Donate to charity with old stamps

If you’re a keen letter writer, you might have lots of old stamps lying around. Or you may be the lucky recipient of lots of Christmas cards this year and aren’t sure what to do with the stamps. You could spread a little festive cheer by donating used stamps to charities where they will be […]

Helplines for the elderly at Christmas

Christmas is a real struggle during normal times, but more so this year than ever. There are many people out there who will not be able to spend the festivities with their friends or family due to the pandemic. Each year, we put together a list of helplines people can contact during the Christmas period, […]

We’re giving the gift of employment this Christmas

Caring and kind natured residents of Wales who are looking for a job can sign up with us to become a Care Worker and be in a position by Christmas. It is currently our busiest time of the year, so we are searching for kind and caring individuals who are looking for employment, to join […]

Care jobs for out of work over-50s

Recent research revealed the number of over-50s out of work increased by 33% in 2020 with 371,000 people unemployed in July to September, compared with 280,000 in 2019. It is widely thought that young people have been the most affected by the pandemic. This is due to mass redundancies in sectors such as hospitality, leisure […]

Keeping elderly involved on Christmas Day

If you have an elderly loved-one visiting as part of your bubble on Christmas Day, you might be wondering how you can make sure they feel involved. It can be difficult due to various health conditions and mobility, but we have come up with a few ideas you can use. Please remember to keep washing […]

Am I eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?

The first COVID-19 vaccinations have started being rolled out across Wales. More than 40 million doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be available across the UK, with Wales getting its allocation based on its population. In the first wave of vaccine deliveries, Wales will receive almost 40,000 doses, enough for nearly 20,000 people. All health […]

Could your calling be in care work?

Jobseekers in Wales are being asked to consider taking up a career in care. We are looking for kind, honest and caring individuals to take on a job within our care teams. We can offer full time, part time, mornings, evenings and weekend only work. There are so many people out there that might not […]

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 […]