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BIRTHDAY WISHES

The 29th November is always fun in our office as both our Registered Manager, Amelia and our Finance Manager Mathew celebrate their birthday on the same day. Birthday cake is always a must!

This year however the 29th falls on the weekend so..
WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH A VERY HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY TO AMELIA AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATHEW.

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS BOTH!
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BIRTHDAY WISHES

The 29th November is always fun in our office as both our Registered Manager, Amelia and our Finance Manager Mathew celebrate their birthday on the same day. Birthday cake is always a must!

This year however the 29th falls on the weekend so..
WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH A VERY HAPPY 50TH BIRTHDAY TO AMELIA AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY MATHEW. 

WE HOPE YOU ENJOY YOUR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS BOTH!

THE DEADLINE FOR FOOD BANK DONATIONS IS NEXT WEEK

Time is pressing on but you still have time to make a donation before we take our goodies to the foodbank. You can donate essential items (see details below), by dropping them into the office. No matter how small the donation, every item donated makes a difference.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS REQUIRED
Any tinned products, Dried pasta/rice, Cooking sauces, Cereals, Tea/coffee, Sugar, sweets and chocolates.

THANK YOU

www.facebook.com/aprilcarebridgend/posts/3865494476818081FOOD DONATIONS FOR OUR FOOD BANK

We thought we would share the progress we are making. We have had such a fantastic response and shows of kindness. People are continuing to donate food and money. Everyone has really stepped up and we want to say A BIG THANK YOU.

The fact that people are still considering how to support their local food banks during this time is a credit to the welsh public.

PLEASE KEEP DONATING, YOUR DONATIONS ARE NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER.
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THE DEADLINE FOR FOOD BANK DONATIONS IS NEXT WEEK

Time is pressing on but you still have time to make a donation before we take our goodies to the foodbank. You can donate essential items (see details below), by dropping them into the office. No matter how small the donation, every item donated makes a difference.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS REQUIRED
Any tinned products, Dried pasta/rice, Cooking sauces, Cereals, Tea/coffee, Sugar, sweets and chocolates.

THANK YOU

https://www.facebook.com/aprilcarebridgend/posts/3865494476818081

Alzheimer's Society Elf Day – We are on board!

ELF DAY is all about dressing up to raise money for people affected by dementia. Our chosen date is FRIDAY 4TH DECEMBER. The team will be ELVING UP and getting involved. We really hope you can join us. All you need to do is dress up at home, school or at work and collect donations for Alzheimer's Society using the donation button to make your donation.

AND DO NOT FORGET TO SEND IN YOUR FUNNY ELFIES. We would love to see you all elved up and having fun.

Please please like and share our page.
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Alzheimers Society Elf Day – We are on board!

ELF DAY is all about dressing up to raise money for people affected by dementia. Our chosen date is FRIDAY 4TH DECEMBER. The team will be ELVING UP and getting involved. We really hope you can join us. All you need to do is dress up at home, school or at work and collect donations for Alzheimers Society using the donation button to make your donation.

AND DO NOT FORGET TO SEND IN YOUR FUNNY ELFIES. We would love to see you all elved up and having fun.

Please please like and share our page.

FOOD DONATIONS FOR OUR FOOD BANK

We thought we would share the progress we are making. We have had such a fantastic response and shows of kindness. People are continuing to donate food and money. Everyone has really stepped up and we want to say A BIG THANK YOU.

The fact that people are still considering how to support their local food banks during this time is a credit to the welsh public.

PLEASE KEEP DONATING, YOUR DONATIONS ARE NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER.
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FOOD DONATIONS FOR OUR FOOD BANK
 
We thought we would share the progress we are making. We have had such a fantastic response and shows of kindness. People are continuing to donate food and money. Everyone has really stepped up and we want to say A BIG THANK YOU.

The fact that people are still considering how to support their local food banks during this time is a credit to the welsh public.

PLEASE KEEP DONATING, YOUR DONATIONS ARE NEEDED NOW MORE THAN EVER.

Food donations are now being taken for Taff-Ely Foodbank at Bethel Baptist Church, Heol Miskin, Pontyclun.

WE WILL MATCH EVERY DONATION!

CASH DONATIONS are also welcome and will be converted into food items. You can donate via link: www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

If you have any essential items (see details below), then drop them into the office. We will be delivering them to the food bank in December.

A BIT ABOUT FOOD BANKS:
UK food bank use is still at record levels as hunger remains a major concern for local low income families.

HOW A FOOD BANK WORKS
• Food is donated by individuals, schools, businesses and churches ready for distribution
• Front line professional care workers, health visitors, charities, social services help to issue clients vouchers
• Clients can exchange vouchers for 3 -5 days of nutritionally balanced emergency food
• Clients collect food from local distribution centres, where they can also find a safe place to chat over a hot drink and snack, they can also receive signposting to a range of support services.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS REQUIRED
Tinned products, Dried pasta/rice, Cooking sauces, Cereals, Tea/coffee, Sugar, sweets and chocolates.

THANK YOU
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Congratulations Debra Hooper you are the the winner of the £20 voucher with the most likes on your Halloween competition entry 😀

Watch this space for future competitions and a chance to win prizes.

www.facebook.com/aprilcarebridgend/posts/3826146077419588HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

We hope your having a Spooktacular Halloween and would love to see pictures of your jack-o'-lantern’s and your families fancy dress horrors!

The pic with the most likes will win a £20 voucher.

Like, comment, share and post your pics to be in with a chance to win.
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Congratulations Debra Hooper you are the the winner of the £20 voucher with the most likes on your Halloween competition entry 😀

Watch this space for future competitions and a chance to win prizes.

https://www.facebook.com/aprilcarebridgend/posts/3826146077419588

HALLOWEEN COMPETITION REMINDER

There's still time to enter our Halloween competition. The winner will be announced on Thursday.

POST YOUR PICS NOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN

www.facebook.com/aprilcarebridgend/posts/3826146077419588HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

We hope your having a Spooktacular Halloween and would love to see pictures of your jack-o'-lantern’s and your families fancy dress horrors!

The pic with the most likes will win a £20 voucher.

Like, comment, share and post your pics to be in with a chance to win.
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HALLOWEEN COMPETITION REMINDER

Theres still time to enter our Halloween competition. The winner will be announced on Thursday.

POST YOUR PICS NOW FOR A CHANCE TO WIN

https://www.facebook.com/aprilcarebridgend/posts/3826146077419588

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

We hope your having a Spooktacular Halloween and would love to see pictures of your jack-o'-lantern’s and your families fancy dress horrors!

The pic with the most likes will win a £20 voucher.

Like, comment, share and post your pics to be in with a chance to win.
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

We hope your having a Spooktacular Halloween and would love to see pictures of your jack-o-lantern’s and your families fancy dress horrors!

The pic with the most likes will win a £20 voucher. 

Like, comment, share and post your pics to be in with a chance to win.

A BIG THANKYOU!

We would like to thank everyone who helped us raise awareness of breast cancer this month. April appreciates the support you have shown us by sharing awareness and fundraising.

We are pleased to announce a total of £131.00 has been raised and donated.

Thank you all for recognizing that the fight against breast cancer continues.

WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US AGAIN IN FUTURE EVENTS – WATCH THIS SPACE.
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A BIG THANKYOU! 

We would like to thank everyone who helped us raise awareness of breast cancer this month. April appreciates the support you have shown us by sharing awareness and fundraising.  

We are pleased to announce a total of £131.00 has been raised and donated.  

Thank you all for recognizing that the fight against breast cancer continues.

WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US AGAIN IN FUTURE EVENTS – WATCH THIS SPACE.

CONGRATULATIONS SAM

We would like to congratulate our HCA Samantha Roberts and her partner Ben on the birth of their beautiful daughter Arya-Rose. Arya-Rose was born on the 8th October at 2.00am, weighing a healthy 7lb 10oz.

Sam was due to start fertility treatment but a week before her first session she actually found out she was pregnant.

We have all been looking forward to seeing the photos of little Arya-Rose and here she is. That little girl is going to rule your world.

