The Mayor of Machynlleth joined celebrations at a local care home – as two care workers celebrated their decades of long service to the community.

 Cartef Dyfi hosted a celebration to mark the achievements of its staff throughout the pandemic, attended by mayor Tony Jones, Cllr Michael Williams and people and resourcing manager for Powys County Council, Cerys Williams.

As part of the celebrations, two employees were recognised for their long service - Barbara Jones and Kerry Roberts.

Mrs Jones joined the home in August 1998 and within that time has held various positions – from bank team leader to support worker. Meanwhile, Mrs Roberts, a mother of twins, has dedicated 18 years to Cartref Dyfi and progressed from night support worker to team leader.

The pair received certificates to mark their impressive milestones, as well as chocolates and flowers as a thank you for their on-going commitment.

Service manager of the home, June Stalham, said: “We have had such an enjoyable few weeks here at Cartref Dyfi. We recently celebrated Derwena Owen’s 100th birthday – one of our residents who had a special day with her loved ones.

“It was a pleasure to recognise our staff for their ongoing hard work and commitment. It has been a very challenging two years but everyone pulled together as a team and I couldn’t be more proud.”

Chief operating officer for Shaw healthcare, Mike Smith, also attended the event.

Ms Stalham added: “It has been wonderful to invite people back into our home to celebrate with us and we look forward to welcoming more people from our community over the summer months.”

Cartref Dyfi is operated by Shaw healthcare on behalf of Powys County Council and provides residential care for up to 28 elderly people including those living with dementia.