Prestigious award for council employee in Wrexham

December 31, 2017 by  

A trainer for Wrexham County Borough Council has recently received an award.

The silver award was presented to Beverley Larkins. She gained recognition for her efforts in training workers who cope with dementia patients. Newsletter printing from Wrexham can be used to promote progress made within organisations. Larkins told the Leader:

“I support both in-house staff and the private and voluntary sector in adult social care. We look to meet their development needs and make sure they have the necessary knowledge and skills. I lead on other areas – health and safety and safeguarding.”

Larkins has been working for Wrexham County Borough Council since 2001. She has occupied her current post for a few years. Due to one of her family being affected by dementia, she is particularly passionate about everything she does in her role.

Larkins is proactive and is keen to take other people with her. For her work to make a difference, she needs to get management and team leaders on her side. However, she also tries to influence legislation relevant to her sector.

Furthermore, Larkins has worked hard to broaden understandings of dementia. When staff have an informed view of the different varieties of the condition then the quality of life of care home residents can be upgraded. Agitation or frustration may be interpreted differently if individuals have insight into what is being experienced.