CONGRATULATIONS FROM TEAM APRIL
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CONGRATULATIONS SAM 

We would like to congratulate our HCA Samantha Roberts and her partner Ben on the birth of their beautiful daughter Arya-Rose. Arya-Rose was born on the 8th October at 2.00am, weighing a healthy 7lb 10oz.  

Sam was due to start fertility treatment but a week before her first session she actually found out she was pregnant. 

We have all been looking forward to seeing the photos of little Arya-Rose and here she is. That little girl is going to rule your world. 

CONGRATULATIONS FROM TEAM APRIL

1 month ago

Beverley Brown

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Tomorrow is 23 October, which means it’s time to take out that pink outfit, and get ready to HELP US raise money for people affected by breast cancer with Breast Cancer Now.

By taking part this year, you’re helping to continue to provide life-changing support to people who need it, and fund world-class research into this devastating disease.

We hope you have an excellent wear it pink day! We can’t wait to hear all about it and see your photos.

Donations can be made via the donate button which will go direct to Breast Cancer Now. By calling to our office foyer and placing a donation in our wear it pink donation box

PLEASE, PLEASE, SUPPORT US BY LIKING, COMMENTING AND SHARING OUR POST THIS EVENING

THANKYOUWEAR IT PINK 2020 IS HERE!

We have some news 😀 We’re so excited to share with you that we’ve set the date for wear it pink 2020 for Breast Cancer Now!

Our Wear it pink will take place on Friday 23 October, and we’re are all so excited to be supporting our very first wear it pink day. There has never been a more vital time to raise money for life-saving breast cancer research and care.

Wear it pink is a great opportunity to do something fun, silly and exciting. It’s an important message and the more exposure and money it generates can only mean positive outcomes for the future. This is our way of letting people with breast cancer know that they’re not on their own, and that there is a large support community out there

We will be raising money and having fun as we do. There are so many ways to wear it pink – from a simple pink bow tie to a fabulous head-to-toe pink unicorn onesie. Please join us by making a donation to wear your pink outfits and let’s see lots of pics of you all in our comments

Donations can be made via the donate button which will go direct to Breast Cancer Now.

PLEASE PLEASE SUPPORT US BY LIKING, COMMENTING AND SHARING OUR POST
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Tomorrow is 23 October, which means it’s time to take out that pink outfit, and get ready to HELP US raise money for people affected by breast cancer with Breast Cancer Now.

By taking part this year, you’re helping to continue to provide life-changing support to people who need it, and fund world-class research into this devastating disease.

We hope you have an excellent wear it pink day! We can’t wait to hear all about it and see your photos.

Donations can be made via the donate button which will go direct to Breast Cancer Now. By calling to our office foyer and placing a donation in our wear it pink donation box

PLEASE, PLEASE, SUPPORT US BY LIKING, COMMENTING AND SHARING OUR POST THIS EVENING

THANKYOU

BRIDGEND AREA COMMUNITY PANTRIES
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BRIDGEND AREA COMMUNITY PANTRIES 
(Data source: Wales NHS)

Food donations are now being taken for Taff-Ely Foodbank at Bethel Baptist Church, Heol Miskin, Pontyclun.

WE WILL MATCH EVERY DONATION!

CASH DONATIONS are also welcome and will be converted into food items. You can donate via link: www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

If you have any essential items (see details below), then drop them into the office. We will be delivering them to the food bank in December.

A BIT ABOUT FOOD BANKS:
UK food bank use is still at record levels as hunger remains a major concern for local low income families.

HOW A FOOD BANK WORKS
• Food is donated by individuals, schools, businesses and churches ready for distribution
• Front line professional care workers, health visitors, charities, social services help to issue clients vouchers
• Clients can exchange vouchers for 3 -5 days of nutritionally balanced emergency food
• Clients collect food from local distribution centres, where they can also find a safe place to chat over a hot drink and snack, they can also receive signposting to a range of support services.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS REQUIRED
Tinned products, Dried pasta/rice, Cooking sauces, Cereals, Tea/coffee, Sugar, sweets and chocolates.

THANK YOU
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Food donations are now being taken for Taff-Ely Foodbank at Bethel Baptist Church, Heol Miskin, Pontyclun. 

WE WILL MATCH EVERY DONATION! 

CASH DONATIONS are also welcome and will be converted into food items. You can donate via link: https://www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

If you have any essential items (see details below), then drop them into the office. We will be delivering them to the food bank in December.

A BIT ABOUT FOOD BANKS:
UK food bank use is still at record levels as hunger remains a major concern for local low income families.

HOW A FOOD BANK WORKS
• Food is donated by individuals, schools, businesses and churches ready for distribution
• Front line professional care workers, health visitors, charities, social services help to issue clients vouchers
• Clients can exchange vouchers for 3 -5 days of nutritionally balanced emergency food
• Clients collect food from local distribution centres, where they can also find a safe place to chat over a hot drink and snack, they can also receive signposting to a range of support services.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS REQUIRED
Tinned products, Dried pasta/rice, Cooking sauces, Cereals, Tea/coffee, Sugar, sweets and chocolates.

THANK YOU

WEAR IT PINK 2020 IS HERE!

We have some news 😀 We’re so excited to share with you that we’ve set the date for wear it pink 2020 for Breast Cancer Now!

Our Wear it pink will take place on Friday 23 October, and we’re are all so excited to be supporting our very first wear it pink day. There has never been a more vital time to raise money for life-saving breast cancer research and care.

Wear it pink is a great opportunity to do something fun, silly and exciting. It’s an important message and the more exposure and money it generates can only mean positive outcomes for the future. This is our way of letting people with breast cancer know that they’re not on their own, and that there is a large support community out there

We will be raising money and having fun as we do. There are so many ways to wear it pink – from a simple pink bow tie to a fabulous head-to-toe pink unicorn onesie. Please join us by making a donation to wear your pink outfits and let’s see lots of pics of you all in our comments

Donations can be made via the donate button which will go direct to Breast Cancer Now.

PLEASE PLEASE SUPPORT US BY LIKING, COMMENTING AND SHARING OUR POST
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WEAR IT PINK 2020 IS HERE! 

We have some news 😀 We’re so excited to share with you that we’ve set the date for wear it pink 2020 for Breast Cancer Now!  

Our Wear it pink will take place on Friday 23 October, and we’re are all so excited to be supporting our very first wear it pink day. There has never been a more vital time to raise money for life-saving breast cancer research and care.

Wear it pink is a great opportunity to do something fun, silly and exciting. It’s an important message and the more exposure and money it generates can only mean positive outcomes for the future. This is our way of letting people with breast cancer know that they’re not on their own, and that there is a large support community out there

We will be raising money and having fun as we do. There are so many ways to wear it pink – from a simple pink bow tie to a fabulous head-to-toe pink unicorn onesie. Please join us by making a donation to wear your pink outfits and let’s see lots of pics of you all in our comments

Donations can be made via the donate button which will go direct to Breast Cancer Now.

PLEASE  PLEASE SUPPORT US BY LIKING, COMMENTING AND SHARING OUR POST

We are looking for a part-time dedicated Health Care Assistant who has at least 2 years’ experience to join our team.

Contact us on 01656 863963 or message us here if you are interested in the role.
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We are looking for a part-time dedicated Health Care Assistant who has at least 2 years’ experience to join our team. 

Contact us on 01656 863963 or message us here if you are interested in the role.

MACMILLAN OPEN DAY: COMPETITION WINNER.

Congratulations to HCA Maggie Jones, your guess was the closest! There were 937 sprinkles on Colin the Caterpillar and your guess of 911 was pretty close.

We hope you enjoy your prize 😁
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MACMILLAN OPEN DAY: COMPETITION WINNER.

Congratulations to HCA Maggie Jones, your guess was the closest! There were 937 sprinkles on Colin the Caterpillar and your guess of 911 was pretty close.

We hope you enjoy your prize 😁

MACMILLAN OPEN DAY

Despite not having our usual array of delicious cakes to take around Pencoed to sell to the public and local business', we still managed to Raise £169 for Macmillan.

Thanks to all who donated. Its going to a special cause.
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WALES LOCAL LOCKDOWNS – This weekend another 3 counties go into lockdown restrictions as cases grow – and with them come rules as set out in the image. The more people that flout these restrictions, the more likely the government is to impose more.

IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONES WE ASK THAT YOU FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES ASKED and use the proactive measures that are in place now, continue with your hygiene practices, adhere to physical distancing measures, wear your facemasks this will decrease spread and number of cases of COVID-19 across our community.

KEEP SAFE, KEEP WELL AND PROTECT YOUR LOVED ONES
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WALES LOCAL LOCKDOWNS – This weekend another 3 counties go into lockdown restrictions as cases grow – and with them come rules as set out in the image.  The more people that flout these restrictions, the more likely the government is to impose more.

IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR LOVED ONES WE ASK THAT YOU FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES ASKED and use the proactive measures that are in place now, continue with your hygiene practices, adhere to physical distancing measures, wear your facemasks this will decrease spread and number of cases of COVID-19 across our community. 

KEEP SAFE, KEEP WELL AND PROTECT YOUR LOVED ONES

MCMILLAN COFFEE DAY IS UPON US

PLEASE JOIN US IN OUR FUNDRAISING ENDEAVOURS
THIS IS HOW YOU CAN HELP

Participate By donating £2 via our PayPal and have a go at ‘COLINS CONUNDRUM’ competition on our face book site.by guessing how many sprinkles are on the Colin the Caterpillar cake link paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend, leaving your guess in the ‘Add a note’ section of your payment. No matter how small every donation counts. The closest guess will receive a prize!

If you’re passing please feel free to contribute into our DONATION BOX situated at the entrance of our doorway.

WE WILL VERY MUCH MISS OUR WONDERFUL CAKES THIS YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR
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MCMILLAN COFFEE DAY IS UPON US

PLEASE JOIN US IN OUR FUNDRAISING ENDEAVOURS
THIS IS HOW YOU CAN HELP

Participate By donating £2 via our PayPal and have a go at ‘COLINS CONUNDRUM’ competition on our face book site.by guessing how many sprinkles are on the Colin the Caterpillar cake link paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend, leaving your guess in the ‘Add a note’ section of your payment. No matter how small every donation counts. The closest guess will receive a prize!

If you’re passing please feel free to contribute into our DONATION BOX situated at the entrance of our doorway.

WE WILL VERY MUCH MISS OUR WONDERFUL CAKES THIS YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEARImage attachment

April has been providing expert, quality care since 1996 in Bridgend, The Vale, Neath & Port Talbot and Swansea.

From 1/2 hour calls to 24/7, social calls to palliative care, you can rely on us to meet and exceed your expectations.

Call or email to discuss your individual requirements ~ we'll be pleased to help!
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2 months ago

Sue Potter

Not one person expected.Covid 19 to happen as it has, but it sure hit us all and still is. Carers was never recognized until this happened, we never got the respect in the job we do everyday of the week looking after our clients, we all pulled together. April care made sure we all stayed safe with all the ppe. For our hard work and appreciation they awarded all the care staff with a fantastic bonus thank you. Amelia. Yvette. Mat. who work hard in the office. Also to the owner of April care. Debra Hooper ... See MoreSee Less

SOME BAD NEWS – Because of uncertainty during COVID 19, we have made the decision to cancel our annual Macmillan coffee morning this year. 😥

However, we still hope you will join us in our fundraising endeavours by participating in the Macmillan’s coffee morning ‘COLINS CONUNDRUM’ competition.

You can participate by guessing how many sprinkles are on the Colin the Caterpillar cake By donating £2 via our PayPal link paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend, leaving your guess in the ‘Add a note’ section of your payment. No matter how small every donation counts.

The closest guess will receive a prize!

We will also be putting our DONATION BOX at the entrance of our doorway, so if you’re passing please feel free to contribute.

WE WILL VERY MUCH MISS OUR WONDERFUL CAKES THIS YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR
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SOME BAD NEWS – Because of uncertainty during COVID 19, we have made the decision to cancel our annual Macmillan coffee morning this year. 😥

However, we still hope you will join us in our fundraising endeavours by participating in the Macmillan’s coffee morning ‘COLINS CONUNDRUM’ competition.

You can participate by guessing how many sprinkles are on the Colin the Caterpillar cake By donating £2 via our PayPal link paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend, leaving your guess in the ‘Add a note’ section of your payment. No matter how small every donation counts. 

The closest guess will receive a prize!

We will also be putting our DONATION BOX at the entrance of our doorway, so if you’re passing please feel free to contribute. 

WE WILL VERY MUCH MISS OUR WONDERFUL CAKES THIS YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEARImage attachment

We are still looking for a female full time/part-time dedicated Health Care Assistant who has at least 2 years’ experience to join our team. Hours between 10-2 and 5-9 in the Barry area.

Your role will be to support an individual with MS.

THIS POST IS SUITABLE FOR A NON DRIVER LIVING IN THE BARRY AREA, AND FOR MUMS AS IT IS WORKING WITHIN SCHOOL HOURS.

WE POLITELY REQUEST THAT ONLY GENUINE APPLICANTS APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

With excellent incentives and also in house award recognition.

You will receive Comprehensive Induction and training

Bonus Scheme.
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3 months ago

Megan Tweddle

I've loved my job since the day I started. The staff are amazing and the clients are too! Working throughout lockdown was a frightening time but everyone in the office was so supportive, not only by providing extra PPE and ensuring we were clear on all guidelines, but being available to discuss any concerns at anytime. As a 'thank you' for working throughout COVID, the office have given us an in-house bonus (not the scheduled government payment). I couldn't be more grateful. I love my job anyway but it's always nice to feel appreciated! September can only mean one thing for me - back to university!! With my bonus I was able to treat myself to a nice new office chair, ready to support me during all of my homework! I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Deb, Amelia, Yvette, Mair and Mat for all of your kindness and support! ... See MoreSee Less

Ive loved my job since the day I started. The staff are amazing and the clients are too! Working throughout lockdown was a frightening time but everyone in the office was so supportive, not only by providing extra PPE and ensuring we were clear on all guidelines, but being available to discuss any concerns at anytime. As a thank you for working throughout COVID, the office have given us an in-house bonus (not the scheduled government payment). I couldnt be more grateful. I love my job anyway but its always nice to feel appreciated! September can only mean one thing for me - back to university!! With my bonus I was able to treat myself to a nice new office chair, ready to support me during all of my homework! I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU to Deb, Amelia, Yvette, Mair and Mat for all of your kindness and support!

We are still looking for a female full time/part-time dedicated Health Care Assistant who has at least 2 years’ experience to join our team. Hours between 10-2 and 5-9 in the Barry area.

Your role will be to support an individual with MS.

THIS POST IS SUITABLE FOR A NON DRIVER LIVING IN THE BARRY AREA, AND FOR MUMS AS IT IS WORKING WITHIN SCHOOL HOURS.

WE POLITELY REQUEST THAT ONLY GENUINE APPLICANTS APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

With excellent incentives and also in house award recognition.

You will receive Comprehensive Induction and training

Bonus Scheme.

Job Type: Part-time/Full-time

Salary: £8.85 weekday to £10.00 per hour on weekends.

CONTACT 01656 863963 TO DISCUSS
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We are still looking for a female full time/part-time dedicated Health Care Assistant who has at least 2 years’ experience to join our team. Hours between 10-2 and 5-9 in the Barry area. 

Your role will be to support an individual with MS.

THIS POST IS SUITABLE FOR A NON DRIVER LIVING IN THE BARRY AREA, AND FOR MUMS AS IT IS WORKING WITHIN SCHOOL HOURS.

WE POLITELY REQUEST THAT ONLY GENUINE APPLICANTS  APPLY FOR THIS POSITION 

With excellent incentives and also in house award recognition.

You will receive Comprehensive Induction and training

Bonus Scheme.

Job Type: Part-time/Full-time

Salary: £8.85 weekday to £10.00 per hour on weekends.

CONTACT 01656 863963 TO DISCUSS

Good news for all qualifying staff!

The Welsh Government announced earlier this year that a £500 special payment would be paid to Social Care staff who heroically worked through the initial stages of the Covid Pandemic. (and continue to do so!)

Acting on behalf of the Welsh Government, we are pleased confirm that the payment will be made to qualifying staff in with their next wages.

