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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 […]

We’ve taken on care services in North East Wales

We will now be providing care in Wrexham, Flintshire and Denbighshire to complement the award-winning services we already provide elsewhere in the country. Thousands of people are currently supported by us in North, Mid and South Wales and following our successes in these areas we will now be handling provisions in North East Wales. We’ve […]

We’re celebrating five years providing care in Powys

Our staff at our Powys office are celebrating (May, 2019) reaching five years of successfully delivering the main care contract in the county. We won the contract to provide care services for Powys County Council in 2014. What a fantastic five years we have had in Powys. It has been hugely successful, and our dedicated […]

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 […]

The benefits of respite breaks for carers

Caring for another person can be very demanding. We often encourage our professional carers to take well-earned breaks, but if you’re caring for a loved-one alongside work and family it can begin to get extremely stressful and draining, so it’s very important to take regular respite breaks. Respite breaks can be vital to yours and […]

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 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 always prepared for bad weather

We will ensure all service users are reached despite freezing temperatures and forecasts of snow (January 24, 2019). Our staff are going above and beyond to make sure everyone they look after is warm, well fed and hydrated. We have had snow already with forecasts predicting more to come, but our biggest concern is the […]

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 […]