Community carers needed for roles in their neighbourhoods

People wishing to make a real difference to the neighbourhoods where they live are being invited to take up a paid role in care within their own communities (August 2020). We have carer positions available across Wales and these jobs are highly skilled, well-paid and emotionally rewarding. Becoming a carer in the community where you […]

Advice to elderly to avoid scams and fraudsters

Due to the current climate, there is a lot of uncertainty in the world and there have been lots of new scams cropping up that exploits this. Recent scams have included medical kits that aim to prevent or cure Coronavirus and counterfeit or unsafe medical supplies such as hand sanitiser and swabbing kits. There’s also […]

Be aware of older people’s mental wellbeing as lockdown eases

We are urging the people of Wales to continue checking in on their elderly loved ones and particularly those with dementia as lockdown restrictions ease. A recent survey by the Alzheimer’s Society of around 2,000 people with dementia found that 45% of respondents said lockdown had a negative impact on their mental health. The Coronavirus […]

Everyone should #HaveAHouseplant

Everyone should have a houseplant at home as research has revealed plants provide a range of health benefits (July 2020). Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) research found that indoor plants can improve air quality by trapping and capturing pollutants and those who have limited or no access to the outdoors can still have something to nurture. […]

Organisers of virtual festival donate PPE to our carers

Staff at our Newtown branch received a donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and other essentials from the organisers of a virtual festival (July, 2020). Safe & Sound showcased musicians from Welshpool playing to help raise money for equipment for frontline care givers. SallyAnn Rogers, who organised the Safe & Sound festival, said: “When the […]

We’re celebrating one year looking after elderly in Swansea

We are celebrating one year (July, 2020) of successfully looking after elderly individuals in their own homes after we took on care services in Swansea. We expanded our care services into Swansea and the surrounding areas in 2019, taking over an outgoing service provider with offices in Gorseinon. We have been providing care for a […]

Care is job for life in Wales

Care roles represent jobs for life in economically uncertain times and with the threat of a recession following in the aftermath of COVID-19 (July, 2020). According to experts, unemployment figures will continue to rise with the young and those who work for non-essential retailers and in tourism, catering and hospitality potentially suffering the most. There […]

We’re celebrating one year of providing care in Flintshire

We started supporting people in Flintshire and the surrounding areas in 2019 following our successes across North, Mid and South Wales. Our team of well-trained and professional carers have been working exceptionally hard. We think they deserve a lot of recognition for the role that they are providing within the community and the high levels […]

Free advice for elderly on keeping cool in warm weather

We’ve already experienced some warm days, with temperatures climbing above 20° Celsius. We feel it’s important that people, especially the elderly and vulnerable, are well-prepared for more hot weather to come as temperatures are expected to reach 27° and 28° Celsius. The elderly are one of the most vulnerable age groups in warm weather. Our […]

Welsh carers hope we’ll keep saying ‘hello’

We are stepping up our support for a charity campaign for people each lunchtime to open their windows and shout ‘hello’ to their neighbours. We’re continuing to back the initiative to raise awareness of those who remain at home and may be lonely. We provide an invaluable lifeline to the people we visit each day […]