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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 👏🥚🧀🍗🍲🍱

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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 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!
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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.

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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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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5 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 🍾🥂💏

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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 ☺️🐶☺️

www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend
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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/

IT'S TIME FOR A FLU SHOT!
Protect yourself and those in your care.

With winter approaching we want to remind you how important it is that you all do the right thing and get your annual flu vaccination this year as part of that protection.

When you get a flu vaccination, you not only protect yourself but also help protect those you come into contact with. We want you to reduce the risks of passing flu to our clients, some of whom are very vulnerable to complications if they catch it.

We want you to help influence others to get their vaccine too. Those most at risk of flu and its complications are the very young, very old, pregnant women, and those with underlying medical conditions.

We strongly urge all our staff with direct client contact to get vaccinated as soon as possible. By doing so you act as role models for other healthcare workers and lead the way with your clients.

Annual flu vaccination is the single best way to protect against catching or spreading flu. I hope you will join me in doing the right thing and getting your flu vaccine this year. Flu vaccines for carers are FREE. Please SHARE!
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Be on time!
Don't forget - clocks go back at 2 a.m. on Sunday Morning.
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Be on time!
Dont forget - clocks go back at 2 a.m. on Sunday Morning.

We love hearing stories of how our staff spend their spare time. This is HCA, Beverley Brown's wonderful story. On the 12th of October, Bev and her beloved dog Betty Boo set out on a motorcycle journey from the Ogmore Valley to Brightons' Brightona Bike Show. Bev said “the weather started off dry until I reached Oxfordshire, then it became horrendous. The Journey took us 6 hours with 2 stops along the way. My first mission was to visit Madeira Drive and park up. I paid my £5.00 as I know the parking proceeds go to the British Heart Foundation. There were not many bikers there due to the bad weather. Those there were absolutely thrilled to see Betty Boo and me. I stayed overnight, and we both had a well-earned rest, getting us ready for the Big Event Brightona 2019. The next day we took to the Bike again and rode in. It was a brilliant experience listening to bands play the old Scar type music. Betty Boo really enjoyed the fuss and her biking experience".
Brightona started in 2004 now it is one of the biggest charity motorcycle events in the south of England. They decided to use funds raised from 2018 and 19s events to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and place them in as many biker related locations as they could and they are available to everyone.
Bev Brown you are an inspiration. Not only does your kindness and determination come across at work, but you’re also out there raising money for charities. May you forever continue to give us kittens when we know you’re off on your adventures! If you've got a story to tell, we'd love to hear it.
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We love hearing stories of how our staff spend their spare time.  This is HCA, Beverley Browns wonderful story.  On the 12th of October, Bev and her beloved dog Betty Boo set out on a motorcycle journey from the Ogmore Valley to Brightons Brightona Bike Show. Bev said “the weather started off dry until I reached Oxfordshire, then it became horrendous. The Journey took us 6 hours with 2 stops along the way.  My first mission was to visit Madeira Drive and park up. I paid my £5.00 as I know the parking proceeds go to the British Heart Foundation.  There were not many bikers there due to the bad weather. Those there were absolutely thrilled to see Betty Boo and me.  I stayed overnight, and we both had a well-earned rest, getting us ready for the Big Event Brightona 2019.  The next day we took to the Bike again and rode in. It was a brilliant experience listening to bands play the old Scar type music.  Betty Boo really enjoyed the fuss and her biking experience.
Brightona started in 2004 now it is one of the biggest charity motorcycle events in the south of England.  They decided to use funds raised from 2018 and 19s events to purchase Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and place them in as many biker related locations as they could and they are available to everyone.
Bev Brown you are an inspiration. Not only does your kindness and determination come across at work, but you’re also out there raising money for charities.  May you forever continue to give us kittens when we know you’re off on your adventures!  If youve got a story to tell, wed love to hear it.

BREXIT and Continuity of Medicines Supply – Information for patients and the public

Continuing to be able access to medicines after the United Kingdom (UK) leaves the European Union (EU) is a matter of great importance to patients and the public. The Welsh Government has been working with the UK Government and the pharmaceutical industry to ensure plans are in place to ensure the medicines people need are available in the event of a no deal EU exit. Our message to professionals and the public remains clear, ‘keep doing what you’ve always done’.

