Well done to Amanda Davis and Lisa Parfitt for being recognised as Care Stars!
Care Stars was created by Social Care Wales to shine a light on those who have made a positive difference to people’s lives during the pandemic. In June, 120 care workers from across Wales were nominated and a panel of judges whittled the nominations down to the 12 Care Stars they thought deserved recognition for the inspirational work they had done.
Amanda was nominated by Alison Copus, whose parents she cares for at Brocastle Manor Care Home, who said: “Amanda has been the principal carer for my parents since they arrived at Brocastle in March. They both have dementia, at different stages.
“Amanda has been wonderful to my parents, but especially my father who reacted very badly to the move. She has truly befriended him and stuck with him while he got through the transition. Now he is relaxed and contented. Amanda’s resilience, professionalism and positivity are exceptional.”
Lisa was nominated by Karen Davis, her manager at Tŷ Penrhos Care Home, who said: “Lisa has worked tirelessly the past 18 months to keep up staff and resident morale in the care home.
“During the lockdowns, when train and bus service timetables were compromised, Lisa went out of her way to help her colleagues. She provided transport for staff to come to work and take them home again at the end of their shift.”
You can read more about the 12 Care Stars here. Congratulations Amanda and Lisa!