For more information on the special payment visit gov.wales/social-care-workforce-special-payment-scheme#section-47873

Well done to all staff, it's well deserved! 👏👏👏
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Good news for all qualifying staff! 

The Welsh Government announced earlier this year that a £500 special payment would be paid to Social Care staff who heroically worked through the initial stages of the Covid Pandemic. (and continue to do so!)

Acting on behalf of the Welsh Government, we are pleased confirm that the payment will be made to qualifying staff in with their next wages.

For more information on the special payment visit https://gov.wales/social-care-workforce-special-payment-scheme#section-47873

Well done to all staff, its well deserved! 👏👏👏

URGENTLY REQUIRED - We are looking for 2 part-time dedicated Health Care Assistants to JOB SHARE on a weekend on/weekend off basis. At least 2 years’ experience in health and social care is required. The Candidate should possess full mandatory training, Epilepsy training would be advantageous, and possibly have an up to date portable DBS to allow for an immediate start

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS WEEKEND WORK. Hours are Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 10am.-3pm and you will be required to cover annual leave .

ESSENTIAL - MUST BE DRIVER WITH OWN CAR

With excellent incentives and also in house award recognition.

Good rates of pay – Weekdays £8.85 per hour, Weekend £10.00 per hour

We offer Business mileage to take our client out into the community and this is paid at 40p per mile. (tax free payment)

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE THE REQUIRED CREDENTIALS

Telephone Monday to Friday 01656 863963 (office hours) to discuss or apply via Facebook.
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URGENTLY REQUIRED - We are looking for 2 part-time dedicated Health Care Assistants to JOB SHARE on a weekend on/weekend off basis. At least 2 years’ experience in health and social care is required. The Candidate should possess full mandatory training, Epilepsy training would be advantageous, and possibly have an up to date portable DBS to allow for an immediate start 

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS WEEKEND WORK. Hours are Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 10am.-3pm and you will be required to cover annual leave .

ESSENTIAL - MUST BE DRIVER WITH OWN CAR

With excellent incentives and also in house award recognition.

Good rates of pay – Weekdays £8.85 per hour,  Weekend £10.00 per hour

We offer Business mileage to take our client out into the community and this is paid at 40p per mile.  (tax free payment)

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE THE REQUIRED CREDENTIALS 

Telephone Monday to Friday 01656 863963 (office hours) to discuss or apply via Facebook.

OUR CARER FOR THIS QUARTER IS EMILY NEEDS.

Emily has duly earned this award because of her willingness to always help us out, not only that, she has shown initiative in problem solving and is not afraid to put ideas forward.

Emily quoted "I have been working in The care sector for 7 years now and I really do enjoy making a difference to other people’s lives by helping them to keep as much independence as possible, especially in their own homes. Since joining April last September it has been nice to be part of a team that works together and also to be recognised for the hard work that is put in to giving Individuals the standard of care and support that is required”.

Thank you Emily for your lovely words and really well done!

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OUR CARER FOR THIS QUARTER IS EMILY NEEDS.  

Emily has duly earned this award because of her willingness to always help us out, not only that, she has shown initiative in problem solving and is not afraid to put ideas forward. 

Emily quoted I have been working in The care sector for 7 years now and I really do enjoy making a difference to other people’s lives by helping them to keep as much independence as possible, especially in their own homes. Since joining April last September it has been nice to be part of a team that works together and also to be recognised for the hard work that is put in to giving Individuals the standard of care and support that is required”.  

Thank you Emily for your lovely words and really well done!

FROM ALL AT APRIL

Macmillan Coffee Morning - Friday 25th September.

Have we all developed expert baking skills after being confined to indoors recently? Lets find out..

This years event will be a socially distant event. Further details to follow closer to the time.
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Macmillan Coffee Morning - Friday 25th September. 

Have we all developed expert baking skills after being confined to indoors recently? Lets find out..

This years event will be a socially distant event. Further details to follow closer to the time.

We would like to offer A WARM WELCOME BACK to our Clients and family members who have been shielding since March.

We are so pleased you have decided to return to April and the staff are looking forward to welcoming you back.

We understand that this can be an anxious time and if you are worried about your shielding ending here are some useful numbers of where you can find support

If you need to speak to someone, the CALL Helpline provides confidential listening and emotional support in Wales, 24 hours a day – call 0800 132 737 or visit www.callhelpline.org.uk/

Older people, their family, friends, carers, or professionals can also contact Age Cymru’s Advice Line on 08000 223 444

If you are concerned about staff visits and wish to discuss personally, Please contact us on 01656 863963
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We would like to offer A WARM WELCOME BACK to our Clients and family members who have been shielding since March.  

We are so pleased you have decided to return to April and the staff are looking forward to welcoming you back.  

We understand that this can be an anxious time and if you are worried about your shielding ending here are some useful numbers of where you can find support  

If you need to speak to someone, the CALL Helpline provides confidential listening and emotional support in Wales, 24 hours a day – call 0800 132 737 or visit www.callhelpline.org.uk/

Older people, their family, friends, carers, or professionals can also contact Age Cymru’s Advice Line on 08000 223 444

If you are concerned about staff visits and wish to discuss personally, Please contact us on 01656 863963

Come and join our friendly, professional team! Care Support Worker Barry area with minimum 2 years experience needed. Regular hours 10-2 and 5-9, 7 days a week. We are looking for an enthusiastic, female carer to join existing team with full or part time hours on offer for a lady with MS. In return, we offer a competitive salary of £8.85 + evening and weekend enhancements, pension, 6 weeks paid holiday and bonus scheme. PM or ring Amelia 01656 863963 (office hours) for more details. Give us a try - you won't regret it! ... See MoreSee Less

Come and join our friendly, professional team! Care Support Worker Barry area with minimum 2 years experience needed. Regular hours 10-2 and 5-9, 7 days a week. We are looking for an enthusiastic, female carer to join existing team with full or part time hours on offer for a lady with MS. In return, we offer a competitive salary of £8.85 + evening and weekend enhancements, pension, 6 weeks paid holiday and bonus scheme. PM or ring Amelia 01656 863963 (office hours) for more details. Give us a try - you wont regret it!

Many congratulations to our HCA Nicola Holton and Ryan on the birth of their first child, Matthew Anthony Holton Davies. This bonny boy was born at the Heath on 1st Aug, 5.48am, 6lb 12oz. 🧸💝🥳 ... See MoreSee Less

Many congratulations to our HCA Nicola Holton and Ryan on the birth of their first child, Matthew Anthony Holton Davies. This bonny boy was born at the Heath on 1st Aug, 5.48am, 6lb 12oz. 🧸💝🥳

We are delighted to welcome Chloe Dunworth to our team of Health Care Support Workers. If you are interested in a career in care don't hesitate to contact us. This is what Chloe had to say having made the first step to fulfil her ambitions:
After 10 years of working in retail I decided it was time for a change and start a career in something I've always wanted to do. Care is always something I had seen myself doing as I love to help and care for others, I'd never had the opportunity to pursue a career in care until I found April. I've only been with the company around 2 weeks so I'm still very new to the role but I could tell from my 1st shadow shift how much I'm going to enjoy working with April.

We offer apprentice-style opportunities for newcomers, training and a truly supportive management team so what are you waiting for? All we require are motivated, enthusiastic people with a genuine wish to care. Male, female, young or mature - there are no barriers to a future in care! 🥰
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We are delighted to welcome Chloe Dunworth to our team of Health Care Support Workers. If you are interested in a career in care dont hesitate to contact us. This is what Chloe had to say having made the first step to fulfil her ambitions:
After 10 years of working in retail I decided it was time for a change and start a career in something Ive always wanted to do. Care is always something I had seen myself doing as I love to help and care for others, Id never had the opportunity to pursue a career in care until I found April. Ive only been with the company around 2 weeks so Im still very new to the role but I could tell from my 1st shadow shift how much Im going to enjoy working with April.

We offer apprentice-style opportunities for newcomers, training and a truly supportive management team so what are you waiting for? All we require are motivated, enthusiastic people with a genuine wish to care. Male, female, young or mature - there are no barriers to a future in care!  🥰

We are still looking for a female full time/part-time dedicated Health Care Assistant who has at least 2 years’ experience to join our team. Hours between 10-2 and 5-9 in the Barry area. Your role will be to support an individual with MS.