Here is a link to the health and social care pages on Preparing Wales
www.gov.wales/preparing-wales-brexit/health-and-social-services

gov.wales/health-and-social-care-brexit-information-materials

If you need information or have concerns, please feel free to give us a ring. PLEASE SHARE and LIKE to help get the message across 
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BREXIT and Continuity of Medicines Supply – Information for patients and the public

Continuing to be able access to medicines after the United Kingdom (UK) leaves the European Union (EU) is a matter of great importance to patients and the public.  The Welsh Government has been working with the UK Government and the pharmaceutical industry to ensure plans are in place to ensure the medicines people need are available in the event of a no deal EU exit.  Our message to professionals and the public remains clear, ‘keep doing what you’ve always done’.

Here is a link to the health and social care pages on Preparing Wales 
www.gov.wales/preparing-wales-brexit/health-and-social-services

https://gov.wales/health-and-social-care-brexit-information-materials

If you need information or have concerns, please feel free to give us a ring. PLEASE SHARE and LIKE to help get the message across 

Last chance to clear out any unwanted clothes and help our 2 charities Hope Rescue and Sandville Self Help Centre. Simply drop of your donations at our Pencoed office between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. The final day for donations is Friday 18th October. Ask your friends and neighbours - all welcome😊. PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE! ... See MoreSee Less

Last chance to clear out any unwanted clothes and help our 2 charities Hope Rescue and Sandville Self Help Centre. Simply drop of your donations at our Pencoed office between 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday. The final day for donations is Friday 18th October. Ask your friends and neighbours - all welcome😊. PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE!

Its Mental Health Awareness Day.

1 in 4 people suffer from a mental health problem. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood.

If your struggling please dont stay quiet, it's okay not to be okay!
💛💛 #mentalhealthawarenessday2019 #itsokaynottobeokay 💛💛
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Its Mental Health Awareness Day. 

1 in 4 people suffer from a mental health problem. Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is important at every stage of life, from childhood and adolescence through adulthood. 

If your struggling please dont stay quiet, its okay not to be okay! 
💛💛 #mentalhealthawarenessday2019 #itsokaynottobeokay 💛💛

We are delighted to announce that Mair Shilliber has been voted Carer of the Quarter! Mair has been caring for over 20 years and joined us back in 2003. When asked why she loves her job, shy, unassuming Mair said "I like looking after older people, especially stroke survivors, helping them get back on their feet, helping them to focus on getting well. Watching them transform continues to inspire me, and I think that’s why I have always loved caring". Mair, you are an inspiration to us and we are proud of you. Well done! 👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less

We are delighted to announce that Mair Shilliber has been voted Carer of the Quarter! Mair has been caring for over 20 years and joined us back in 2003. When asked why she loves her job, shy, unassuming Mair said I like looking after older people, especially stroke survivors, helping them get back on their feet, helping them to focus on getting well. Watching them transform continues to inspire me, and I think that’s why I have always loved caring. Mair, you are an inspiration to us and we are proud of you. Well done! 👏👏👏

Congratulations to our lucky MacMillan raffle winners Maggie Jones, Sheree, Jenny Keepings, Michelle Wales and Mair Shillibier. Thanks to all your fabulous support the total raised was £228.05! Give yourselves a round of applause! 👏👏👏 ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to our lucky MacMillan raffle winners Maggie Jones, Sheree, Jenny Keepings, Michelle Wales and Mair Shillibier.  Thanks to all your fabulous support the total raised was £228.05! Give yourselves a round of applause! 👏👏👏

Pencoed Community Information Bridgend County Borough Council
National Older People’s day was founded to celebrate the achievements and contributions of older people to society. April always takes care to ensure that we’re doing our best to give something back to older people. We recognise the importance of supporting older people to live happy and healthy lives. Here are a few ways that you can celebrate Older People’s day and give back to older people in your life or within your community.

No.1 Volunteer as a befriender

No.2 Fundraise for a great cause

No.3 Take part in dementia research

No.4 Visit your older relatives

No.5 Spread the word

Spread the word on social media by using the hashtag #olderpeoplesday You could share how you are celebrating the day or an inspiring story about an older relative.

