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22 June 2020

How a nursery within the grounds of a Welsh hospital have been providing childcare during the Covid-19 pandemic

Day care nurseries around Wales are preparing to re-open from next week. One of the few childcare settings in Wales that have been open throughout the Covid-19 pandemic is Funtazia Day Nursery, based within the grounds of Prince Charles Hospital, Merthyr Tydfil. The nursery have been providing an invaluable childcare service for key workers and […]

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10 June 2020

Bluebird Care, a home care provider in Flintshire, are celebrating the dedication of their staff in response to Covid-19

Bluebird Care provides home care in Flintshire, north Wales. The company are so proud of their staff in response to Covid-19 they have given each member of staff a special gift. Rebecca Zartarian, Director of Bluebird Care Cheshire West and Flintshire, said: “Over these last few months we have been so proud of our amazing team […]

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19 May 2020

Meet Emma, the poet behind our television advert

Our recent television advert features the voice of Emma, reading her poem “Just a Carer” that she wrote for and performed on Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience programme, filmed at College Fields nursing home in Barry. We asked her what it’s like being part of our campaign…   How do you feel about being featured in […]

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6 May 2020

Carer’s poem brought to life in TV advert

A carer’s poem about her job has been brought to life in the form of a television advert, created by the WeCare Wales campaign. The advert features the voice of Emma Pinnell, reading her poem “Just a Carer” that she wrote for and performed on Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience programme, filmed at College Fields nursing […]

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5 May 2020

Children and parents show gratitude to childcare workers during lockdown

Children of all ages and their parents have come together to say a big “Diolch” to the people that work in the early years, childcare and playwork sectors in a WeCare Wales video. As parents across the country juggle working from home with caring for their children, there is increased respect and admiration for early […]

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21 April 2020

Rhod Gilbert finds out what it’s like to be a care worker

As the dedication of care workers comes to the fore during the coronavirus pandemic, BBC Wales has aired a special Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience episode about working in care. Rhod Gilbert said: ‘I have been wanting to film a Work Experience episode as a carer for years – and before the COVID-19 outbreak, our little […]

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15 April 2020

Social care workers in Wales to receive card to prove they’re key workers

All social care workers in Wales are to be sent a card that will potentially help them access the benefits available to key workers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The card has been produced in response to reports from social care workers on the front line, who say it can be difficult to prove they […]

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April 2020

Carers going above and beyond

When a resident in his 90’s at Tŷ Heulog Independent Living, Talbot Green, lost his wife of over 70 years and was unable to attend the funeral, the staff decided to arrange a private wake for him. A previous resident at Tŷ Heulog, Monty’s wife had moved to Anwen Care Home, Bridgend, where he would […]

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14 April 2020

Carers Wales Photography Competition

    Carers Wales is inviting you to reveal the hidden lives of unpaid carers through photographs that show what life is really like for carers. 97% of all caring is provided by unpaid carers. Lives that are often hidden from society and not known, seen or asked about. They want to reveal the struggles […]

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1 April 2020

Former social workers invited to return to practise

Social Care Wales has invited all social workers who have left the profession to consider re-joining in the current emergency. A new temporary registration has been made available to those social workers who have left in the past three years, with a fast-track application and no fee to pay. David Pritchard, Registrar at Social Care […]

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30 March 2020

New social care jobs portal created

WeCare Wales has launched a new jobs portal, to help social care employers advertise their high number of vacancies, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The social care sector is under increasing pressure to provide vital services to the most vulnerable people in our communities as more staff follow self-isolating guidelines. To address these urgent […]

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March 2020

Key workers always, not just in times of crisis

The recognition by the Government of social workers and social care workers as key workers in helping tackle coronavirus has been welcomed by Social Care Wales Chief Executive Sue Evans. “They often don’t wear the badges or uniforms of people like policemen and nurses, so you may not recognise them in the street. But that […]

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