Making Christmas more dementia-friendly

It’s not been an easy year for anyone, so we want to make the best of the Christmas celebrations this year. Christmas can affect a person with dementia in lots of ways. Many people with the condition like to have a set routine. The busyness of the festive season often means that routines change, and […]

Our shoebox appeal is back

Our Bangor and Newtown branches have launched our shoebox appeal, for the sixth year running, for our service users who may not be able to get outside to pick up essentials this festive season. This year has been an extremely tough one. We want to put a smile on our service users’ faces. So, we […]

We’re supporting #WeCareWeek

WeCare Wales is highlighting the care industry with #WeCareWeek (November 16 until 22) and the variety of jobs that are available in Wales. Care workers will share their experiences of how they started their career in care, what it’s like working in different roles and what they enjoy about working in the sector through www.wecare.wales/wecare-wales-week-2020 […]

Chance for new parents to get back to work

We appreciate that it’s not easy for parents returning to work after having children. We are setting up a returners’ programme for mums and dads to help normalise the hiring of those returning to work after having children. Lots of candidates for the roles we have to offer do not feel confident enough to apply […]

We’re supporting Carers Rights Day

We are supporting Carers Rights Day on Thursday, November 26. Carers, especially those who are unpaid and looking after family members, need to know their rights and how to get support. We are always keen to raise awareness of the amount of people out there who are caring for a loved one. Often unpaid, while […]

We’re continuing to support charity campaign

We are continuing our support of a charity campaign for people each lunchtime to open their windows and shout ‘hello’ to their neighbours. Earlier this year, we saw Communicare in Southampton’s idea to encourage people to shout ‘cooee’ or ‘hello’, or any form of friendly greeting, from an open window or over the garden fence, […]

Take extra care of elderly when clocks change

We are urging people to take extra care of their elderly relatives and neighbours when the clocks go back an hour at the end of this month (October 2020). From October 25 the evenings will get darker earlier, which could impact on the well-being of older people. Through visiting our service users, we know that […]

We’re part of WeCare Wales campaign to fill social care vacancies

We have joined a growing list of care providers coming together to help fill hundreds of social care vacancies as part of the WeCare Wales campaign. The social care sector is under increasing pressure from an ageing population, and the current pandemic, to provide care to vulnerable individuals across the country. This is why we’re […]

Call for carers for our busiest time of year

We are calling for more carers to join us as we enter our busiest period of the year with a target to take on 100 new employees by November 1, 2020. Autumn and winter are our busiest times of the year. This year, we have the added pressure of the coronavirus pandemic. As the weather […]

Carers vital in helping prevent malnutrition in elderly

Malnutrition in the elderly is rife. It can often go unnoticed but helping prevent starvation in Wales are our carers. There is a common misconception that older people naturally lose weight. Causes of malnutrition, such as illness, loneliness and loss of mobility are more common. While column inches in our national newspapers and magazines are […]