A woman who has dedicated over 30 years of her life to a Powys care home has been recognised for her commitment.
Sarah Wood - known to her colleagues as Sally - has worked at Maes y Wennol in Llanidloes since it was built in July 1990.
She was awarded with a certificate and a chocolate gift to say thank you for her hard work and commitment to the home.
Residents and their families joined the staff at Maes y Wennol for the special celebration which also saw staff being awarded for their dedication and commitment to the service during the pandemic.
The Mayor of Llanidloes, Cllr Janet Crisp, who was at the home for the event said: “It has been an extremely tough time for all of the staff here and they have worked tirelessly throughout, and I just want to say, on behalf of the whole community, how very grateful we are to each and every one of them.”
Other guests included Powys contracts manager and former Maes y Wennol home manager, Jackie Jones, as well as CEO for Shaw healthcare – which operates the home - Russell Brown, and chief operating officer, Mike Smith.
Sandra Holt, service manager, commented: “It has been wonderful to be able to invite people back into the home for this special celebration for the staff. The last 20 months have been the most challenging and difficult times of our careers and I am beyond proud of my team and the way everyone has pulled together. We are very much looking forward to welcoming more people into the home for future events.”