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15 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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23 March 2020

WeCare Wales Jobs

Social care employers, we want to help address the staff shortages you might be facing right now. Now more than ever, people are needed to provide care and support to those who are vulnerable in our communities. To help you find the right people to fill your vacancies and support your business, we’re creating a […]

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3 March 2020

Happy Birthday WeCare Wales

We’re celebrating our first year by launching a campaign to help change perceptions of what care jobs involve and encourage more people to choose a career in care. Around one in 17 adults in Wales work in the sector, making it a larger employer than the NHS. However, the growing demand for care services means […]

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6 January 2020

550 more foster carers needed across Wales in 2020

The Fostering Network has estimated that 550 foster families will be needed in Wales to keep up with the widespread demand. To combat this, today (1 January 2020) eight local authorities across Wales have launched, #20 Reasons, a campaign to encourage people within their local area to consider fostering. The campaign uses real foster carers […]

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13 December 2019

Wales needs more men to work in social care

In Wales, there is a significant gender imbalance in the social care workforce, meaning that some people are missing out on the right care and support for their needs. 49-year-old William Betters is one of a handful of men working in care in his community for the past five years. He is incredibly vocal about […]

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30 October 2019

A Question of Care: A Career for YOU?

Do you enjoy seeing people get the most out of each day and achieve what they want in life? This is what a career in care is all about! It might mean working with, babies and young children, children and young people, adults when they need extra help. In fact people of any age – […]

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24 September 2019

Entries now open for the 2020 Accolades

The Accolades are awards that recognise, celebrate and share excellent practice in social work, social care, early years and childcare in Wales.  The 2020 Accolades are now open and Social Care Wales has for the first time introduced an Accolade for individual care workers – the WeCare Wales award. This award is open to any […]

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9 September 2019

More young people needed to Future-proof care workforce in wales

More young people are needed to join the care workforce in Wales if it is to have enough workers to meet the challenges of the future. Only around 11 per cent of the social care workforce in Wales is under 25, while 32 per cent of employees are over 50, according to Social Care Wales. […]

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