A Llanidloes care home has hosted a celebration in recognition of its longest-serving employees.

Maes-y-Wennol, on Llangurig Road, welcomed councillor Gareth Morgan – who opened the home in 1990 – CEO of Shaw healthcare, Russell Brown, residents and their families to celebrate a combined total of 205 years’ service.

A special mention was given to night support worker, Janet Evans, who is marking 35 years of working at Maes-y-Wennol this month. Several other staff were recognised as being home champions.


Service manager of the home, Sandra Holt, added: “I could not be prouder of our team. It’s been absolutely fantastic to thank all the incredible workers for their dedication and commitment to Maes-y-Wennol and those that live here.

“Thank you to each and every one of our employees, residents, families and community for your dedication to our home.”

The home was also recognised as a finalist at this year’s 2023 Shaw Star Awards for coming runners-up in the carehome.co.uk category, which recognises services with a high score following positive reviews.

Maes-y-Wennol is operated by Shaw healthcare on behalf of Powys County Council and provides residential care for up to 29 people including those living with dementia. Shaw healthcare is the largest employee-owned healthcare provider in the UK.