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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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Thank you Maxine Sutton for sharing this "day in the life for people who work in care": Like and share if you're proud to be a carer❤️

Checking and changing pads is the norm.

You know loads of old songs.

Your team of 2 can get over 20 adults in to bed within an hour or so making sure 100% care and dignity is given.

You find yourself repeating things you say just to make a dementia patient feel safe.

The word CQC sends panic through you even though you know everything will be fine.

If you don't come home exhausted and sweaty you know you haven't worked the hardest that you can, after a long hard day.

You hate it when your friends say “why are you so tired? you only wipe bums and make cups of tea all day” forgetting that care is 100x more than that.

You know what everyone likes for breakfast and how they like their tea/coffee without even having to ask them and you also know their favourite place to sit, time to go to bed and favourite thing to watch or do.

You struggle on a daily basis to try and get people to eat and drink fluids just so they stay alive.

You can recite all the bowel types and a detailed explanation of what they look like without looking at the chart.

There are hundreds of clothes and footwear but you know who they belong to.
you’re there when they wake up and there when they go to sleep.
you’re there on the good days and the bad.

You’re also there when they need end of life care right up until their last breath, putting your own fears aside and talking to them or stroking their hair as they take their shallow breaths.

You care for these people like they are your own, helping them, listening, reassuring, laughing, cuddling.

You leave work looking like you've been dragged through a bush backwards despite leaving the house in a respectable way 14 hours earlier, but you know what?

I’m a carer and I’m PROUD! 👩🏻‍⚕
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Thank you Maxine Sutton for sharing this day in the life for people who work in care:   Like and share if youre proud to be a carer❤️

Checking and changing pads is the norm.

You know loads of old songs.

Your team of 2 can get over 20 adults in to bed within an hour or so making sure 100% care and dignity is given.

You find yourself repeating things you say just to make a dementia patient feel safe.

The word CQC sends panic through you even though you know everything will be fine.

If you dont come home exhausted and sweaty you know you havent worked the hardest that you can, after a long hard day.

You hate it when your friends say “why are you so tired? you only wipe bums and make cups of tea all day” forgetting that care is 100x more than that.

You know what everyone likes for breakfast and how they like their tea/coffee without even having to ask them and you also know their favourite place to sit, time to go to bed and favourite thing to watch or do.

You struggle on a daily basis to try and get people to eat and drink fluids just so they stay alive.

You can recite all the bowel types and a detailed explanation of what they look like without looking at the chart.

There are hundreds of clothes and footwear but you know who they belong to.
you’re there when they wake up and there when they go to sleep.
you’re there on the good days and the bad.

You’re also there when they need end of life care right up until their last breath, putting your own fears aside and talking to them or stroking their hair as they take their shallow breaths.

You care for these people like they are your own, helping them, listening, reassuring, laughing, cuddling.

You leave work looking like youve been dragged through a bush backwards despite leaving the house in a respectable way 14 hours earlier, but you know what?

I’m a carer and I’m PROUD! 👩🏻‍⚕

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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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

However you are celebrating, all of us wish all of you a Happy VE Day! We'd love to receive photos of your party so please post them below and tell us where you are.🎉🎆🎇 ... See MoreSee Less

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

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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 👏🥚🧀🍗🍲🍱

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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 👏

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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 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!

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 pallitive 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! ... See MoreSee Less

Just in case you missed last weeks post, here's a reminder. Share with anyone that you know who may be interested in attending.

Employability Bridgend are running four Care Sector Recruitment Events in different venues throughout Bridgend, providing an opportunity for both employers and potential employees to benefit from each other.

So if you know someone who may be interested in Care, please share this post with them. We will be attending each event, providing an opportunity to come along for an informal chat.
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Just in case you missed last weeks post, heres a reminder. Share with anyone that you know who may be interested in attending.

Cyflogadwyedd Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr / Employability Bridgend are running four Care Sector Recruitment Events in different venues throughout Bridgend, providing an opportunity for both employers and potential employees to benefit from each other.

So if you know someone who may be interested in Care, please share this post with them. We will be attending each event, providing an opportunity to come along for an informal chat.