Let us know how you’re celebrating National Older People’s Day.
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Pencoed Community Information Bridgend County Borough Council 
National Older People’s day was founded to celebrate the achievements and contributions of older people to society. April always takes care to ensure that we’re doing our best to give something back to older people. We recognise the importance of supporting older people to live happy and healthy lives. Here are a few ways that you can celebrate Older People’s day and give back to older people in your life or within your community.

No.1 Volunteer as a befriender

No.2 Fundraise for a great cause

No.3 Take part in dementia research

No.4 Visit your older relatives

No.5 Spread the word

Spread the word on social media by using the hashtag #olderpeoplesday You could share how you are celebrating the day or an inspiring story about an older relative.

Let us know how you’re celebrating National Older People’s Day.

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April Complete Care Solutions Ltd

A BIG THANK YOU to Gill Harrington, Maggie Jones, Rebecca Hughes, Pam Hughes, Mair Smith and Yvette for making the stunning, scrummy cakes for our 6th Macmillan Cancer Support Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning. Another BIG THANK YOU to all those who bought a cake (or two or three 😄). We are very pleased to announce that we have made £222.58 so far..............................the raffle will be drawn tomorrow so there is still time to get a last minute ticket and help boost the total. PLEASE LIKE AND SHARE THIS POST! 🧁🍰☕️ ... See MoreSee Less

COMPETITION TIME🥳 - help us to make tomorrows MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING the biggest ever and win yourself a bottle of bubbly. All you have to do is like and share this post..................................what are you waiting for? The lucky winner will be notified tomorrow at 1pm. Good Luck 🍀🍀🍀 ... See MoreSee Less

COMPETITION TIME🥳 - help us to make tomorrows MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING the biggest ever and win yourself a bottle of bubbly. All you have to do is like and share this post..................................what are you waiting for? The lucky winner will be notified tomorrow at 1pm. Good Luck 🍀🍀🍀

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Service User Peter Gordon has just shared with us some pics from his recent holiday to Holme Lacy House Hotel In Hereford. Escorted by HCA Michelle Wales.

Michelle says ''Peter had an enjoyable time. Relaxing, walking, swimming and meeting and chatting to other visitors and staff''

Thanks for the pics Peter, we are glad you enjoyed.
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Macmillan Raffle tickets are now available from the office at £1 a strip.

Raffle to be drawn on Monday 30th Sept
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Macmillan Raffle tickets are now available from the office at £1 a strip.

Raffle to be drawn on Monday 30th Sept

Macmillan Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support

It’s almost that time of the year again where Macmillan Coffee Morning dawns upon us, giving us another opportunity to raise money and lend our support for the people who need it most!

This year it will again be held at our offices on Friday 27th Sept from 10am – 1pm.

We have had a successful few years in raising money for the Macmillan Charity and hope to do the same again this year, so we invite all to stop by whether you want to donate cakes or help to eat them 🙂
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Macmillan Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support

It’s almost that time of the year again where Macmillan Coffee Morning dawns upon us, giving us another opportunity to raise money and lend our support for the people who need it most! 

This year it will again be held at our offices on Friday 27th Sept from 10am – 1pm.

We have had a successful few years in raising money for the Macmillan Charity and hope to do the same again this year, so we invite all to stop by whether you want to donate cakes or help to eat them :)

We would like to welcome our new member of staff Gaynor Rees to the team. Gaynor is local to the area and has completed her induction/shadow calls. Mentors and clients have paid tribute to her already saying how professional and caring she is. Gaynor visited the office regularly to give us updates on how she was getting on and said "I can't believe how lovely clients and staff are; it is so nice here". We are absolutely thrilled with her comments. Thank you Gaynor and again a massive welcome to the team. If you would like to join our team please give us a ring on 01656 863963 or pop into the office for a friendly chat. ... See MoreSee Less

