A Powys care home worker has been recognised for their outstanding contribution during the past year at the annual Shaw Star Awards 2022.

The 13th Shaw healthcare national awards ceremony took place at The Tortworth Court Hotel in Gloucestershire on Thursday, November 24 and was hosted by Paul Sinha, best known for his regular appearances on ITV’s ‘The Chase’.

Rebecca Lloyd, activity champion at Trenewydd near Brecon which is operated on behalf of Powys County Council, won the ‘Wellness/Happiness/Kindness’ award after being nominated by her colleagues and residents’ family members. This award, sponsored by Itec, is given to a staff member who has spread joy and happiness as they strive to improve the overall wellbeing of residents.

Ms Lloyd said: “I take great pride in putting Shaw’s ethos of wellness, happiness and kindness at the heart of all that I do - so to be recognised with this award is fantastic.”

Ms Lloyd was one of seven award winners who were recognised at the event, which aims to celebrate the achievements of outstanding staff members across Shaw’s 61 UK facilities.

Russell Brown, CEO of Shaw healthcare, added: “The Shaw Star Awards are always the highlight of our calendar and this year’s event was no exception. The quality of submissions was fantastic and it was – as always – hard to pick a winner from the extremely talented pool of finalists.

“As an employee-owned company it is vital that we celebrate the Shaw family, so I want to say a huge congratulations to Rebecca and the other winners – all of whom embody Shaw’s ethos of going above and beyond to provide the best possible care to our residents.”

As part of the event, the guests were treated to music from three-piece band AudioJaxx.