Nicola who works at Grand Pavilion Porthcawl would like to develop Dementia-Friendly Film Screenings.

WHAT A GREAT IDEA!

They will be mid-week and mid-day times, certainly before 5pm, but she is keen to know who would like to attend these. With your help, please could you pass this information on to anyone who has contact with People living with Dementia and their Care Partners as Nicola would like an idea of how many this would interest and she would like it to be a regular thing. This would be an excellent service to get people out and about and enjoying the hobbies and interests that they once used to and to keep people connected to their local communities. All the staff in the Pavilion have received the Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Awareness Training.

If you have any ideas you wish to contribute, please share. The screenings would be designed around the idea that people could get up and walk around if needed, talk, dance or sing and it would be a safe, non-judgemental atmosphere. There would also be free transport laid on.

PLEASE SHARE, SHARE, SHARE and lets get this great idea going!
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Cyflogadwyedd Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr / Employability Bridgend are running four Care Sector Recruitment Events in different venues throughout Bridgend, providing an opportunity for both employers and potential employees to benefit from each other.

So if you know someone who may be interested in Care, please share this post with them. We will be attending each event, providing an opportunity to come along for an informal chat.
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Cyflogadwyedd Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr / Employability Bridgend are running four Care Sector Recruitment Events in different venues throughout Bridgend, providing an opportunity for both employers and potential employees to benefit from each other.

So if you know someone who may be interested in Care, please share this post with them. We will be attending each event, providing an opportunity to come along for an informal chat.

Congratulations to Dawn Cosker, winner of our Valentines Day competition! Your Bloom & Wild roses will be delivered through your letter box on Thursday. 😍🍾🥂💘 ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Dawn Cosker, winner of our Valentines Day competition! Your Bloom & Wild roses will be delivered through your letter box on Thursday. 😍🍾🥂💘

It's the first Sunday of the month so it's competition time! Would you like to win a dozen stunning red roses for someone special? Simply tell us who deserves this lovely Valentines Day surprise, like and share the post by Friday 7th February. The lucky winner's Bloom & Wild roses will be delivered on 13th February. Good Luck and remember to like and share! 💘🍀💘 ... See MoreSee Less

Its the first Sunday of the month so its competition time! Would you like to win a dozen stunning red roses for someone special? Simply tell us who deserves this lovely Valentines Day surprise, like and share the post by Friday 7th February. The lucky winners Bloom & Wild roses will be delivered on 13th February. Good Luck and remember to like and share! 💘🍀💘

Are you interested to hear what staff have to say about working for April?

HCA Beverley Brown kindly shares her views with us.
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Congratulations to Amy Louise Butler who was the first name out of the hat! Your One 4 All will be posted to you - PM us with your address please by Friday 24th January. Well done!🥳🥳🥳 ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Amy Louise Butler who was the first name out of the hat! Your One 4 All will be posted to you  - PM us with your address please by Friday 24th January. Well done!🥳🥳🥳

Macmillan Cancer Support - Hike a marathon or half marathon in Gower, the UK's first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and explore the dramatic coastline with views over Rhossili Bay and Worms Head. What a great way to get fit and help a cause which touches all of us in some way at some time. We will pay the registration fee for any carers or service users who would like to take part................go on, give it a go🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️ ... See MoreSee Less

Macmillan Cancer Support  -  Hike a marathon or half marathon in Gower, the UKs first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and explore the dramatic coastline with views over Rhossili Bay and Worms Head. What a great way to get fit and help a cause which touches all of us in some way at some time. We will pay the registration fee for any carers or service users who would like to take part................go on, give it a go🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️

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April Complete Care Solutions Ltd

Our New Year resolution? The first Sunday of every month will be competition time! For January, win a high street voucher by telling us what your New Year resolution is, like our page and share this post......simple as that. The winner will be drawn Monday 20th January and will be announced on the next competition Sunday (2nd February). Good luck ... See MoreSee Less

Our New Year resolution? The first Sunday of every month will be competition time! For January, win a high street voucher by telling us what your New Year resolution is, like our page and share this post......simple as that. The winner will be drawn Monday 20th January and will be announced on the next competition Sunday (2nd February). Good luck

