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10 May 2021

Mental Health Awareness Week

Coleg Gwent students volunteer with Mind Matters Mind Matters is a Big Lottery funded project run by Volunteering Matters that aims to support the mental health and wellbeing of young people through a volunteer training programme. The project equips 16-24’s with the knowledge and skills to deliver mental health awareness activities to their peers. The […]

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21 April 2021

Launch of care worker card

Social Care Wales have launched The Care Worker Card. All care workers in Wales are being offered an updated recognition card that identifies them as key workers and gives them access to money-saving offers. It is the next version of a similar card launched last year to help support care workers as they faced huge personal […]

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18 March 2021

Step into Social Care with City & Guilds

Discover how your skills and talents might make you the perfect fit for a social care career, and get careers advice on how to search for a job and ace an interview. At the end of the course, you will receive a digital badge from City & Guilds which you can use to prove your training and showcase your skills.

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17 March 2021

Carers encouraged to become an ambassador and help inspire others

The WeCare Wales campaign is calling on passionate social care and early years and childcare employees to become ambassadors for the sector, sharing their experiences to motivate and inspire others to consider a career in care. The role of a WeCare Ambassador is to raise the profile of the social care and early years sector. […]

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16 March 2021

World Social Work Day

Today is World Social Work Day! Social services help hold communities in Wales together. But what does it involve, and who does it help? Social services exist to provide support that’s focused on improving the well-being of families, children, adults and carers. Though the role of social services is complex and varied, it is underpinned […]

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25 January 2021

Carers Wales Virtual Wellbeing Day

Carers Wales have announced their very first virtual wellbeing day. On 29 January, they are hosting a full day of activities to support the mindfulness and wellbeing of unpaid carers. The day will look like this: 10.00-11.20am – Mindfulness 11.30am-12.50pm – Managing your mind 1.00-2.20pm – Laughing Yoga – suitable for all ages and abilities […]

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14 January 2021

New TV adverts shine a light on the Early Years and Childcare sector

The WeCare Wales campaign has produced two new TV adverts to shine a light on the positive impact the Early Years and Childcare sector has on children’s learning and development. The ads have been produced in both Welsh and English, and feature Tracey Jones and Sam Tanner, Nursery Manager and Deputy Manager of Hollies Daycare […]

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30 November 2020

New online resource helps social care job applicants stand out

Today (30 November) a new national resource has been launched in Wales on the WeCare.Wales website. The resource helps jobseekers improve their employability as well as helping employers identify people most suited to working in social care roles. The new resource is available on the website of WeCare Wales (WeCare.wales),  a campaign that aims to […]

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22 November 2020

WeCare Wales Week: Day seven – Celebrating our carers!

This week we have highlighted some stories about the exceptional carers we have here in Wales. Here, we celebrate our workforce and thank them for their commitment, kindness and care.

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21 November 2020

WeCare Wales Week: Day six – in the community

There are a range of caring roles available in the community, offering opportunities for career development working with children and adults. There are many routes into working in the care sector. Here, we share stories from people that have joined the care sector from retail, health and criminology, as well as sharing how they have […]

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20 November 2020

WeCare Wales Week: Day five – Care Homes

Care homes, also known as residential care homes, are where adults can live with the extra care and support they might need. They aim to create a homely and welcoming environment for their residents, their family and friends, and staff. In addition to accommodation, they offer a wide range of activities for residents to enjoy, […]

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19 November 2020

WeCare Wales Week: Day four – Social Services

Social services exist to provide support that’s focused on improving the well-being of families, children, adults and carers. Social workers are fully qualified. They’re trained in giving support which can help people make changes and solve personal and social problems. Here, we share stories from some of the amazing people working in social services across […]

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