Blood donation involves collecting blood from a donor so it can be used to treat someone else.
Blood donations are an essential part of our healthcare system. If we did not have volunteers giving blood, many medical procedures we take for granted could not take place.
Doctors and surgeons rely on blood donations to carry out life-saving and life-enhancing treatments every day.
How can you donate blood?
In South, Mid and West Wales by the Welsh Blood Service. Blood Services rely on voluntary donations from the general public to keep the service running. Donating blood is a relatively quick procedure (it usually takes less than an hour) and is virtually painless.
The Welsh Blood Service provides more information about how you can volunteer to give blood
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Blood donation involves collecting blood from a donor so it can be used to treat someone else.
Blood donations are an essential part of our healthcare system. If we did not have volunteers giving blood, many medical procedures we take for granted could not take place.
Doctors and surgeons rely on blood donations to carry out life-saving and life-enhancing treatments every day.
How can you donate blood?
In South, Mid and West Wales by the Welsh Blood Service. Blood Services rely on voluntary donations from the general public to keep the service running. Donating blood is a relatively quick procedure (it usually takes less than an hour) and is virtually painless.
The  Welsh Blood Service provides more information about how you can volunteer to give blood

We received wonderful news from TSW Training our QCF training provider. Emma nominated our HCA Sue Potter for Learner of the Month award. Both Emma and Sue were thrilled to be informed that Sue had been granted the award.

Sue was, at first was reluctant to sign up for her QCF level 2 in health and social care, but after a little self-reflection she decided to take the plunge.

Sue balanced her work/ home life and managed to complete the qualification.

Sue said:
“I have to say it was hard going, more so finding the time to complete each element because of my commitments to my clients. I did really enjoy every minute of it”.

Emma from TSW:
"When I first met Sue she was nervous about her learning, especially the Essential Skills that she needed to complete. Throughout her QCF Sue demonstrated good knowledge and understanding and offered excellent person centred care to her clients. She completed the Essential Skills with determination and passed them both. It has been a pleasure to support Sue through the qualification and to see her gain her QCF level 2."

CONGRATULATIONS SUE WHAT AN ACHIEVEMENT.
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We received wonderful news from TSW Training our QCF training provider. Emma nominated our HCA Sue Potter for  Learner of the Month award.  Both Emma and Sue were thrilled to be informed that Sue had been granted the award.  

Sue was, at first was reluctant to sign up for her QCF level 2 in health and social care, but after a little self-reflection she decided to take the plunge. 

Sue balanced her work/ home life and managed to complete the qualification. 

Sue said: 
“I have to say it was hard going, more so finding the time to complete each element because of my commitments to my clients. I did really enjoy every minute of it”.  

Emma from TSW: 
When I first met Sue she was nervous about her learning, especially the Essential Skills that she needed to complete. Throughout her QCF Sue demonstrated good knowledge and understanding and offered excellent person centred care to her clients. She completed the Essential Skills with determination and passed them both. It has been a pleasure to support Sue through the qualification and to see her gain her QCF level 2. 

CONGRATULATIONS SUE WHAT AN ACHIEVEMENT.

CARING GET WELL WISHES
2017 came and went.
With not so much of a day’s sickness or poorly event
2018 was much the same, you had 2 days of cold like symptoms.
The chilly winter weather was to blame
2109 sees you poorly and knocked off your feet, Admitted to hospital, in defeat
We at the office, and your clients miss your kind caring nature. Please recover quickly from your illness & Get well soon so we can continue to experience all the fun and delight you have to offer.
Take Care, thinking of you Sue.

From All at April.
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CARING GET WELL WISHES
2017 came and went. 
With not so much of a day’s sickness or poorly event
2018 was much the same, you had 2 days of cold like symptoms. 
The chilly winter weather was to blame
2109 sees you poorly and knocked off your feet, Admitted to hospital, in defeat
We at the office, and your clients miss your kind caring nature. Please recover quickly from your illness & Get well soon so we can continue to experience all the fun and delight you have to offer. 
Take Care, thinking of you Sue. 

From All at April.

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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This quarter’s employees of the quarter has to go jointly to 2 of our Swansea based staff. Their contribution to Cyngor Abertawe - Swansea Council Sheltered Housing Scheme over the last few years has been professional, and they have enabled a high level of continuity for their clients!

Well done Michelle Suter and Steffan Griffiths.

We hope you enjoy spending your vouchers and keep up the good work!
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This quarter’s employees of the quarter has to go jointly to 2 of our Swansea based staff.  Their contribution to Cyngor Abertawe - Swansea Council Sheltered Housing Scheme over the last few years has been professional, and they have enabled a high level of continuity for their clients!

Well done Michelle Suter and Steffan Griffiths. 

We hope you enjoy spending your vouchers and keep up the good work!