HELP US FILL OUR PENNY JAR
It’s another year, and time to start our fundraising venture. Last year our Penny jar and Penny Tin donation contributed £47.00 to our annual fundraising. Giving is not just about making a donation. Its about making a difference. CAN YOU HELP US FILL OUR PENNY JAR THIS YEAR. No matter how little or small pennies count. THANK YOU
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HELP US FILL OUR PENNY JAR
It’s another year, and time to start our fundraising venture. Last year our Penny jar and Penny Tin donation contributed £47.00 to our annual fundraising.  Giving is not just about making a donation. Its about making a difference.  CAN YOU HELP US FILL OUR PENNY JAR THIS YEAR. No matter how little or small pennies count. THANK YOU

FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU
Very best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! 🥳🥳🥳
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FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU
Very best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! 🥳🥳🥳

Start the new year with us in a rewarding role as a Health Care Support worker. We are an established provider to Bridgend County Borough Council and also to the Vale of Glamorgan Social Services.

We are currently looking to recruit a HCA in the Barry area for afternoon and evening shifts. Part or full time hours available.

Enquire on 01656 863963 or send your C.V. to us at amelia@aprilcare.co.uk
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Start the new year with us in a rewarding role as a Health Care Support worker. We are an established provider to Bridgend County Borough Council and also to the Vale of Glamorgan Social Services.

We are currently looking to recruit a HCA in the Barry area for afternoon and evening shifts. Part or full time hours available. 

Enquire on 01656 863963 or send your C.V. to us at amelia@aprilcare.co.uk

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎅🎅🎅
We would like to wish all our wonderful staff and clients a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped us with fundraising this year. Your kindness and generosity is so much appreciated. HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME
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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR 🎅🎅🎅
We would like to wish all our wonderful staff and clients a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  A big THANK YOU to everyone who helped us with fundraising this year. Your kindness and generosity is so much appreciated. HAVE A WONDERFUL TIME

RAFFLE PRIZE DRAW
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED IN OUR RAFFLE- We raised a TOTAL of £87.00 and the proceeds of the raffle will be donated to Hope Rescue Our Penny Jar and tin raised a total of £47.00 along with Cash for Clothes £44.00, a total of £91.00 will be donated to Sandville Self Help Centre.
Thank you to our Raffle Drawer, Julian the Postman.
RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS
1ST PRIZE – Sue A’hern, 2nd PRIZE – Ruby Tweddle (Ruby is 9 years of age and bought a ticket out of her pocket money). 3rd PRIZE – Beverley Brown. 4th Prize – Scott Harris 5th PRIZE - M Wales. 6th PRIZE - Carol Jones. 7th PRIZE Maggie Jones
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RAFFLE PRIZE DRAW
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED IN OUR RAFFLE- We raised a TOTAL of £87.00 and the proceeds of the raffle will be donated to Hope Rescue  Our Penny Jar and tin raised a total of £47.00 along with Cash for Clothes £44.00, a total of £91.00  will be donated to Sandville Self Help Centre.
Thank you to our Raffle Drawer, Julian the Postman. 
RAFFLE PRIZE WINNERS
1ST PRIZE – Sue A’hern, 2nd PRIZE – Ruby Tweddle (Ruby is 9 years of age and bought a ticket out of her pocket money). 3rd PRIZE – Beverley Brown. 4th Prize – Scott Harris 5th PRIZE - M Wales. 6th PRIZE - Carol Jones. 7th PRIZE Maggie JonesImage attachment

13 GIFTS FOR 13 SHARES
Thank you to all who shared our post on 8 December at 19:30. As promised for every share, we would donate a gift to a child/young person. We received 13 shares in total. Here is a picture of some of the gifts purchased for donation. Santa also left some selection boxes from our open day, so we decided to add these to our donation. Yesterday we delivered the presents to Bridgend Borough Council, Civic Offices, right in time for Christmas. We are really pleased and happy that we have been able to help at this special time of year MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THANK YOU 🎅☃️🎁🎄
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13 GIFTS FOR 13 SHARES
Thank you to all who shared our post on 8 December at 19:30. As promised for every share, we would donate a gift to a child/young person.  We received 13 shares in total.  Here is a picture of some of the gifts purchased for donation. Santa also left some selection boxes from our open day, so we decided to add these to our donation.  Yesterday we delivered the presents to Bridgend Borough Council, Civic Offices, right in time for Christmas.  We are really pleased and happy that we have been able to help at this special time of year  MERRY CHRISTMAS AND THANK YOU 🎅☃️🎁🎄

CELEBRATING OUR ANNUAL STAFF AWARDS!

