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How you can help prevent loneliness

Here we are big advocates of helping to prevent loneliness, especially among the elderly. Our carers visit service users on a regular basis and can sometimes be the only smiling face they see that day, so we’ve put together some handy advice on how you can help towards the battle to prevent loneliness in your […]


Encouraging the elderly to eat

As we age, it can become increasingly difficult to eat well. There are lots of reasons why an elderly person might lose their appetite, this can range from various health conditions, to taking medications and even depression or loneliness. If you’re looking after an older relative, friend or neighbour, then we have put together some […]


We’re supporting virtual ‘Brew Monday’ campaign

We are supporting The Samaritans’ ‘Brew Monday’ campaign and are urging the people of Wales to have a virtual brew with their nearest and dearest on Monday, January 18. Last year we supported The Samaritans’ ‘Brew Monday’ campaign and are thrilled that it has been able to continue, albeit in a virtual capacity, again this […]


Help others feel less lonely

If you’ve ever felt lonely, you’ll know how difficult it can be, which is why we’re encouraging you to think about others who might be going through the same thing. Age UK recently revealed that the elderly have endured their loneliest and scariest ever Christmas, with more than two million having been alone on the […]


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, […]


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 […]


Watching nature programmes is good for well-being

A new study has revealed that watching nature programmes on TV can uplift people’s moods. It can help reduce negative emotions and improve well-being. It can even alleviate the boredom that comes with being isolated indoors. Not long ago, we blogged about the benefits for watching TV for the elderly, so we’re thrilled to hear […]


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, […]


How our carers are protecting the NHS

Our work in the communities we serve across Wales is essential and protects those who need care at home, as well as the NHS. By having carers visit them on a daily basis, our service users are shielded from the coronavirus, helping to alleviate additional pressure on hospitals. It is a blessing for many elderly […]


Why caring is a career for all genders

Unfortunately, due to outdated stereotypes, many people believe caring is a career mostly suited to women. This is because they’re seen as the more kind and caring genders. However, we have lots of male staff members who are equally as kind, caring and professional. We have many male service users and having male carers helps […]