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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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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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