We would like to say a big thank you and congratulations to our AWARD WINNERS for their enthusiasm, dedication, and hard work.

This year’s awards goes to:-

• HUGH JENKINGS AWARD – MEGAN TWEDDLE

• EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR – JENNY KEEPINGS

• BEST NEWCOMER – MEGAN TWEDDLE

• BEST TEAM AS NOMINATED BY MR G LEWIS – Bev Brown, Samantha Roberts, Megan Tweddle, Cath Cannon.
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Xmas Open Day 2019

Thanks to Hope Rescue and everyone else that attended our annual Xmas Open Day and we hope you all enjoyed!

Santa entertained the little ones whilst light refreshments and some festive music kept the rest of us in the festive spirit!

If you didn’t manage to visit our open day this year, make sure you add it to next year’s calendar as the more the merrier!

Xmas raffle tickets are still available to buy at £1 each or 6 for £5 and the winner will be announced next week. You can buy them here www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

Lastly, the winners of our annual internal recognition awards which were in part presented on the day will be announced soon, so watch this space.
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FOR EVERY SHARE OF THIS POST, WE WILL DONATE A GIFT!
Every year Bridgend County Council Children’s Social Care team organizes a Santa Appeal collection to provide gifts for young children and young people, who may not receive a Christmas present on Christmas morning.
Christmas is all about children so we would like to pass their message on and ask for people to get involved and make a difference in a child/young person’s life this Christmas by donating a new gift. Gifts can be delivered the Civic offices in Bridgend until 5pm on Tuesday 17th December. SHARE SHARE SHARE🎄☃️🎁

Merry Christmas!
Isn’t it fun
To say “Merry Christmas”
To everyone?
Time for a party
And presents and things
That make children happy
And give their hearts wings!
By: Nicholas Gordon
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FOR EVERY SHARE OF THIS POST, WE WILL DONATE A GIFT!
Every year Bridgend County Council Children’s Social Care team organizes a Santa Appeal collection to provide gifts for young children and young people, who may not receive a Christmas present on Christmas morning.
Christmas is all about children so we would like to pass their message on and ask for people to get involved and make a difference in a child/young person’s life this Christmas by donating a new gift.  Gifts can be delivered the Civic offices in Bridgend until 5pm on Tuesday 17th December. SHARE SHARE SHARE🎄☃️🎁

Merry Christmas!
Isn’t it fun
To say “Merry Christmas”
To everyone?
Time for a party
And presents and things
That make children happy
And give their hearts wings!
By: Nicholas Gordon

Get your raffle tickets now - Only 7 days until draw!

Our luxury Christmas Raffle has another great prize thanks to Ruth Gregory who kindly helped by making us a fabulous basket of teas, hot chocolate, mugs, chocolates, jams and candles. Thank you Ruth! Tickets are £1each or 6 for £5 and you can buy at the office or via this link:

www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

All proceeds to Hope Rescue please share post with your friends! 🎄🎁☃️
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Get your raffle tickets now - Only 7 days until draw!

Our luxury Christmas Raffle has another great prize thanks to Ruth Gregory who kindly helped by making us a fabulous basket of teas, hot chocolate, mugs, chocolates, jams and candles. Thank you Ruth! Tickets are £1each or 6 for £5 and you can buy at the office or via this link:

https://www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

All proceeds to Hope Rescue please share post with your friends! 🎄🎁☃️

We are pleased to announce that we are once again successful in our bid to provide Cyngor Abertawe - Swansea Council with assistance in their Sheltered Housing Scheme.

