Spread festive cheer safely among elderly

Christmas is all about spending time with friends and family. But there are some people out there, our service users included, that do not have many, if any, friends or family nearby. Due to the pandemic, there are many who will not be spending time with them as planned during the festivities. We understand from […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Making Christmas more dementia-friendly

It’s not been an easy year for anyone, so we want to make the best of the Christmas celebrations this year. Christmas can affect a person with dementia in lots of ways. Many people with the condition like to have a set routine. The busyness of the festive season often means that routines change, and […]

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 […]