We’re encouraging Wales to get birdwatching

We’re always looking for activities for our service users to take part in and we think the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch, which takes place from January 25 until 27, is perfect. Birdwatching is not a physically demanding activity, so is ideal for those who are less mobile or housebound, but it is mentally very beneficial. […]

School children team up with us to hand out festive shoeboxes to elderly

Thirteen pupils from Mountain Ash Comprehensive School in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) recently (December, 2019) joined forces with our RCT office to hand out festive shoeboxes to elderly people in the area. As part of their skills training for the Duke of Edinburgh (DOE) Award, the year nine pupils assembled and delivered the gift-filled shoeboxes […]

Newtown recruitment day to find new care workers

We recently announced our support for the NHSE and NHSI’s Winter Pressures Plan to find new carers to ensure people can come home from hospital and be looked after by experts. As part of our support we are hosting a recruitment day on Thursday, January 23 from 11am until 3pm at our Newtown offices at […]

Vulnerable and elderly receive shoebox donations for Christmas

Vulnerable and elderly Welsh residents looked after by staff at our Newtown office received Christmas shoeboxes of items donated by people in the community recently (December, 2019). Staff put out a call to the people of Wales for items those in their care need at this time of year and received lots of donations in […]

Kick off 2020 with a new career

The New Year is the opportune time for people to shake things up a bit and so we’re calling for all the caring individuals out there to come forward and find out more about making a career for themselves in the care industry. We offer fantastic training and the opportunity for internal advancement. Anyone who […]

Carers donate 130 gift boxes to elderly and vulnerable for Christmas

Staff at our Flintshire branch recently (December, 2019) donated 130 boxes full of helpful items for the festive season to elderly and vulnerable people in Wales. Carers at the branch raised money to buy the items by hosting a bingo evening and a raffle and filled the boxes with hats, gloves, toiletries, food and Christmas […]

We’re backing campaign to find more care workers in Powys

We are supporting a New Year (January, 2020) recruitment campaign that hopes to find more care workers in Powys. NHS England (NHSE) and NHS Improvement (NHSI) have allocated funds to place Powys patients in Shropshire/Powys border provision and is working with care providers to increase carer numbers. There is always a need for care workers […]

Ystradgynlais branch nominated for Employer of the Year award

Staff members at our Ystradgynlais branch are celebrating after recently being nominated for Employer of the Year at the ACT Training Apprenticeship Awards. The ACT Apprenticeship Awards celebrate the successes and achievements of learners and employers who have shown commitment, passion and drive. Joe Jenkins, Branch Manager at our Ystradgynlais office, said: “We work closely […]

Tracey clocks up 30 years in care industry

Tracey Webster, Registered Manager at our Flintshire office, has shown that care work can be a job for life after celebrating 30 years working in the industry. Tracey worked for Cherry Tree Residential Home in Manchester in 1989 and then Access Homecare. She moved to Flintshire in Wales in 2000 to become a carer and […]

Free advice on having a more dementia-friendly Christmas

Christmas can be a challenging time for people with dementia and their friends and family too. It can affect a person with dementia in lots of ways. Many people with the condition like to have a set routine and the busyness of the festive season often means that routines change, and this can upset someone […]