We first won the contract in 2016, and after further hard work in tendering against competing companies, we were once again chosen as the successful provider for another term!

We must make a mention to our excellent Swansea based staff, as their high level of professionalism over the past 3 years makes our job that much easier.

We look forward to our continued collaboration with Swansea County Borough Council.
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We are pleased to announce that we are once again successful in our bid to provide Cyngor Abertawe - Swansea Council with assistance in their Sheltered Housing Scheme.

We first won the contract in 2016, and after further hard work in tendering against competing companies, we were once again chosen as the successful provider for another term!

We must make a mention to our excellent Swansea based staff, as their high level of professionalism over the past 3 years makes our job that much easier.

We look forward to our continued collaboration with Swansea County Borough Council.

Before applying, please note you must have the following to be considered for the role:
A minimum of 2 years HCA experience.
Driver.

We are currently looking for part time dedicated Health Care Assistants who have at least 2 years’ experience to join our team for care calls in the Vale of Glamorgan and surrounding areas

We are looking for enthusiastic, honest caring individuals interested in personal development.

With excellent incentives and also in house award recognition.
• Good rates of pay.
• Comprehensive Induction and training
• Work with Friendly focused individuals with a wealth of experience
• Pension
• 5.6wks Holiday
• Bonus Scheme
• Training including opportunity for QCF progression
• Potential to increase hours if needed.

You will be required to pay £50.60 for your DBS check. This will be refunded after 100 hours of service.
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Timeline PhotosPositive Approach to Care's FREE Online Dementia Journal November Issue is here! 📰 - mailchi.mp/teepasnow/november-2019-online-dementia-journal

#Dementia #Alzheimer #TeepaSnow #DementiaJournal #Caregiver #CarePartner #November #DementiaEducation #PAC #PositiveApproachToCare #Alzheimers #Newsletter
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Do you care for a family member, a friend or a neighbour who wouldn’t be able to manage without your help?

We’ve been marking #CarersRightsDay 2019 alongside the Carers Trust South East Wales with advice ranging from legal rights and financial support to learning new skills and planning for emergencies.

Find out more about what support is available to help you in your caring role: bit.ly/2KBxlQ3
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Our luxury Christmas Raffle has another great prize thanks to Ruth Gregory who kindly helped by making us a fabulous basket of teas, hot chocolate, mugs, chocolates, jams and candles. Thank you Ruth! Tickets are £1each or 6 for £5 and you can buy at the office or via this link:
www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend
All proceeds to Hope Rescue please share post with your friends! 🎄🎁☃️
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Our luxury Christmas Raffle has another great prize thanks to Ruth Gregory who kindly helped by making us a fabulous basket of teas, hot chocolate, mugs, chocolates, jams and candles. Thank you Ruth! Tickets are £1each or 6 for £5 and you can buy at the office or via this link:
https://www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend
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9 months ago

April Complete Care Solutions Ltd

Congratulations to one of our Star Carers Sue Potter and her husband Alec on their Wedding Day.

Hope you had a lovely day.

A toast to Mr & Mrs A'Hern 🍾🥂💏
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Congratulations to one of our Star Carers Sue Potter and her husband Alec on their Wedding Day. 

Hope you had a lovely day. 

A toast to Mr & Mrs AHern 🍾🥂💏

On this Remembrance Sunday lets take time from our lives to pay respect and give our thanks to all those who gave their lives for our freedom in a 2 minute silence at 11am. ... See MoreSee Less

On this Remembrance Sunday lets take time from our lives to pay respect and give our thanks to all those who gave their lives for our freedom in a 2 minute silence at 11am.

FLU JABS UPDATE!
It appears that some carers are being told that they must pay for their flu vaccines – this is not the case!

“NHS provision of flu immunisation for domiciliary care workers in 2019-20
We have determined to extend the free NHS flu vaccination in 2019-20 to all staff working in the domiciliary care sector”.
Vaughan Gething AC/AM, Minister for Health and Social Services 06/11/2019
Community pharmacies will check the eligibility of Care Staff who present for vaccination, either by seeing a letter or voucher from the domiciliary care service confirming employment and eligibility. APRIL carers can get their letter from the office or by email.