THIS POST IS SUITABLE FOR A NON DRIVER LIVING IN THE BARRY AREA, AND FOR MUMS AS IT IS WORKING WITHIN SCHOOL HOURS

With excellent incentives and also in house award recognition.

You will receive Comprehensive Induction and training

Bonus Scheme.

Job Type: Part-time/Full-time

Salary: £8.85 weekday to £10.00 per hour on weekends.

CONTACT 01656 863963 TO DISCUSS
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We are still looking for a female full time/part-time dedicated Health Care Assistant who has at least 2 years’ experience to join our team. Hours between 10-2 and 5-9 in the Barry area. Your role will be to support an individual with MS. 

THIS POST IS SUITABLE FOR A NON DRIVER LIVING IN THE BARRY AREA, AND FOR MUMS AS IT IS WORKING WITHIN SCHOOL HOURS

With excellent incentives and also in house award recognition.

You will receive Comprehensive Induction and training

Bonus Scheme.

Job Type: Part-time/Full-time

Salary: £8.85 weekday to £10.00 per hour on weekends.

CONTACT 01656 863963 TO DISCUSS

Changes to isolation period for COVID-19
Updated 30 July 2020

• From today (30 July) people who have tested positive for coronavirus will have to self-isolate for 10 days instead of 7 days. The 10 day period starts from the day symptoms start, or if asymptomatic from the day a test is taken. As before a test should be arranged within 5 days of symptoms starting. This will also apply to health and social care workers.
• This change is based on evidence that there is potential for the virus to be transmitted beyond 7 days after symptoms start.
• Anyone who continues to be unwell or suffer from vomiting, breathlessness or fatigue after 7 days of first showing symptoms of coronavirus should contact 111 or their GP.
• Those who were self-isolating before Thursday 30 July do not need to continue to day 10, unless they are still experiencing relevant symptoms on day 7.
• The 14-day isolation period for contacts of cases remains unchanged. We continue to keep all evidence under review.
• The exception to the 10 day rule is for hospital patients and care home residents where a 14 day isolation period applies. This is in line with the current guidance for those admitted or diagnosed in care homes and for those admitted to or diagnosed in hospital who required critical care or are severely immunocompromised. The 14 day isolation rule will now also apply to anyone admitted to or diagnosed in hospital, to make the guidance clearer and more operational.

Summary of position as a result of UK CMOs advice to change isolation period for COVID-19

Self-isolation for general public and key workers

• Self-isolation period for people with symptoms (including health care workers and other key workers) – 10 days self-isolation from day of onset of symptoms (and as before a test should be arranged within 5 days of symptoms starting).

• Household contacts of people with symptoms should continue to self-isolate for 14 days – if a household contact develops symptoms during this period then they should self-isolate for 10 days from day of onset of symptoms (and as before a test should be arranged within 5 days of symptoms starting).

• Self-isolation period for people without symptoms but identified as positive by testing/screening (including health care workers and other key workers) – 10 days from day of positive test. If symptoms develop during this 10 day isolation period then they should self-isolate for 10 days from day of onset of symptoms.

• Close contacts of confirmed cases should continue to self-isolate for 14 days – if a close contact of a confirmed case develops symptoms during this period then they should self-isolate for 10 days from day of onset of symptoms (and as before a test should be arranged within 5 days of symptoms starting).
Self-isolation for hospital in-patients and care home residents

• Self-isolation period for symptomatic hospitals inpatients or care home residents – 14 days self-isolation from day of onset of symptoms (this remains the same as previous advice)

• Self-isolation period for hospital inpatients or care home residents without symptoms but identified as positive by testing/screening – 14 days from day of positive test. If symptoms develop during this isolation period then they should self-isolate for 10 days from day of onset of symptoms.
• As is already the case, patients will not be discharged to care homes without a confirmatory negative test.
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Changes to isolation period for COVID-19
Updated 30 July 2020

• From today (30 July) people who have tested positive for coronavirus will have to self-isolate for 10 days instead of 7 days. The 10 day period starts from the day symptoms start, or if asymptomatic from the day a test is taken.  As before a test should be arranged within 5 days of symptoms starting. This will also apply to health and social care workers. 
• This change is based on evidence that there is potential for the virus to be transmitted beyond 7 days after symptoms start. 
• Anyone who continues to be unwell or suffer from vomiting, breathlessness or fatigue after 7 days of first showing symptoms of coronavirus should contact 111 or their GP. 
• Those who were self-isolating before Thursday 30 July do not need to continue to day 10, unless they are still experiencing relevant symptoms on day 7.
• The 14-day isolation period for contacts of cases remains unchanged. We continue to keep all evidence under review.
• The exception to the 10 day rule is for hospital patients and care home residents where a 14 day isolation period applies. This is in line with the current guidance for those admitted or diagnosed in care homes and for those admitted to or diagnosed in hospital who required critical care or are severely immunocompromised. The 14 day isolation rule will now also apply to anyone admitted to or diagnosed in hospital, to make the guidance clearer and more operational. 

Summary of position as a result of UK CMOs advice to change isolation period for COVID-19

Self-isolation for general public and key workers

• Self-isolation period for people with symptoms (including health care workers and other key workers) – 10 days self-isolation from day of onset of symptoms (and as before a test should be arranged within 5 days of symptoms starting).

• Household contacts of people with symptoms should continue to self-isolate for 14 days – if a household contact develops symptoms during this period then they should self-isolate for 10 days from day of onset of symptoms (and as before a test should be arranged within 5 days of symptoms starting).

• Self-isolation period for people without symptoms but identified as positive by testing/screening (including health care workers and other key workers) – 10 days from day of positive test. If symptoms develop during this 10 day isolation period then they should self-isolate for 10 days from day of onset of symptoms.

• Close contacts of confirmed cases should continue to self-isolate for 14 days – if a close contact of a confirmed case develops symptoms during this period then they should self-isolate for 10 days from day of onset of symptoms (and as before a test should be arranged within 5 days of symptoms starting).
Self-isolation for hospital in-patients and care home residents

• Self-isolation period for symptomatic hospitals inpatients or care home residents – 14 days self-isolation from day of onset of symptoms (this remains the same as previous advice)

• Self-isolation period for hospital inpatients or care home residents without symptoms but identified as positive by testing/screening – 14 days from day of positive test. If symptoms develop during this isolation period then they should self-isolate for 10 days from day of onset of symptoms. 
• As is already the case, patients will not be discharged to care homes without a confirmatory negative test.

April has been providing expert, quality care since 1996 in Bridgend, The Vale, Neath & Port Talbot and Swansea.

From 1/2 hour calls to 24/7, social calls to palliative care, you can rely on us to meet and exceed your expectations.

Call or email to discuss your individual requirements ~ we'll be pleased to help!
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DELIVERY OF VISORS

Local Company FORD of Bridgend along with Huw Irranca-Davies have shown their support to Aprils front-line care staff by delivering visors to our office personally. It was not only the delivery that we are thankful for, but also the reassurance that if we require any more to make contact.

We continue to provide an invaluable service to the most vulnerable during the outbreak. Even though we are now receiving some limited deliveries of stock, we are grateful for this generous local response.

This is a fantastic example of community spirit and the strong business connections within the Borough, everyone has pulled together to make a real difference at this challenging time.

STAY WELL, STAY SAFE.
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DELIVERY OF VISORS 

Local Company FORD of Bridgend along with Huw Irranca-Davies have shown their support to Aprils front-line care staff by delivering visors to our office personally. It was not only the delivery that we are thankful for, but also the reassurance that if we require any more to make contact. 

We continue to provide an invaluable service to the most vulnerable during the outbreak. Even though we are now receiving some limited deliveries of stock, we are grateful for this generous local response. 

This is a fantastic example of community spirit and the strong business connections within the Borough, everyone has pulled together to make a real difference at this challenging time.

STAY WELL, STAY SAFE.

We are currently looking for a female dedicated Health Care Assistant who has at least 2 years experience and a QCF level 2-3 in health and social care to join our team.

Part or full time hours available in the Barry area to work with a domiciliary care client.

