Gaynor Astley from Newtown is retiring from the locally based Care & Repair in Powys Agency following 27 years of dedicated service helping thousands of older people in the Montgomeryshire area to remain safe and secure in their home.
Gaynor first joined the Montgomeryshire Care & Repair Agency at its inception as a Administrative Assistant in 1990 and was appointed Agency Manager in 1991. During her term of office at Montgomeryshire Care & Repair she was instrumental in developing the first Care & Repair Handyperson scheme in Wales. Following the merger of the Radnorshire and Montgomeryshire Care & Repair Agencies in 2002, Gaynor has worked as Area Manager and Technical Caseworker Team Leader.
One of Gaynor's many achievements included receiving a Heat Hero award by fuel poverty charity National Energy Action (NEA) at a prestigious London ceremony in 2015. She received this for her contribution to tackling fuel poverty in Powys.
At a recent event, Kirsty Williams AM thanked Gaynor for her dedicated service to Care & Repair in Powys and commended her on her work with the Agency over the years in helping to improve the lives of so many people in Powys.
Gaynor said: "I have really enjoyed my time at Care & Repair in Powys. It has been very rewarding to improve the living conditions of so many people and maximise their weekly income. I have met very many interesting people over the 27 years and have wonderful memories of my time here".
Main Photograph: Kirsty Williams AM (left) and Gaynor Astley (right)