Carers Trust South East Wales
The Bridgend Carers Wellbeing Service offers information, advice and practical assistance to unpaid carers in Bridgend.

The service is focused on improving carers’ well-being by helping people to make the most of their life alongside
their caring role and maintaining their independence.

If you want to know more on this service, you can call them on 01656 336969.
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Carers Trust South East Wales
The Bridgend Carers Wellbeing Service offers information, advice and practical assistance to unpaid carers in Bridgend. 

The service is focused on improving carers’ well-being by helping people to make the most of their life alongside 
their caring role and maintaining their independence.

If you want to know more on this service, you can call them on 01656 336969.

Some of our staff kindly wished us to donate their left over Easter eggs. We decided to try something a little different this year. We found a little gem of a club in the Ogmore Valley which is run on a Saturday morning called Valley Footie Pups #valleyfootiepups. This little club relies on local fundraising events and donations to support them and it’s a place where parents can take their little ones to have a kick around and spend some of that abundant energy. The Club is run by Scott Harris, a massive footie lover himself. A massive thanks to Valley Footie Pups for contributing to something really special in the local community. Who knows we could be looking at the next Gareth Bale. Please get in touch with the club if you can help with any donations, or fundraising. I know we certainly will be. ... See MoreSee Less

Some of our staff kindly wished us to donate their left over Easter eggs. We decided to try something a little different this year. We found a little gem of a club in the Ogmore Valley which is run on a Saturday morning called Valley Footie Pups #valleyfootiepups.  This little club relies on local fundraising events and donations to support them and it’s a place where parents can take their little ones to have a kick around and spend some of that abundant energy.   The Club is run by Scott Harris, a massive footie lover himself.  A massive thanks to Valley Footie Pups for contributing to something really special in the local community. Who knows we could be looking at the next Gareth Bale.  Please get in touch with the club if you can help with any donations, or fundraising. I know we certainly will be.Image attachment

Our company is continuously growing in achieving its highest level. We need competitive people in our company. In this case, our whole team is very happy to welcome Sam Roberts. We are really happy to have you on board ... See MoreSee Less

Our company is continuously growing in achieving its highest level. We need competitive people in our company. In this case, our whole team is very happy to welcome Sam Roberts. We are really happy to have you on board

We would like to wish Emma Chilcott all the best in anticipation of the birth of her new baby. Im sure it will be any day now. Cant wait to see the pics 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less

We would like to wish Emma Chilcott all the best in anticipation of the birth of her new baby. Im sure it will be any day now. Cant wait to see the pics :)

Its Mental Health Awareness Week and Mental health problems are a growing public health concern. Most people know a person, loved one, friend who has or continues to experience mental health issues.
According to Mind, about one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.
Mind says that while the overall number of people with such problems hasn't changed significantly, "worries about things like money, jobs and benefits can make it harder for people to cope". There is support out there, please don’t be afraid to talk.
What to do if you feel you need help?
You should go and see your GP if you have experienced the following:
• You've been feeling depressed for more than a few weeks
• Your anxiety is affecting your daily life
If you want to talk to someone immediately, the NHS mental health helpline page includes organisations you can call for help, such as Anxiety UK and Bipolar UK.
The Samaritans helpline is on hand 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, for people who need to talk to someone in confidence.
You can call 116 123 free today to access the helpline.
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Its Mental Health Awareness Week and Mental health problems are a growing public health concern. Most people know a person, loved one, friend who has or continues to experience mental health issues. 
According to Mind, about one in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.
Mind says that while the overall number of people with such problems hasnt changed significantly, worries about things like money, jobs and benefits can make it harder for people to cope.  There is support out there, please don’t be afraid to talk. 
What to do if you feel you need help?
You should go and see your GP if you have experienced the following:
• Youve been feeling depressed for more than a few weeks
• Your anxiety is affecting your daily life
If you want to talk to someone immediately, the NHS mental health helpline page includes organisations you can call for help, such as Anxiety UK and Bipolar UK.
The Samaritans helpline is on hand 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, for people who need to talk to someone in confidence.
You can call 116 123 free today to access the helpline.

Care Registration Gofal Cymdeithasol Cymru / Social Care Wales

Time is running out until the 1st April 2020 deadline before registration of all domiciliary care workers becomes mandatory, and we are supporting our staff to register.

