Hafal Practice Leader strikes gold!

Hafal Practice Leader Keith Jones has won a Gold award at the prestigious Wales Care Awards 2011.

Keith, who works at the mental health charity’s Bridgend project, was presented with the Promoting Fulfilled Lives Award at a ceremony attended by Health and Social Services Minister Lesley Griffiths AM at City Hall, Cardiff on October 21st.

Keith was nominated for the award by a service user who has moved from Hafal’s halfway house in Bridgend to his own accommodation.

The service user said: “Everybody who has worked here and has lived here has enjoyed his company. He is fun to be with and is friendly and understanding.”

Keith, a native of Pyle, Bridgend, worked as a taxi driver for six years but an interest in the caring profession saw him switch to work with adults with learning disabilities. Keith says he derives great satisfaction from seeing service users achieve their goals.

For more information on the awards please visit: http://www.careforumwales.co.uk/news/193

For more information on Hafal please visit: www.hafal.org