If this is you, then contact us for your application to be considered for this role.
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We are currently looking for a female dedicated Health Care Assistant who has at least 2 years experience and a QCF level 2-3 in health and social care to join our team. 

Part or full time hours available in the Barry area to work with a domiciliary care client.

If this is you, then contact us for your application to be considered for this role.

This is me

April will be supporting the local authority Bridgend County Borough Council, the “This is me” campaign by introducing this simple leaflet to our clients/family members receiving professional care who are living with dementia.

We will be using 'This is me' to record details about a person who can't easily share information about themselves. It will be used to record a person’s cultural and family background, important events, people and places from their life, their preferences and routines. We will be liaising with family members and professional bodies to gather information, making sure it is reviewed regularly. This tool will support emergency services who more often than not only have minimal information about the person they are treating.

APRIL ARE HAPPY TO BE ON BOARD
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We are currently looking for a female dedicated Health Care Assistant who has at least 2 years experience to join our team. Must be a driver.

You will require a QCF level 2-3 in health and social care and be able to work 2 – 3 waking nights.

If this is you, then contact us urgently for your application to be considered for this role.
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We are currently looking for a female dedicated Health Care Assistant who has at least 2 years experience to join our team. Must be a driver.

You will require a QCF level 2-3 in health and social care and be able to work 2 – 3 waking nights.

If this is you, then contact us urgently for your application to be considered for this role.

Congratulations to the winner of our lockdown competition Sadie Davies of the The Blaenogwr

It looks like you have been very busy over the last few months. That newly constructed beer garden will be a nice treat to welcome the locals back next week.

A prize voucher is on its way to you.

Well done Sadie and thanks for your entry.
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Congratulations to the winner of our lockdown competition Sadie Davies of the The Blaenogwr 

It looks like you have been very busy over the last few months. That newly constructed beer garden will be a nice treat to welcome the locals back next week. 

A prize voucher is on its way to you.

Well done Sadie and thanks for your entry.

Competition Update: Our lockdown competition has been extended to midday Thursday.

Share pics of what you have been doing in lockdown for a chance to win a high street voucher.COMPETITION TIME!
WIN A VOUCHER!
Closing date Sunday 5th July.

So.. its been a long 3 months in lock down, with uplifting articles in the media about what people have been getting up to we would like to see pics of your lock down activities!

Have you:
Been Hot Tubbing?
Having BBQ’s?
Getting creative with the kids..
Or in the Kitchen?
What about before and after pics and any DIY transformations?

Post a pic here and the one with the most likes will win a voucher. Don't forget to share this post so your friends can also be in with a chance!
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Competition Update: Our lockdown competition has been extended to midday Thursday.  

Share pics of what you have been doing in lockdown for a chance to win a high street voucher.

ITS NATIONAL PICNIC MONTH 😊 If you enjoy getting out of the house and eating outdoors then July is the month for you, as the whole of this month is National Picnic Month!

There’s something about the summer weather that brings RELAXATION to us all, and what better way to wind down after a busy day/week at work/home than to pack up your picnic basket and head to the outdoors 🙂 .

Sausage rolls and Sarnies, Fresh Fruit and Lemonade, these are the hallmarks of a great meal out of doors. National Picnic Month encourages you to get out and celebrate the warm summer days and find your love and wonder of the outdoors again while enjoying some great food!

BASKETS AT THE READY

Happy National Picnic Month!
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ITS NATIONAL PICNIC MONTH 😊 If you enjoy getting out of the house and eating outdoors then July is the month for you, as the whole of this month is National Picnic Month!

There’s something about the summer weather that brings RELAXATION to us all, and what better way to wind down after a busy day/week at work/home than to pack up your picnic basket and head to the outdoors :) . 

Sausage rolls and Sarnies, Fresh Fruit and Lemonade, these are the hallmarks of a great meal out of doors. National Picnic Month encourages you to get out and celebrate the warm summer days and find your love and wonder of the outdoors again while enjoying some great food! 

BASKETS AT THE READY

Happy National Picnic Month!

The month of July is GOOD CARE AWARENESS MONTH.

This is about celebrating the great work that Carers do. We would like to engage with and inspire people to consider social care as a great career choice and recruit more people to work with us.

We are campaigning to raise the profile of the social care sector and to promote the great career opportunities and progression available to those who choose a career in social care.

We are immensely proud of our workforce and the quality care that is carried out every day. If you have not worked in care and would like to take the next step please contact us.
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The month of July is GOOD CARE AWARENESS MONTH.

This is about celebrating the great work that Carers do. We would like to engage with and inspire people to consider social care as a great career choice and recruit more people to work with us.

We are campaigning to raise the profile of the social care sector and to promote the great career opportunities and progression available to those who choose a career in social care. 

We are immensely proud of our workforce and the quality care that is carried out every day. If you have not worked in care and  would like to take the next step please contact us.

COMPETITION TIME!
WIN A VOUCHER!
Closing date Sunday 5th July.

So.. its been a long 3 months in lock down, with uplifting articles in the media about what people have been getting up to we would like to see pics of your lock down activities!

Have you:
Been Hot Tubbing?
Having BBQ’s?
Getting creative with the kids..
Or in the Kitchen?
What about before and after pics and any DIY transformations?

Post a pic here and the one with the most likes will win a voucher. Don't forget to share this post so your friends can also be in with a chance!
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COMPETITION TIME! 
WIN A VOUCHER! 
Closing date Sunday 5th July.

So.. its been a long 3 months in lock down, with uplifting articles in the media about what people have been getting up to we would like to see pics of your lock down activities!

Have you:
Been Hot Tubbing?
Having BBQ’s?
Getting creative with the kids..
Or in the Kitchen?
What about before and after pics and any DIY transformations?

Post a pic here and the one with the most likes will win a voucher. Dont forget to share this post so your friends can also be in with a chance!

April has been providing expert, quality care since 1996 in Bridgend, The Vale, Neath & Port Talbot and Swansea.

From 1/2 hour calls to 24/7, social calls to palliative care, you can rely on us to meet and exceed your expectations.

Call or email to discuss your individual requirements ~ we'll be pleased to help!
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Cupcake Day 2020 – Sat 13th June 2020

We are going Virtual for the Alzheimer's Society annual Cupcake Day so:

‘’ Dust off your baking bowls, whip out your whisks and get ready to bake a difference - it's time to turn up the heat on dementia. Whilst Cupcake Day might look a little different this year, we’re still calling all bakers to rise to the occasion – where there’s a whisk there’s a way!’’

We would like you all to get baking and post pictures of your delicious creations here, and we will ‘buy’ them off you to virtually enjoy with an imaginary cuppa (with added double cream and chocolate sprinkles.. well its not real! 🙂 yum yum)

If you would like to 'buy' a cupcake, you can make a donation here www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

Alzheimer's Society Alzheimer's Society Cymru
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Cupcake Day 2020 – Sat 13th June 2020 

We are going Virtual for the Alzheimers Society annual Cupcake Day so:

‘’ Dust off your baking bowls, whip out your whisks and get ready to bake a difference - its time to turn up the heat on dementia. Whilst Cupcake Day might look a little different this year, we’re still calling all bakers to rise to the occasion – where there’s a whisk there’s a way!’’

We would like you all to get baking and post pictures of your delicious creations here, and we will ‘buy’ them off you to virtually enjoy with an imaginary cuppa (with added double cream and chocolate sprinkles.. well its not real! :) yum yum)

If you would like to buy a cupcake, you can make a donation here www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

Alzheimers Society Alzheimers Society Cymru

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6 months ago

Sue Potter

I have worked in care for a lot of years now.Care homes, full nursing homes and loved it. I joined. April Care just over 3 years ago. I was a bit dubious at first as I have worked for a agency before and wasn't happy with the way clients and staff was treated. But i got to say. April care is a lovely company to work for, we have a fantastic team. Since the coronavirus our manager has gone out of her way to send all her staff updates, not just staff she is there for all the clients to reassure
there safety as well. ppe is always been priority. THANK YOU APRIL CARE.💙
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Donations have been finalised for Taff-Ely Foodbank. Im sure they will be much appreciated as foodbank use is still very high.