Do you know how to register? Do you know the Social Care Wales registration rules?

Find out more at socialcare.wales/registration. where you can access up to date information.
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Care Registration Social Care Wales

Time is running out until the 1st April 2020 deadline before registration of all domiciliary care workers becomes mandatory, and we are supporting our staff to register. 

Do you know how to register? Do you know the Social Care Wales registration rules?

Find out more at https://socialcare.wales/registration. where you can access up to date information.

Wales needs around 20,000 more people to work in care by 2030.

Visit WeCareWales or www.wecare.wales for more information on what its like to be a Carer
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Well done to all the raffle prize winners today! You have raised £25 for Sandville Self Help Centre and every penny helps so THANK YOU.

Our Raffle Winners are:

Rebecca Hughes
Sue Potter
Maggie Jones
Mair Shillibier
Jenny Keepings
Gill Harrington
Michelle Wales
Sheila Bowen
Julian our Postman
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Well done to all the raffle prize winners today! You have raised £25 for  Sandville Self Help Centre and every penny helps so THANK YOU. 
 
Our Raffle Winners are:
 
Rebecca Hughes
Sue Potter
Maggie Jones
Mair Shillibier
Jenny Keepings
Gill Harrington
Michelle Wales
Sheila Bowen
Julian our Postman

Pop in and purchase your raffle ticket. Its a £1 a strip to raise funds for Sandville Self Help Centre. Check out the website www.sandville.org.uk

Thank you to our staff and Yvette for organising such a tasty collection of prizes!

Pop in anytime between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday to buy your tickets and meet the team. We will be completing our Draw next Thursday.

GOOD LUCK ALL
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Pop in and purchase your raffle ticket. Its a £1 a strip to raise funds for Sandville Self Help Centre. Check out the website www.sandville.org.uk 

Thank you to our staff and Yvette for organising such a tasty collection of prizes! 

Pop in anytime between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday to buy your tickets and meet the team. We will be completing our Draw next Thursday. 

GOOD LUCK ALL

Easter is almost here!
Easter eggs are at the office for all staff.
Call in for yours the next time you're passing.
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Easter is almost here! 
Easter eggs are at the office for all staff.
Call in for yours the next time youre passing.

Congratulations to Tracey Bright on winning our Mothers Day competition! We will be sending your mum a well deserved bunch of flowers on your behalf. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Tracey Bright on winning our Mothers Day competition! We will be sending your mum a well deserved bunch of flowers on your behalf.

It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 31st March – and we want to help give your mum a lovely surprise!

If your mum deserves to be treated with a beautiful bouquet from Bloom & Wild then we've got you covered. All you have to do is LIKE our page COMMENT by telling us why your mum is the absolute best, and SHARE.

We will make the draw and announce the winner on Monday.

Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful MUMs.
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It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday 31st March – and we want to help give your mum a lovely surprise! 

If your mum deserves to be treated with a beautiful bouquet from Bloom & Wild then weve got you covered. All you have to do is LIKE our page COMMENT by telling us why your mum is the absolute best, and SHARE.

We will make the draw and announce the winner on Monday. 

Happy Mother’s Day to all you wonderful MUMs.

I am thrilled to announce that Glesni Roberts has recently passed her QCF Level 2 in Health & Social Care!

We are very proud of Glesni and, we hope she continues with her career development, she is a great asset to April. Glesni said “This is a massive achievement for me, I have never passed anything like this in my life. I could not have achieved this without yours and my QCF tutor Emma's support. It has been hard but I finally did it.”. THANK YOU SO MUCH

We support our HCAs with their Learning development and provide them with the training they need to provide high quality care to our Clients.

A job well done Glesni. We knew you could do it!

TSW Training
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I am thrilled to announce that Glesni Roberts has recently passed her QCF Level 2 in Health & Social Care!

We are very proud of Glesni and, we hope she continues with her career development, she is a great asset to April.  Glesni said “This is a massive achievement for me, I have never passed anything like this in my life.  I could not have achieved this without yours and my QCF tutor Emmas support. It has been hard but I finally did it.”. THANK YOU SO MUCH

We support our HCAs with their Learning development and provide them with the training they need to provide high quality care to our Clients. 

A job well done Glesni. We knew you could do it!

TSW Training