THE South Wales Argus Health and Care Awards are back and we have received nominations from across the region.

The awards were launched in 2017 to celebrate the excellent work of inspirational and dedicated staff working in these sectors across Gwent.

One of the nominations for this year's awards is for Woffington House in Tredegar.

However, they nominated Digital Communities Wales (DCW) for the Together We Achieve Award for their work that is leading the way in care and digital technology.

Thanks to a collaboration with DCW, residents have learnt to use technology including iPads, tablets and virtual reality glasses.

The residents, including those with dementia, are alert and engaged when using them and they often aid with communication.

DCW have helped thrawn staff and children that visit the home as part of an inclusion project to support residents in researching topics of interest.

Manager Adam Hesselden said: "The staff at Woffington House are thrilled to have been nominated for the Best Innovation Award.

"We have learnt that by working under the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Ffrind i Mi umbrella, with our key partners such as Digital Communities Wales, Georgetown, Bryn-Bach, St. Josephs, Griffithstown and Idris Davies schools that great things can be achieved.

"We are seeing people benefitting from positive outcomes through the use of intergenerational befriending and are pleased to start seeing other homes and schools developing this model of care, this is a win-win for all."

If you know an organisation or person doing outstanding work then you can still nominate in one of the 15 award categories.

A panel of judges will decide the winners and they will be revealed at a special presentation event that will be held on October 18 at Chepstow Racecourse.

For nomination forms and to find out more visit or call 01633 777005.