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Rules for residents during local lockdowns

‘Local lockdowns’ are becoming more regular in towns and cities across the country. The rules can often be confusing, especially for the elderly. If you have one put in place in your town, so we’ve put together some handy pointers to you make sense of them. However, some rules may differ depending on location, so […]

The rule of six explained

Following a rise in the number of coronavirus cases, the new ‘rule of six’ has been implemented in Wales. The rules can often be confusing, especially for the elderly, so we’ve put together some handy pointers to help people make sense of them. This is not a full-scale lockdown like we saw earlier in the […]

Expert care will continue as normal in ‘local lockdown’

We are reassuring our service users and their families that care will continue as normal despite the announcement of a ‘local lockdown’ in Caerphilly recently (September 2020). The recent local lockdown affects some of the service users our carers from our Ebbw Vale branch look after, but we want them to know, it’s business as […]

Care is job for life in Wales

Care roles represent jobs for life in economically uncertain times and with the threat of a recession following in the aftermath of COVID-19 (July, 2020). According to experts, unemployment figures will continue to rise with the young and those who work for non-essential retailers and in tourism, catering and hospitality potentially suffering the most. There […]

Telephone calls with someone with dementia

At the moment, you may not be able to see your loved-one with dementia as often as you would usually. There are lots of different ways you can communicate with others during the pandemic, however these might be too complicated for someone with the condition. You may need to stick to an ‘old fashioned’ telephone […]

New radio station for people with dementia

The current pandemic has been tough for everyone, but especially people with dementia and their carers. To brighten people’s moods during these times, Music 4 Dementia, has launched a new, free radio station. It is available 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week. There is a ‘mix station’, playing classics from multiple eras. Listeners can also choose from four other […]

Our top freezer hacks

During the current pandemic, you might be using your freezer a lot more than you would usually. We’ve put together some helpful hacks so you can get the most from your freezer and save you time and money in the process. Keep your freezer well stocked It’s a good idea to dedicate a day in […]

Ashlee treats caring hands with donation of hand creams

Ashlee Bevan from Forden near Welshpool is helping ensure the hands of our frontline care workers are kept well moisturised with donations of hand creams. The 32-year-old donated 15 Body Shop hand creams to carers at our Newtown branch. Ashlee said: “I am a Body Shop At Home consultant and wanted to do my bit […]

We’re welcoming extra funding for adult social care providers from Welsh government

We are welcome the recent (May, 2020) announcement from the Welsh government of an extra £40 million to support adult social care services during the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will be allocated through the new Covid-19 ‘hardship fund’ and authorities will work with adult social care providers to disperse the funds to cover basic PPE […]

Avoiding COVID-19 related scams during lockdown

The current COVID-19 outbreak has caused uncertainty and confusion across the world.   We have previously posted advice for the elderly to help them avoid falling for scams and fraudsters. However, there has been a new wave of scams exploiting the uncertainty surrounding the condition. Scams have included medical kits that aim to prevent or […]