Educ8’s Health and Social Care Key Account Manager, Jessica Crompton and Internal Quality Assurer, Ceri Tracy.
On 24th October 2016, Educ8 was delighted to support the Social Care ‘Oscars’ at a prestigious event held at City Hall, Cardiff. As one of the event’s sponsors, we were extremely proud to be affiliated with such an emotional and inspiring celebration of the many successes of one of Wales’ most important sectors; Health and Social Care. The ceremony, which was attended by Welsh Government’s Minister for Social Services and Public Health, Rebecca Evans, recognised the dedication and skill of the Health and Social Care workforce and the Minister called for an end to the historically low pay of the sector and for increased investment in skills development and training for employees in the industry.
There were 15 main awards plus four special awards announced on the night, including the Dignity in Care Award, sponsored by Welsh Government. Educ8 employees were there to join in the celebrations and we were over the moon to congratulate three of our Health and Social Care Apprenticeship and Higher Apprenticeship learners who made the rankings at the event; Angela Rees from Integra Community Living Options who scooped the Bronze award for Nurse of the Year; Helen Beecham from Care Inn, Plasgeller Care Home who swiped Silver for the Leadership and Management in Residential Care Services; and finally, Andreea Schiopu from Silvercrest Care Millview Care Home who’s inspiring story led to her winning the GOLD award for Excellence inn Palliative and End of Life Care; a truly amazing achievement for her and the organisation.
We had a fantastic time at the awards and were honoured to be part of the proceedings; we have already committed to a higher level of sponsorship for the 2017 event and we look forward to encouraging more of our learners and employers to apply for an award.