Christmas celebrations at a distance

Christmas is a time for family, but it could look very different for many of us this year. Due to the pandemic, people are planning smaller get togethers with their households or support bubbles. This could mean many elderly relatives who live far away won’t be able to visit this year. We’ve come up with […]

Create a package of goodies for the elderly

In the spirit of Christmas and being neighbourly, why not put together a care package for an elderly person this winter? The rain, harsh winds and even snow and ice at this time of year can make it increasingly difficult for the elderly and vulnerable to get out of the house. This impacts on the […]

New Year’s resolutions for carers

As the festive season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about goals and resolutions for 2021. 2020 has been quite a year, especially if you’ve been caring for someone. It’s easy for carers, whether they’re paid or unpaid, to forget to give themselves credit for the wonderful work that they do. We’ve put together some […]

Looking out for loved-one’s mental health

It’s super important that we look out for our elderly loved-one’s mental health. Especially as we have recently come out of our firebreaker lockdown in Wales. A recent survey by the Alzheimer’s Society of around 2,000 people with dementia found that 45% said the lockdowns have had a negative impact on their mental health. We’ve […]

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 […]

Cut your work commute with care

If you live in a rural area of Wales, then you could cut your work commute by joining the care industry. We have many carers who now provide care in their communities. They have built better relationships with their neighbours because of it. One of our carers said: “Our small community is very tight knit. […]

Wrapping up warm this winter

We’ve lots of advice here on our blog for the elderly to keep warm in their homes during winter. But what about when they want to venture out? Even in winter it’s still important to go outside and do some walking. It’s great for your mental health and a dose of vitamin D, even if […]

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 […]