All future donations can be made via www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend
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Donations have been finalised for Taff-Ely Foodbank. Im sure they will be much appreciated as foodbank use is still very high.

All future donations can be made via www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

Our EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER for June 2020 has been awarded to Bethan Jones!

Bethan was nominated by the team because of her considerable bravery in wanting to help support people in their own homes during these unprecedented times.

Bethan said “I made the choice to work in care following my Grandads illness and decided to contact employability Bridgend. There was a Care support providers convention where I met several care providers, and as I am a walker living in Pencoed was a little worried whether anyone would be able to help me. That is where I met you. With the help of Employability and April I was able to complete my training and received mentoring from some lovely staff and my team leader. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity”.

Congratulations Bethan you are a valued member of our team and we must say an absolute natural.
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Our EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER for June 2020 has been awarded to Bethan Jones!

Bethan was nominated by the team because of her considerable bravery in wanting to help support people in their own homes during these unprecedented times.

Bethan said “I made the choice to work in care following my Grandads illness and decided to contact employability Bridgend. There was a Care support providers convention where I met several care providers, and as I am a walker living in Pencoed was a little worried whether anyone would be able to help me.  That is where I met you. With the help of Employability and April I was able to complete my training and received mentoring from some lovely staff and my team leader.  Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity”.

Congratulations Bethan you are a valued member of our team and we must say an absolute natural.

LAST CHANCE TO HELP! The monthly competition has been suspended until the lock-down is lifted. Instead, we intend to donate groceries to our local foodbank Taff-Ely Foodbank. Do you want donate but can't get to shops or get to a drop-off point? Simple - send a money donation to our PayPal account below and not only will we convert it to food but we'll match it! Any amount will be gratefully received and WILL make a difference. Thank you 👏🥚🧀🍗🍲🍱

www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend
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LAST CHANCE TO HELP! The monthly competition has been suspended until the lock-down is lifted. Instead, we intend to donate groceries to our local foodbank Taff-Ely Foodbank. Do you want donate but cant get to shops or get to a drop-off point? Simple - send a money donation to our PayPal account below and not only will we convert it to food but well match it! Any amount will be gratefully received and WILL make a difference. Thank you 👏🥚🧀🍗🍲🍱

https://www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

You may remember from last week, that Mays competition winner Hayley Evans’ daughter Hollie, opted to forgo her high street voucher prize and suggested we could instead buy some colourful plants to brighten up our clients homes.

Well here they are, fresh from EWENNY Garden Centre in Bridgend and already enroute to a select few local clients homes.

Enough to brighten anyone's window 🙂
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You may remember from last week, that Mays competition winner Hayley Evans’ daughter Hollie, opted to forgo her high street voucher prize and suggested we could instead buy some colourful plants to brighten up our clients homes.

Well here they are, fresh from EWENNY Garden Centre in Bridgend and already enroute to a select few local clients homes.

Enough to brighten anyones window :)

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Talk, listen, support and be kind 🤝

Thanks again to all of our entrants in Mays competition to help us to brighten up our rather ordinary, uneventful office window!

As you can see it really does make a difference, and will hopefully now bring some joy to the passers-by.

Our competition winner Hollie and her Mam Hayley, have generously decided that they will forgo the competition prize of a high street voucher, and instead suggested that we can buy some nice colourful plants to help to brighten up our clients homes. What a kind gesture, and currently a work in progress.

More competitions to come so watch this space..
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Thanks again to all of our entrants in Mays competition to help us to brighten up our rather ordinary, uneventful office window!

As you can see it really does make a difference, and will hopefully now bring some joy to the passers-by.

Our competition winner Hollie and her Mam Hayley, have generously decided that they will forgo the competition prize of a high street voucher, and instead suggested that we can buy some nice colourful plants to help to brighten up our clients homes. What a kind gesture, and currently a work in progress.

More competitions to come so watch this space..

Our make a Rainbow picture competition has been won by Hayley Evans with a whopping 68 votes! Send us your details Hayley and your prize will be posted tomorrow! Well done to all those who sent their creations into us - we will display them all in our window with great pride! 🤩🥳😍 ... See MoreSee Less

Our make a Rainbow picture competition has been won by Hayley Evans with a whopping 68 votes! Send us your details Hayley and your prize will be posted tomorrow! Well done to all those who sent their creations into us - we will display them all in our window with great pride! 🤩🥳😍

Only 3 days left to enter our competition! Lots of entrants so far and they all look superb! Well done everybody!

Post your picture here and the one with the most likes will win a £20 high street voucher.COMPETITION TIME
Its uplifting to see the magic that the kids have been bringing to our lives after seeing all of the beautiful, colourful rainbows and thank you’s that are gracing peoples windows. Reminding us that we will get through this pandemic.

HELP!

We think our office window could do with good bit of cheer, but we don’t have any crayons or colouring in pens 🙁

Please post your pictures here for us to print for our window. The picture with the most ‘likes’ will win a £20 high street voucher to spend when its safe to do so!
Closing date is Sunday May 17th so plenty of time to get the art box out! Good Luck. 🍀
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Only 3 days left to enter our competition! Lots of entrants so far and they all look superb! Well done everybody!  

Post your picture here and the one with the most likes will win a £20 high street voucher.

Thank you to the residents of John Street, Nantymoel for sharing photos of their 75 VE Day celebrations. This street party was organised by Andrea Thomas and it looks like everyone had a great time! 🥳🇬🇧🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 ... See MoreSee Less

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COMPETITION TIME
Its uplifting to see the magic that the kids have been bringing to our lives after seeing all of the beautiful, colourful rainbows and thank you’s that are gracing peoples windows. Reminding us that we will get through this pandemic.

HELP!

We think our office window could do with good bit of cheer, but we don’t have any crayons or colouring in pens 🙁

Please post your pictures here for us to print for our window. The picture with the most ‘likes’ will win a £20 high street voucher to spend when its safe to do so!
Closing date is Sunday May 17th so plenty of time to get the art box out! Good Luck. 🍀
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COMPETITION TIME
Its uplifting to see the magic that the kids have been bringing to our lives after seeing all of the beautiful, colourful rainbows and thank you’s that are gracing peoples windows. Reminding us that we will get through this pandemic.

HELP!

We think our office window could do with good bit of cheer, but we don’t have any crayons or colouring in pens  :(

Please post your pictures here for us to print for our window. The picture with the most ‘likes’ will win a £20 high street voucher to spend when its safe to do so!
Closing date is Sunday May 17th so plenty of time to get the art box out! Good Luck. 🍀

We would like to wish a ''Happy 100th Birthday to Captain Tom Moore''
Captain Tom Moore - #makeacardfortom

From all at April Complete Care Solutions xxx
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We would like to wish a Happy 100th Birthday to Captain Tom Moore 
Captain Tom Moore - #makeacardfortom

From all at April Complete Care Solutions xxx

7 months ago

April Complete Care Solutions Ltd

All the team at April would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Bridgend County Borough Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council for supplying us with essential PPE. We are also very grateful to The Britannia (Pencoed) for donating aprons, Serendipity Care And Support for donating face masks and Amazon wishlist for key workers just to say we thankyou x for the tray of bottled water, sweets, biscuits, crisps, cereal bars, pens, catering packs of tea bags, coffee, drinking chocolate and sugar! Your support is really appreciated by our care staff and we thank you. ... See MoreSee Less

All the team at April would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Bridgend County Borough Council and Vale of Glamorgan Council for supplying us with essential PPE. We are also very grateful to The Britannia (Pencoed) for donating aprons, Serendipity Care And Support for donating face masks and Amazon wishlist for key workers just to say we thankyou x for the tray of bottled water, sweets, biscuits, crisps, cereal bars, pens, catering packs of tea bags, coffee, drinking chocolate and sugar! Your support is really appreciated by our care staff and we thank you.Image attachment

