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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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5 September 2019

WeCare Wales Week

Starting on Monday 9 September until Sunday 15 September it will be WeCare Wales Week. This week will be focused on connecting with younger people to help them understand the potential opportunities to work in care in their area. Each day of the week a different region from across Wales will showcase the great work […]

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21 August 2019

Anglesey social worker is named first Caring in Welsh award winner

Sian Morgan, a social worker for Isle of Anglesey Council, has been named the winner of the inaugural Caring in Welsh award at a ceremony at the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst. The award recognises and celebrates paid care workers in social care, early years and childcare who provide excellent care through the medium of Welsh. […]

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20 August 2019

Mair Aubrey Service Manager Joins Us at Summer Events

Over the summer period Mair Aubrey, who featured in our video stories has been busy supporting WeCare Wales all over the country raising the profile of care workers. Mair joined us at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show in Builth Wells and the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst. Both events highlighted the important role working in care […]

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31 May 2019

Are you a care provider looking for new employees?

Over 200 care providers have registered, for free, on our website since we launched in March 2019. Are you a care provider looking for new employees? Have you registered your details on our site? It’s completely free and your next employee could be a couple of clicks away. The list is growing all the time […]

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23 May 2019

Tell us what you’re up to…

We’re always on the hunt for new and interesting stories from employers to share with the public. Are you hosting a jobs fair, running a careers event or getting involved with your community? Have you had a care ambassador join an event to help bring to life working in the care sector? We want to […]

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3 May 2019

Foster Care Fortnight

Foster Care Fortnight, 13 to 26 May, is The Fostering Network’s annual campaign to raise the profile of fostering. The campaign is developed and delivered by The Fostering Network and showcases the commitment, passion and dedication of foster carers. It also supports fostering services to highlight the need for more foster carers. Foster carers change lives. […]

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29 March 2019

Is social care a career for you?

Do you want a career where you learn something new every day? Do you want to support people to live the lives they want to lead? Have you considered a career in health and social care? Pembrokeshire County Council held a WeCare jobs fair on 4 April 2019. They aimed to show people the variety […]

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19 March 2019

World Social Work Day 2019

World Social Work Day is a day where all social workers join to celebrate the achievements of the profession. World Social Work Day 2019 is all about promoting human relationships, and who knows better than our campaign supporter Amy Davies? Amy became a qualified social worker because she wanted to make a difference to families’ […]

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12 February 2019

Thousands more care workers needed in Wales by 2030

Wales will need thousands more people to work in caring roles with adults and children by 2030 if it is to keep pace with the growing demand for care services and provide support for communities across the country. To help attract more people to work in care, a national campaign called WeCare has been launched […]

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