Vulnerable and elderly receive shoebox donations for Christmas

Vulnerable and elderly Welsh residents looked after by staff at our Newtown office received Christmas shoeboxes of items donated by people in the community recently (December, 2019). Staff put out a call to the people of Wales for items those in their care need at this time of year and received lots of donations in […]

Carers donate 130 gift boxes to elderly and vulnerable for Christmas

Staff at our Flintshire branch recently (December, 2019) donated 130 boxes full of helpful items for the festive season to elderly and vulnerable people in Wales. Carers at the branch raised money to buy the items by hosting a bingo evening and a raffle and filled the boxes with hats, gloves, toiletries, food and Christmas […]

Helplines for the elderly at Christmas

Christmas can be a real struggle for many people, particularly the elderly if they do not have many close friends or family. Each year we put together a list of helplines they can get in touch with if they would like to hear a friendly voice during the festivities. C.A.L.L (Wales) – 0800 132 737 […]

Christmas stocking filler ideas for the elderly

If you would prefer to put together a Christmas stocking of smaller gifts for your elderly loved-one, then we’ve put together some great ideas for you. We think stocking presents are much more personal than one big present as you can tailor them to your loved-one’s personality or make them fun or practical. Diary/notebook Having […]

Caring for someone with dementia at Christmas

Christmas is a time for celebrations and seeing friends and family. However, if you’re caring for a person with dementia during the festive period, it can be a challenging time of year for both of you and it’s important to ask for help if you need it. We’ve put together some of our top tips […]

Free advice on having a more dementia-friendly Christmas

Christmas can be a challenging time for people with dementia and their friends and family too. It can affect a person with dementia in lots of ways. Many people with the condition like to have a set routine and the busyness of the festive season often means that routines change, and this can upset someone […]

We’re appealing for festive shoeboxes for the elderly

We are once again asking the generous people of Wales to get behind our festive shoebox appeal for the elderly. It has been extremely successful in the past, so we have decided to continue it again this year. We’re asking you to fill a shoebox with essentials and other bits and pieces that you think […]

Christmas gifts for people with dementia

Shopping for Christmas gifts for a person with dementia shouldn’t be difficult. There are lots of gifts out there for them, but you should consider the stages of the condition your loved-one has when buying. Early stage gifts If they are in the early stages, then you may give them gifts that you would have […]

Christmas shopping with someone with dementia

The festive season can bring a whole range of new challenges to a person with dementia. Christmas shopping is difficult enough but add in noise from the traffic and other shoppers, as well as the general hustle and bustle of the British high street, and it can cause incredible stress and anxiety for someone with […]

Christmas fayres and markets in Wales

As well as Christmas, December also means it’s Christmas market time. We love nothing more at this time of year than perusing stalls filled with quirky decorations made by local craftspeople and seasonal snacks from artisan food producers. There are many seasonal shopping events, markets and fayres taking place across Wales this month. We’ve put […]