Please don't forget that all donations for Taff-Ely Foodbank will be matched by us. Donate now and if you can't donate, SHARE. Thank you 👏

www.facebook.com/aprilcarebridgend/photos/a.673596852674542/3230860450281490/?type=3&theaterThe monthly competition has been suspended until the lock-down is lifted. Instead, we intend to donate groceries to our local foodbank Taff-Ely Foodbank. Do you want donate but can't get to shops or get to a drop-off point? Simple - send a money donation to our PayPal account below and not only will we convert it to food but we'll match it! Any amount will be gratefully received and WILL make a difference. Thank you 👏🥚🧀🍗🍲🍱

www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend
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Please dont forget that all donations for Taff-Ely Foodbank will be matched by us. Donate now and if you cant donate, SHARE. Thank you 👏

https://www.facebook.com/aprilcarebridgend/photos/a.673596852674542/3230860450281490/?type=3&theater

The monthly competition has been suspended until the lock-down is lifted. Instead, we intend to donate groceries to our local foodbank Taff-Ely Foodbank. Do you want donate but can't get to shops or get to a drop-off point? Simple - send a money donation to our PayPal account below and not only will we convert it to food but we'll match it! Any amount will be gratefully received and WILL make a difference. Thank you 👏🥚🧀🍗🍲🍱

www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend
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The monthly competition has been suspended until the lock-down is lifted. Instead, we intend to donate groceries to our local foodbank Taff-Ely Foodbank. Do you want donate but cant get to shops or get to a drop-off point?  Simple - send a money donation to our PayPal account below and not only will we convert it to food but well match it! Any amount will be gratefully received and WILL make a difference.  Thank you 👏🥚🧀🍗🍲🍱

https://www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

Yvette kindly took our collection to Taff-Ely Foodbank on Monday. Now the panic buying seems to be settling as everyone realises there IS ENOUGH for all, PLEASE think about donating some non-perishable goods to your local foodbank. People are in desperate need of help so please donate what you can! PLEASE SHARE TO PROMOTE AWARENESS ~ THANK YOU ☺️☺️☺️ ... See MoreSee Less

Yvette kindly took our collection to Taff-Ely Foodbank on Monday. Now the panic buying seems to be settling as everyone realises there IS ENOUGH for all, PLEASE think about donating some non-perishable goods to your local foodbank. People are in desperate need of help so please donate what you can!  PLEASE SHARE TO PROMOTE AWARENESS ~ THANK YOU ☺️☺️☺️

Sending our best wishes to all those who are staying safe in their homes. These uncertain times are certainly making us all think about what is important in our lives..............stay positive, stay strong and stay safe! ... See MoreSee Less

Sending our best wishes to all those who are staying safe in their homes. These uncertain times are certainly making us all think about what is important in our lives..............stay positive, stay strong and stay safe!

Thanks to the entrants of our March competition 'Guess the Year'.

Unfortunately, there were no correct answers. The correct answer was: 2013.

As there are no winners, we have decided to change the High Street Voucher into non perishable food items for the Taff-Ely Foodbank and add them to the donations which we have already accumulated.

If any one has any pasta or loo roll to spare....................

Thanks to all entrants, and keep an eye out for our next competition!
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It is our highest priority to keep the company operational.

We are focused on the impact the disease is having on our community.

Our staff have been issued with guidance, that If anyone becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature in workplace, they will be sent home and advised to follow the stay at home guidance found here www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Staff have received guidance on social distancing and infection control to protect older people and vulnerable adults

We are working with local authorities to establish plans to ensure that all support calls are attended and we are liaising with our staff on a daily basis to ensure our clients receive their designated calls

PLEASE HELP OUR STAFF STAY SAFE

• If you develop warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately and inform us

• Wash your hands regularly

• The virus that causes COVID-19 may survive for hours or days on a variety of surfaces. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, as well as visibly dirty surfaces.

• Reduced exposure to the virus is especially important for people at higher risk of complications!

• Comply with local social distancing recommendations!
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It is our highest priority to keep the company operational. 

We are focused on the impact the disease is having on our community.  

Our staff have been issued with guidance, that If anyone becomes unwell with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature in workplace, they will be sent home and advised to follow the stay at home guidance found here https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Staff have received guidance on social distancing and infection control to protect older people and vulnerable adults

We are working with local authorities to establish plans to ensure that all support calls are attended and we are liaising with our staff on a daily basis to ensure our clients receive their designated calls 

PLEASE HELP OUR STAFF STAY SAFE

•        If you develop warning signs for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately and inform us 

•         Wash your hands regularly

•         The virus that causes COVID-19 may survive for hours or days on a variety of surfaces. Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, as well as visibly dirty surfaces.

•         Reduced exposure to the virus is especially important for people at higher risk of complications!

•         Comply with local social distancing recommendations!

Dont miss Cupcake day this summer to raise money for Alzheimer's Society Cymru Alzheimer's Society

More information coming soon!
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Dont miss Cupcake day this summer to raise money for Alzheimers Society Cymru Alzheimers Society

More information coming soon!

This is the last chance to enter our March competition to win a highstreet voucher! Guess the year and remember to SHARE to validate your entry..have as many goes as you like and good luck 🍀🍀🍀 ... See MoreSee Less

This Quarter we found it only fair to split the Carer of the Quarter award.

These members of staff have valiantly braved the elements on foot and continued to deliver care through the numerous storms that have belted us over the past month.

Well done to Maggie Jones (Left) and Megan Tweddle (Right)
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Food donations are now being taken for Taff-Ely Foodbank at Bethel Baptist Church, Heol Miskin, Pontyclun. We have already started it off with a large selection of Easter Eggs.

If you have any essential items (see details below), then drop them into the office. We will be delivering them to the food bank the week before Easter.

A BIT ABOUT FOOD BANKS:
UK food bank use is still at record levels as hunger remains a major concern for local low income families.

HOW A FOOD BANK WORKS
• Food is donated by individuals, schools, businesses and churches ready for distribution
• Front line professional care workers, health visitors, charities, social services help to issue clients vouchers
• Clients can exchange vouchers for 3 -5 days of nutritionally balanced emergency food
• Clients collect food from local distribution centres, where they can also find a safe place to chat over a hot drink and snack, they can also receive signposting to a range of support services
If you would like to get involved please locate your local food bank where staff will happily provide leaflets, and advice.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS REQUIRED
Tinned products, Dried pasta/rice, Cooking sauces, Cereals, Tea/coffee, Sugar, sweets and chocolates. Please support in any which way you can.

THANK YOU
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Food donations are now being taken for Taff-Ely Foodbank at Bethel Baptist Church, Heol Miskin, Pontyclun. We have already started it off with a large selection of Easter Eggs.

If you have any essential items (see details below), then drop them into the office. We will be delivering them to the food bank the week before Easter.

A BIT ABOUT FOOD BANKS:
UK food bank use is still at record levels as hunger remains a major concern for local low income families.

HOW A FOOD BANK WORKS
• Food is donated by individuals, schools, businesses and churches ready for distribution
• Front line professional care workers, health visitors, charities, social services help to issue clients vouchers
• Clients can exchange vouchers for 3 -5 days of nutritionally balanced emergency food
• Clients collect food from local distribution centres, where they can also find a safe place to chat over a hot drink and snack, they can also receive signposting to a range of support services
If you would like to get involved please locate your local food bank where staff will happily provide leaflets, and advice.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS REQUIRED
Tinned products, Dried pasta/rice, Cooking sauces, Cereals, Tea/coffee, Sugar, sweets and chocolates. Please support in any which way you can. 

THANK YOU

It's competition Sunday! Have a look at the video and tell us what year it all took place. Service Users and staff joined forces to oranise a car boot sale, cake stall and entertainments to raise funds for a very important cause. To make your entry eligble for the highstreet voucher prize, like and share the post. Good Luck! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to our care staff that helped in attending the Employability Bridgend recruitment events.

More events like this are needed to raise awareness of Health Care as a profession, showcasing the opportunities that are available in Bridgend to help to develop your skills and start your career in this essential sector.

We will keep you updated with any future events and if you think you might be interested in health care, give one of our knowledgeable, friendly team a call to discuss how we can help!
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Thanks to our care staff that helped in attending the Cyflogadwyedd Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr / Employability Bridgend recruitment events. 

More events like this are needed to raise awareness of Health Care as a profession, showcasing the opportunities that are available in Bridgend to help to develop your skills and start your career in this essential sector.

We will keep you updated with any future events and if you think you might be interested in health care, give one of our knowledgeable, friendly team a call to discuss how we can help!