Ross Dingle, manager and play leader at Clwb Carco Limited in Cardiff, has today been named the winner of the 2023 Caring in Welsh award at an event at the Llŷn and Eifionydd National Eisteddfod.
The Caring in Welsh award recognises, celebrates and shares the work of those providing excellent care and support through the medium of Welsh.
The annual award recognises those working in social care and childcare, play and early years from across the public, private, voluntary and co-operative sectors in Wales.
They can have any level of Welsh – fluent, some or learner. The important thing is that they use Welsh in their work with the people they care for.
This year five individuals from across Wales were chosen as finalists for the award by an expert panel of judges and the winner was chosen by a public vote, in which more than 2,250 people voted.
Ross was nominated for the award by Jane O’Toole, the Chief Executive of Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids’ Club, for his work developing the play quality and ethos of Clwb Carco, which runs seven Welsh-medium out-of-school childcare clubs in south Wales.
Ross was announced as the winner at a lunchtime event at the National Eisteddfod in Boduan by Dona Lewis, the Chief Executive of the National Centre for Learning Welsh, and presented with his trophy by our Chair Mick Giannasi.
Sue Evans, our Chief Executive, said: “Many congratulations to Ross and all our highly commended finalists.
“Being able to receive care and support from someone who can speak your language is an important part of receiving dignified, high-quality care.
“This year’s award has given us some fantastic examples of inspiring and dedicated workers who are providing excellent care through the medium of Welsh, and they reflect the valuable and positive difference providing care and support through the medium of Welsh can make to people’s lives.”