-standing relationship with the town’s St Joseph’s Catholic and Anglican High School and their support to the Health and Social Care GCSE course.

Another partnership with Conwy County Borough Council Council’s Social Services Provider Unit also scooped a top honour after Tracey developed a course to help local authority staff change from providing care in residential homes to looking after people in their own homes.

 It is a fitting recognition of the contribution that Tracey, 43, has made to training in health and social care in North Wales in general and to Pendine Park in particular.

“Training really has been a massive part of my life,” said Tracey, who lives in Chirk. For many years she has been a Brown Owl with the Brownies, and even there provides training in first-aid and food hygiene.

Ceri Smith, 20, from Wrexham, won her award in the Newcomer category, while Marion Dudley, 60, from Llansanffraid, near Oswestry, won her award in the category for Excellence in Mental Health Care.

Tracey Evans
Ceri Smith
Marion Dudley