PLEASE SHARE TO HELP US GET CARERS AND THEIR SERVICE USERS PROTECTED. 🤧😷🤧
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WIN A FABULOUS LUXURY XMAS HAMPER or one of many great other prizes!
Raffle tickets now on sale with 100% of proceeds to Hope Rescue. Pop into the office or use the link below to pay using PayPal. £1 a ticket or 6 tickets for £5- remember to give us your email address or send us a FaceBook message so we can scan your tickets to you. Draw will take place at 10 am Thursday 12th December. Collection or local delivery. Help us to raise vital funds for local dogs in need and SHARE this post - Thank you ☺️🐶☺️

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WIN A FABULOUS LUXURY XMAS HAMPER or one of many great other prizes!
Raffle tickets now on sale with 100% of proceeds to Hope Rescue. Pop into the office or use the link below to pay using PayPal. £1 a ticket or 6 tickets for £5- remember to give us your email address or send us a FaceBook message so we can scan your tickets to you. Draw will take place at 10 am Thursday 12th December. Collection or local delivery.  Help us to raise vital funds for local dogs in need and SHARE this post - Thank you ☺️🐶☺️

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DEMENTIA - A POSITIVE APPROACH TO CARE - A lot of people’s lives may have been touched by a person living with dementia, maybe in a professional or personal capacity. Working in a professional capacity we encourage our care staff to engage in a positive approach when supporting our clients, never arguing, using praise, diversions and always making sure that they use the word sorry. i.e. I am sorry I was trying to help, I’m sorry I made you angry, I’m sorry that happened, I had no right. When supporting someone living with dementia, words don't matter as much as how you make someone FEEL.
The Positive Approach to Care™ concept was developed to support people living with dementia by equipping both formal and informal carers with specific skills aimed at increasing understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.
By seeing the person living with dementia as the valuable GEM they are, and offering them the right care and setting, we’re giving them the opportunity to shine.
The GEMS focus on the skills and abilities a person still has, not what they have lost. Instead of looking at people as less, Teepa Snow’s model encourages care partners to see what the person living with dementia still has left and is still able to do.
By being able to recognize a person’s GEMS state and thereby noticing the skills and abilities a person still has, care partners are able to provide the right support and care to help the person shine
Learn how to determine the correct state of a person living with dementia, and get the skills and know-how to adjust your care approach to get the most positive outcomes. PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE OUR POST we can all make a difference no matter how big or small.
teepasnow.com/about/about-teepa-snow/the-gems-brain-change-model/
blog.thealzheimerssite.greatergood.com/teepa-sorry/
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DEMENTIA - A POSITIVE APPROACH TO CARE - A lot of people’s lives may have been touched by a person living with dementia, maybe in a professional or personal capacity.  Working in a professional capacity we encourage our care staff to engage in a positive approach when supporting our clients, never arguing, using praise, diversions and always making sure that they use the word sorry. i.e. I am sorry I was trying to help, I’m sorry I made you angry, I’m sorry that happened, I had no right.  When supporting someone living with dementia, words dont matter as much as how you make someone FEEL.
The Positive Approach to Care™ concept was developed to support people living with dementia by equipping both formal and informal carers with specific skills aimed at increasing understanding of what it is like to live with dementia.
By seeing the person living with dementia as the valuable GEM they are, and offering them the right care and setting, we’re giving them the opportunity to shine.
The GEMS focus on the skills and abilities a person still has, not what they have lost. Instead of looking at people as less, Teepa Snow’s model encourages care partners to see what the person living with dementia still has left and is still able to do.
By being able to recognize a person’s GEMS state and thereby noticing the skills and abilities a person still has, care partners are able to provide the right support and care to help the person shine
Learn how to determine the correct state of a person living with dementia, and get the skills and know-how to adjust your care approach to get the most positive outcomes.  PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE OUR POST we can all make a difference no matter how big or small. 
https://teepasnow.com/about/about-teepa-snow/the-gems-brain-change-model/
https://blog.thealzheimerssite.greatergood.com/teepa-sorry/