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mirus moments – April winners

A huge congratulations to our fabulous April winners, who were chosen by our regional representatives.

They will soon receive a gift card, and their name will go forward to our mirus stars judging panel later this year!


Our mirus stars awards are coming soon – and every nomination we receive for mirus moments is submitted to the mirus stars panel. Click here to nominate!
Find out more about mirus stars, and book your tickets for the pre-awards parties in July at this link: https://www.mirus-wales.org.uk/home/stars/


All nominations were anonymised, so winners were chosen based only on the great things people said about them – so when you nominate make sure you include as much detail as possible!

The special things our winners did:

Kathryn B – Respectful
Supported by mirus in Swansea

“Kathryn has grown in confidence and built her self esteem. She’s been able to recognise the importance of relationships and friendships.

Kathryn has come a long way and has now been able to form relationships with ladies she lives with. Kathryn has even made a wonderful bond with another person supported who is non-verbal.

Kathryn does almost everything with this other lady, they are inseparable. She entertains her and makes sure she feels included.  Kathryn has grown to show a lot more affection and attentiveness to the other person supported. Any time she wins bingo in day centre she wins for the other lady too!”


Amy Foley – Together
mirus staff member in Gwent

“Amy is just the best and no one in the Gwent and Brecon area would say anything different! Amy is a wonderful support to all of her colleagues, helping out when ever she can, taking on new tasks and challenges. Using her skills to improve the live of the people we support and ALWAYS finding a solution to any problem she meets. Amy has proven she has the ability to turn her hand to any service or situation.

In recent months, Amy has covered a number of management roles within the Brecon and Gwent region, each time improving services and raising standards, Putting her team and the People supported first. Nothing is too much trouble. Amy has been a wonderful role model and mentor for Beth since Beth stepped up to APL in Gwent.

Amy’s ambition and strong work ethic is contagious with her wicked sense of humour and witty remarks brightening any day.

Amy is a shining example of mirus values and an asset to the organisation. Amy is a difference maker, she has has a positive impact on all that she meets, striving to be the best she can be and make those she support feel the same.”


Kelsey Flay – Responsible
mirus staff member in Swansea

“Kelsey is a team manager of Park Road and one of the individuals she supports suffered a serious illness during the day. Kelsey worked all day to ensure the correct procedures were followed and outside professionals were contacted for the individual needs to be correctly met. Kelsey then took it upon her self to spend 10 hours in A&E to ensure the person supported received the correct care until they were transferred to a ward at 3am.

The person supported lives independently and receives very minimal support. The person supported was extremely unwell, anxious and afraid for his welfare. Kelsey took it upon herself to remain with they individual until she felt they were safe and health needs were met by the hospital. Kelsey took food and drinks with her for the individual, change of clothing and gave constant reassurance to ease their fears.”


Paulina Bartolo – Empowering
mirus staff member in Cardiff

“Paulina recognised that two of the gents in our cluster from two different houses could potentially start a friendship and decided to arrange a couple of meetings with them. She involved the parents who also went along to two meetings to make sure that Gareth Mike would be compatible. They can both be a bit shy initially but Paulina supported the gents to get to know each other with support and now that they have meet on a few occasions they have grown in confidence. This has turned out to be so positive for both the gents and they have become friends.

Gareth decided to ring Mike and ask him to go out to the bay on there own for a meal and a walk, Mike said yes and was very excited, they are talking about having a holiday together now. Paulina organised, arranged and planned all this exceptionally well to the point that the gents are really enjoying each other’s company and looking to the future.


This has built confidence in the gents and going forward they will be going out without support so they have become more independent, not relying on support they will be able to do more when they want.”

People supported, families, staff members, volunteers, and community members can all nominate people for the next mirus moments celebration: bit.ly/mirusmoments
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