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Fred retires after 13 years in care work

Fred Tyson from Ystalyfera celebrated his retirement recently (August, 2019) after providing care in Wales for more than 13 years. Fred started working in the care industry in 2006 and joined us in 2016. Joe Jenkins, Branch Manager at our Ystradgynlais office, said: “Everyone here is incredibly sad to see Fred go as he has […]

Our carers are rewarded for bringing new staff on board

Our carers have been given an incentive to help bring new workers on board. Current staff can refer a friend to join the team and receive £200 in high street vouchers to spend on anything they like. One of the best places to source employees is from the care givers who already work for us, […]

Karen clocks up 30 years of care work

A member of staff at our Ystradgynlais office has shown that care work can be a job for life after celebrating 30 years of working in the industry (April, 2019). Karen Howell began her career as a carer for Powys County Council’s domiciliary care services in 1989 and worked for 25 years there, before joining […]

Care industry can be one of the most rewarding

The care industry can be one of the most rewarding to work in and it provides a job for life to the right candidates. Care givers list job satisfaction, building friendships with those they work with and care for and the chance to further their qualifications as the key benefits of working in the profession. The recent ‘Social […]

We have signed up to help recruit 20,000 carers in Wales by 2030

We have recently (March, 2019) joined a growing list of care providers coming together to help recruit 20,000 carers in Wales by 2030. We are just one of hundreds of businesses that are getting behind the recently launched WeCare Wales campaign. Currently there are around 113,000 people in the social care sector and the number […]

Mel is appointed as our Newtown care ambassador

Mel Edwards who works as a carer at our Newtown office has been appointed as an ambassador for the industry and is offering free talks to schools and colleges in the area. The talks will provide an insight into the industry for any students interested in working in it in the future and will also […]

We’re supporting the nursing cadet scheme backed by Prince of Wales

We are supporting a new nursing cadet scheme launched by the Royal College of Nurses (RCN) and backed by the Prince of Wales. The scheme, which is being trialled in Wales in partnership with the Wales Army Cadet Force, is a step in the right direction as it is trying to attract young people to […]

We’re calling for more carers to help with winter pressure

We are calling for caring individuals to join our team to help look after the elderly and vulnerable during our busiest time of the year (February, 2019). The winter months are some of our busiest as the cold weather can affect our service users greatly. Pre and post-Christmas is our busiest time of the year, […]

We’re campaigning for careers in care to be taken more seriously

Many people may not like to admit it, but care work can often be portrayed as an undervalued profession and something people go into if they don’t have any qualifications, which is why we are consistently campaigning for it to be taken more seriously as a career. As well as being kind, caring, honest and […]

Parents to work around children thanks to returners programme

We have launched a campaign this month (December, 2018) to help parents return to work after having their children. We want to encourage full-time parents back into the work place with our new returners programme. We appreciate that it’s not easy for parents returning to work after having kids,so we are setting up a returners […]